It is important for all employees, especially healthcare professionals, to protect yourself, your family, and coworkers during COVID-19. Harbor Light Hospice has provided several resources that will help you understand how to improve your health throughout these difficult times. These resources cover a variety of different topics, from reducing stress and anxiety to maintaining a healthy balance between work and life. At Harbor Light Hospice, we value the safety and wellbeing of all individuals and are committed to ensuring maximum quality of life.
How to Avoid Burnout
It is important to understand how to recognize symptoms of burnout and what you can do in order to avoid it. There are five stages of burnout, and each phase presents its own unique dangers – make positive improvements to your approach, mindset, and outlook on work and your personal life.
How to Balance Work and Life
Maintaining a healthy work-life balance during COVID-19 may seem like a difficult task. However, the key to a healthy balance between work and life is proper time management. Not overscheduling yourself, blocking off free time in your schedule, and giving yourself time to socialize after work will dramatically reduce the stress you may face when checking your calendar.
The Importance of Self-Care
Self-care is the practice of taking time to yourself to do activities that promote better physical, mental, and emotional health. Self-care helps you recharge in order to help and/or perform for others at the best of your ability. Engaging in self-care is important in many facets of improving your state of being, as well as the wellbeing of others around you.
Tips to Reduce Stress at Work
Avoiding stress as much as possible is critical during these times, as high stress levels can lead to a weakened immune system. In order to reduce stress at work and function better throughout the day, you must administer healthy lifestyle changes that will translate to better quality of life while both on and off the clock.