Keeping Burnout at Bay

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Keeping Burnout at Bay

As we enter another period of conditional movement control order (CMCO), some of us may be shifting to more time working from home. Hence, it’s more important than ever to stay mindful of how much we spend sitting at our desks. The movement control order (MCO) in the past has stressed the importance of physical exercise and staying active at home, but why aren’t we talking about mental health and keeping that much needed work-life balance? Working from home has made it easier than ever to stay rooted to our chairs when there are no clear work hours to set boundaries.

So draw the line between work and play more clearly. Carve out time intentionally from your work to invest time to exercise — both physically and mentally. Schedule 10-30 minutes a day dedicated to picking up a new skill, spend some time reading, learn a new language or maybe a new musical instrument. Juggle, paint, or riff your stress away — strengthen your memory, improve motor skills, and emotional intelligence to keep burnout at bay.