Many people relate most of their stress to their working life. Jobs can often leave employees feeling ‘burned out’ as they work hard during the day and do not know how to switch off when their working day is supposed to end. In fact, new data from Easy Offices reveals that 43% of office workers feel “burned out at work”.
The experts at Easy Offices have therefore revealed the top 3 tips for switching off after work to avoid burnout:
- Making your commute enjoyable
- The tube is used by over 2 million commuters everyday. Ensure you take time before and after work to unwind and relax on your journey home. This means doing things that will take your mind off of your work and any work related worries you have.
- Examples of activities you can do to help you unwind during your commute include: Reading a book, listening to music or a podcast, streaming your favourite show, practising some breathing exercises or doing a crossword. However, make sure you do no’t disturb others who are trying to unwind by using headphones.
- Sticking to an after-work routine
- Coming home should be and can be something to look forward to. By creating an after-work routine that’s filled with things you enjoy doing, it is easier to switch off from work mode and distract yourself whilst being happy.
- Examples of things to do in your after-work routine can include: Taking a long shower, going for a walk, heading to the gym, meditating or making a nice home cooked meal.
- Ensure to avoid checking your emails and also avoid work talk whilst you are home. You can even turn your phone off for a couple of hours to really switch off from work-mode.
- Taking your time off seriously
- A study in 2020 found that the average employee only takes 62% of their holiday allowance. It is important for all employees to take their time off seriously, whether this means weekends, bank holidays or holiday allowance.
- Having a break from work helps you to relax and do things that you can’t during your 9-5. Take the time to see your family, catch up with friends or participate in some fun activities or a new hobby. Work should never dominate your life and ensuring to utilise your time off is very important to reduce the risk of burnout.
Find out everything else you need to know about avoiding burn out and enjoying working life here.