If you’ve been working remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic, have you taken any time off?
That doesn’t mean that “working from home/setting my own hours/letting the workday mush into the evening and weekend” schedule that you may have adopted as the months rolled on. There’s nothing wrong with that flexibility, of course. But, you could run the risk of burnout also creeping up on you.
So, consider the question again: Have you really taken any time off? Because it’s just as important now as it ever was, and maybe even more so.
You’re Not Alone
Nobody expected the pandemic to last nearly this long. It was easy at first to postpone time off until you could actually go somewhere beyond your backyard. And career and mental health experts agree: those who have kept their regular jobs during Covid-19 tend to feel guilty, as others struggle with reduced hours or unemployment. It’s a trend seen nationwide. But everyone needs a break. These are unprecedented times, and you may be experiencing new stress factors and emotions, some of which you may not even be aware of until they suddenly hit you with a vengeance.
Make it Count
Even if you’re not going anywhere, make your time off truly refreshing. Don’t just take time off – enjoy it!
Maybe 2021 will be the year you find a new opportunity that makes that work-life balance more realistic, regardless of where you’re working from. Or perhaps you need some additional guidance in keeping it all on track. If so, consider partnering with the career development experts at PrideStaff Fresno. Contact us today to learn more.