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Overwork: Don’t Burnout Yourself

Overwork: Don’t Burnout Yourself

Frustrated with being confined to your home that you end up with overwork to distract yourself?

Stressed over cleaning or working and end up feeling frazzled?

Not able to differentiate your working hours from your non-working hours?


Take a breath. You are doing overwork, you are burning out.


This term is use to describe those relentless millennials who overworking themselves to the point of exhaustion.

Many of us have lost our jobs or are working from home while simultaneously balancing our family life. Our daily schedules have been disrupted and we now have a new set of problems to deal with. Disinfecting groceries, cleaning regularly, being extra cautious when going out for necessities, thinking twice about touching a surface. These problems are exhausting and are putting a lot of strain on our mental health.

To top it all off, we are constantly exposed to upbeat social media memos of making the best out of this lockdown and being our most productive selves. All of these together tend to be very overwhelming and can put immense pressure on a person.

Here are 5 ways to prevent yourself from overworking in this pandemic:

  1. Set strict boundaries – schedule your office hours and work only during those hours. Try to meet your deadlines during this set time and don’t go overboard.
  2. Prioritize your goals – be clear on what your goals are for the day.
  3. Say no – try to not take on or delay unnecessary tasks. You don’t need to be a people-pleaser.
  4. Communicate – communicate your schedule with the people you live with as well as the people you work with. This will help them respect your time as well as expect the same from you which will help avoid misunderstandings.
  5. Minimize in-work distractions – focus on your work and try not to distract yourself with social media or other things. It will help you differentiate your work hours from your leisure hours.