Burnout is a common phenomenon that almost everybody experiences at some point of their life, and it’s usually a product of too many tasks to handle at once and not enough planning. With that said, here are three easy steps you can follow to combat burnout.
1. Create a structured list
Note that I said structured. Instead of this listing down everything you have to do at once, separate things into categories. For example, if you were a student the week before finals, your list could look like this:
2. Work in chunks
It’s important to take breaks, and many experts recommend working in 30-minute chunks followed by 15 minutes of break time in between. If you got up at 8:00, started working 9:00 and even accounted for meals, bathroom breaks, etc, you would be working approximately five hours in that day, not feel tired and get to bed on time.
3. Work in clean surroundings
Your work environment is a massive factor to your productivity and mood while working. Make sure you’re working in a clean, distraction-free zone that you feel comfortable with. It’s also recommended to keep your phone on silent while working.
There you have it – three easy-to-follow steps to prevent burnout and work fatigue!