As the holidays approach, many workers will start feeling increased levels of stress and burnout. It’s always important to have a good work-life balance, but that’s particularly true around the holidays. To do so, first, set boundaries. People like to travel or take vacation this time of year, and that means someone will have to pick up the slack in the office. If that person will be you, don’t drive yourself crazy trying to manage your job and six other people’s. It’s good to be a team player, but it’s important to learn how to say no. If the workload becomes unmanageable, suggest hiring temporary help. There’s no shortage of workers in the ever-expanding gig economy, and having a few more hands on deck this time of year can be a lifesaver. Finally, keep the bigger picture in mind. This is a temporary state of affairs, and more likely than not, no one’s life is at stake. Take one task at a time, and know your limits. All you can do is what you’re able to do.
Preventing Holiday Burnout