How to Reduce Your Stress from Pandemic


So what are we to think about the new study that says employees are reporting increased feelings of burnout.

That’s what a new nationwide survey of thousands of workers by staffing company Robert Half says. The new study suggests that despite beginning to get back to normal after a now 15-month long pandemic, and restrictions easing, worker burnout is now more than it was last fall according to the findings. Almost 50 percent of employees say they are experiencing more fatigue now.

The senior director for Robert Half has an explanation: “Many workers are feeling burned out and need a break to relax and refresh.” He says “running on empty can have a negative effect on employees’ mental health and well-being, and managers should make it a priority to encourage their teams to enjoy a well-deserved vacation.”

You might think that with a lot of workers not being able to work during the pandemic, they don’t want a vacation but want to work. But of course, there has been a lot of stress for these workers and as well as for those who have found that working from home means working longer hours and not being able to disconnect.

So maybe the thing to do for all of us as we continue to emerge from the pandemic is to focus more on de-stressing and doing the things that can help us do that that we have not been able to do for what seems like, and in fact, has been, a long time.

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