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How to Set Boundaries While Working Remotely Five steps for avoiding burnout.

By Alissa Carpenter Edited by Jessica Thomas

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Burnout has become one of the top concerns for employees working from home right now. According to a recent survey, 27 percent of respondents say their burnout is due to the lack of separation between work and life, while over 20 percent cite unmanageable expectations. Both of these issues can stem from competing priorities and the assumption that employees are constantly available due to stay-at-home orders. But the workplace has become the same space where they are home-schooling or providing daycare for their children, caring for an aging parent or any number of other responsibilities. Even as these orders are lifted, employees might still be working remotely in some capacity and will face these same competing priorities.

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As companies look for ways to save money in this unique situation, employees are concerned about their job security, and bringing up burnout with a superior can be difficult. They do not want their role to be in jeopardy as a result of the conversation or for it to appear that they are unable to complete the job they were hired to do.

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