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Five tips to increase your productivity and manage your mental health when working from home

Productivity and mental health are closely linked. With companies now offering hybrid work or the ability to work fully from home, it is even more vital that employees look after themselves. 

It’s important to be away from your work every few hours; otherwise, your brain will freeze up, and feelings of burnout or anxiety will become stronger. Only eleven out of fifty states mandate some rest breaks for workers. If your employer allows a break, you should ensure it is uninterrupted.  

Hustle culture has become common in workplaces over the past few years, where everyone tries to take on everything their managers give them. This can greatly contribute to stress and depression as the work continues.  

Having another perspective is useful for lowering your stress levels. Talking to your team or manager alleviates the feeling of loneliness and means you can solve problems faster.  

Looking at your work as a single huge object is daunting. Those feelings of dread can feed into depression and anxiety so splitting up your work into manageable chunks will make things easier.  

When you’re tired and low on energy, concentrating becomes harder. Getting at least eight hours of sleep each night will allow your brain to rest, and you will be better equipped to handle whatever the workplace throws at you.  

Before bed, you should do something relaxing and not stare at a phone screen or catch up on work. This helps to signal that it’s time to sleep. 

A spokesperson for Joy Organics commented, “According to a study by stress.org, more than 50% of workers are not as productive at work due to stress, and 39% claim workload is the main cause. Workplace stress can affect anyone, but research has shown that women must contend with their hormones on top of everyday stresses. 57% of women reported burnout because of work stress, compared to 48% of men. Companies must work towards more inclusive workplaces with a healthy work-life balance and manage employee stress by being transparent.” 

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