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Is Burnout Avoidable? 5 Ways to Stay Motivated

For the past year and a half, dealing with the coronavirus has been adding stress to everyone’s life. Working remotely, not seeing family and friends, and missing celebratory events have decreased our well-being. The evolving lockdown restrictions and concerns about COVID-19 also contributed to our exhaustion. These are reasons why so many employees are facing burnout. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to avoid having this happen.

Use these five tips to stay motivated in your sales role.

1. Practice Healthy Habits

Take care of your physical and mental health. For instance, moderate your sugar and refined carbohydrate consumption. Both can leave you with a low energy level. Also, be mindful of your alcohol consumption. Alcohol is a depressant that can substantially affect your energy level, mood, motivation, and sleep. Additionally, exercise for at least 10 minutes a day to boost your mood, relieve stress, and sleep better. Plus, go to bed at the same time each night and get at least 7 hours of sleep. This can improve your motivation, concentration, and productivity during the day.

2. Set Boundaries

If you work from home, define your morning and evening routines, work hours, and workspace to better manage work-life integration. For instance, have a cup of coffee or read the news before beginning work. Also, designate one area of your home for work. Be sure the space is separate from where you go to relax. Additionally, take a quick walk around the block at the end of the day while listening to a podcast or audiobook. Replicating what you normally did during your commute helps you disconnect and transition to your personal activities.

3. Manage Your Time

At the end of each day, create a list of everything you want to accomplish the next day. Schedule the times during which you plan to complete each activity. Be sure to allow flexibility for when things come up that need to be handled right away. If a task remains unfinished, move it to the first time slot of the next day. Be sure to celebrate all that you accomplish.

4. Take Breaks

Schedule regular breaks during your workday so your brain can disengage and rest. Have a quick snack, stretch, meditate, or walk around the house. You should come back engaged and productive.

5. Engage in Fun

Make time for the activities that bring you joy. This may include a hobby, puzzle, cooking, singing, dancing, biking, reading, or playing with your pet. Being distracted from everyday stressors helps improve your mood and increase work performance.

Are You Looking for a New Sales Job?

If you are a sales professional interested in inside sales roles in the exciting field of industrial safety equipment and PPE, there is no time like the present to start your job search. You may browse our current sales openings or contact the expert recruiters at The Charis Group today to talk about growing your career.

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