Is working from home leaving you overworked and under pressure? Here's how to manage your time

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frustrated woman (PHOTO:GETTY IMAGES)
frustrated woman (PHOTO:GETTY IMAGES)

Overworked, underappreciated and tired of being tired – anyone who’s ever had a job has probably felt like this at one point or another. But you could be suffering from burnout – chronic work stress that hasn’t been managed.

“It’s characterised by three dimensions: feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and reduced professional efficacy,” according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Our jobs might be precious – especially in a country like South Africa where unemployment is rampant. But if we don’t recognise and manage burnout, we could find ourselves incapable of doing the work our lives depend on.

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