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Home Office Burnout? 6 Ways to Help You Recover (Covid Edition)

Posted by Torque Mag on August 10, 2021 at 9:41 am
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The share of people working remotely and from their home office have skyrocketed during the COVID pandemic. This definitely had some positive impact on work culture and is something that the majority of people want to continue. At the same time, something that’s also on the rise is home office burnout. How can that be? Well, despite what companies feared, remote workers actually work more at home. On average an extra three hours per day. In addition, besides the usual work stressors (not to mention, feelings of insecurity while experiencing a global pandemic), working from home and the pandemic-imposed isolation add another factor to the mix: loneliness. In fact, social isolation has been shown to reduce life expectancy by up to 15 years and is actually as bad as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Who would have thought being around other people is important for your wellbeing? Shocker! So, besides everything else, the global breakout of coronavirus is also part of what fuels the work-from-home burnout epidemic. Especially since, for a long time, there was no end in sight. In order to help you stave off the home office blues or recover if you are already experiencing burnout symptoms, in…

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