As budgets are cut, headcounts decrease and multiple job roles merge into one. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed and stretched thin. However, when relentless work stresses push you into a debilitating state, we call this workplace burnout. As your wellbeing suffers, burnout can affect both your work and personal life, not to mention your relationships with those around you.
In this article, we explore what workplace burnout is, how it can affect you and how an Australian virtual assistant can eliminate the possibility of such stresses.
What is Burnout?
Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged periods of workplace stress. It may occur when you are feeling overwhelmed about a big project, emotionally drained by the type of work you do, or unable to meet constant or changing demands that are happening within your role or organisation.
You may be suffering from workplace burnout if you:
- Feel that every day is a bad day — you approach every workday with pessimism
- You believe that caring for your work or home life is a total waste of energy
- You feel exhausted all the time no matter how much sleep get
- Spend most of your day on tasks that are either mind-numbingly dull or overwhelming
- You feel unappreciated and fail to see how you are making a positive difference.
How can a Virtual Assistant help?
Increase efficiency — Few entrepreneurs and business professionals have unlocked the secret to avoiding workplace burnout. But a crucial component is both accepting and asking for help. It is a common misconception that it is more efficient to do something yourself, rather explaining it to someone else. This is where an Australian virtual assistant can ease the pain. When you spend time explaining a task once, you won’t have to again, and that task can now be delegated with ease in future; see delegating tasks as a time investment towards your mental (and maybe physical) health.
Free up your time — Networking is a fantastic way to grow your connections and strengthen your business relations, not to mention it is the perfect way for social butterflies to recharge and restore their mental health. Let an Australian virtual assistant from AS Virtual Solutions take care of that list of leads you’ve been putting off calling, while you head out to the latest networking event. AS Virtual Solutions will provide a dedicated sales professional, an Australian virtual assistant that will make those challenging sales calls and assist your business to grow.
Stick to your budget — Financial budgets are getting smaller within businesses due to the current economic climate with some staff members being recognised as an unnecessary overhead. Cutting overheads as much as possible can result in team members suffering from workplace burnout. To avoid stretching yourself and your employees too thin, hire a cost-effective Australian virtual assistant. You do not have to provide any infrastructure, office space or leave days to a Virtual Assistant as you only pay for the time spent on your tasks. AS Virtual Solutions are experts at acquiring or outsourcing the skills you need in your business.