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An Extrovert’s Guide to Burnout in Quarantine

Division BGSF, Career Tips, Company Culture
October 29, 2020

Extroverts around the world are suffering during the pandemic. Why? Because extroverts find fulfillment and energy from their connections with other people and, well, quarantine is basically the antithesis of social gatherings. Burnout for extroverts happens when their relationships are stressed or obstructed and working from home can have this effect on work relationships. This manifests in symptoms like increased stress, emotional bluntness, exhaustion, lack of enthusiasm and drive, and even depression.  

If that sounds scary, don’t worry! These are usually temporary symptoms and can be reversed with a little self-care and prioritization. It is important to keep in mind, however, that if you are experiencing these symptoms with little or no relief for more than two weeks, to tell trusted friends or family members and potentially consult a mental health professional. Your mental and physical health is important. 

Now, are you ready to get started on your path to contentment and fulfillment? Here are some ways you can incorporate self-care in your everyday life to avoid burnout: 

Your plan may look nothing like the person’s next to you; listen to your personal needs and respond accordingly. Taking care of your health, mentally and physically, is the best way to show yourself the appreciation you deserve. Move away from unhealthy coping and towards things that bring you contentment and you will see an improvement in your personal and professional life. You got this! 


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