ARTICLE SUMMERY: With the onset of COVID-19 there are more and more people working from home making it impossible for some people to escape the stress that leads to burnout, the stress we usually leave at the office at the end of the day.

We have all experienced burnout at one time or another in our careers. For some of us the stress causing burnout is ever present and doing damage to us mentally and physically.

UNDERSTANDING AND AVOIDING BURNOUT” by Amber Fogel helps us know the difference between stress, burnout and depression and how to deal with it. Some of the causes of burnout and depression are

  • Unmanageable workload 
  • Perfectionist personality
  • Unreasonable time pressure

Amber Fogel explains how “depression is different from burnout in its reach of exhaustion, mental shutdown and feelings of hopelessness that go along with it. As indicated in the WHO definition, burnout is generally isolated to a specific situation like work or work-like responsibility. Depression permeates every aspect of life to the point where even the things that used to bring you joy are now met with lethargy, cynicism and negativity. Depression is a medical condition that requires assistance from a mental health professional.”

This is a very insightful article intended to help you deal with the on the job burnout and depression made worse by the added stress of working from home due to COVID-19.

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