For people who need to go to the office every day, it may sound like bliss to have the ability to work from home full-time, and many current remote workers agree! In fact, people who say they would rather go into the office are the minority. One study showed that 61% of people prefer working from home over commuting to an office.
The pandemic lockdowns forced many workers into a situation they never imagined. Day-to-day work lives changed dramatically, and office workers turned from donning a suit, with commute time, to a waltz upstairs, sporting jogger pants — sometimes paired with a fancy shirt for Zoom calls.
It may not surprise you that the number of people working from home tripled between 2019 and 2021, with many workers continuing to work from home or working a hybrid schedule, splitting work time between home and office.
When asked about working from home, many respondents tout the benefits of adding more time to their day without the need to commute to an office or sit in traffic. Some say they feel more work-life balance, but others report that despite the many benefits of WFH, they still experience burnout.
While working from home definitely has its perks, at the end of the day, many Americans still feel overworked or overwhelmed. The Covid-19 pandemic put work-life balance in perspective, but it also created new challenges with remote work burnout.
How do you know if you’re experiencing burnout? Keep reading to learn more.