So, once again the country is in another national lockdown. And many of us are concerned about how this will affect our mental wellbeing and – if you’re a PA, EA, or Office Manager – how this situation will likely result in a heavier workload.
When working from home, it’s very easy to work extra hours and forget to take regular breaks. You might be taking on additional work or suffer technical issues, which gives you excuses to work late. But your mental wellbeing should be a priority as this lockdown is expected to continue for some time yet, sadly.
Research into Google search data reveals that we’re in danger of a January 2021 ‘burnout spike’. Searches online for symptoms with terms such as ‘signs of burnout’ have already increased by 24% throughout 2020 compared to the previous year.
In addition, with schools now closed, working from home has just become even more stressful for parents. Many are now having to juggle home schooling and work every day.
At PA Life we want to help you through this difficult time and ensure that you receive advice on how to improve your mental wellbeing. Throughout the month of January, we will be sharing tips on how to create a healthy balance between your work and home life, how to beat those January blues, top tips for home schooling while working and videos to boost your mental wellbeing.
Meanwhile, if you have any tips of your own we would love to hear them. Please feel free to get in touch and share your advice. Together we will get through the early challenges of 2021!