Podcast host and writer Morra Aarons-Mele shares 3 steps to stop remote work burnout in her latest TED talk. The talk is part of 'The Way We Work,' a series sponsored by Dropbox spotlighting innovation tactics from a number of reputable leaders across a variety of industries.
Sharing honest advice about protecting one's energy and knowing one's limits, Morra Aarons-Mele suggests that there is a lot to learn from introverts, who are known to reset by taking alone time out for themselves and by setting limits when feeling overwhelmed. Though convenient, remote work has left many overwhelmed, especially in light during this year's COVID-19 pandemic. With increasing time spent at home, many are finding it hard to blur the lines between home and personal time, leading to a higher risk of burnout and mental exhaustion.
Morra Aarons-Mele names increased screen time, video calls and a lack of clear boundaries as burnout culprits and suggests that creating boundaries and rituals and managing one's pace, place and space can help prevent it.