How to Avoid Burnout When Work and Home are One
Millions of people have transitioned to remote work and the new reality has blurred the lines between our personal and professional lives, leaving many employees struggling to set healthy boundaries. Based on employee survey comments, new data from FlexJobs and Mental Health America (MHM):
· 75% of people have experienced burnout at work, with 40% saying they’ve experienced burnout specifically during the pandemic.
· Prior to the pandemic, just 5% of employed workers and 7% of unemployed workers said their mental health was poor or very poor. Now, 18% of employed and 27% of unemployed workers say they are struggling with mental health issues.
Greg Hammer, MD is a pediatric intensive care physician, pediatric anesthesiologist, professor at Stanford University Medical Center, and the author of GAIN without Pain: The Happiness Handbook for Health Care Professionals (May 15, 2020).
A member of the Stanford WellMD initiative and the Wellness Committee for the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Dr. Hammer is currently the Chair of the Physician Wellness Task Force for the California Society of Anesthesiologists. He has been a visiting professor and lecturer on wellness at institutions worldwide and teaches GAIN to medical students, residents, and fellows at Stanford.
Dr. Hammer’s clinical focus is in pediatric cardiac anesthesia and pediatric critical care medicine. His research is in developmental pharmacology and immunology, and he has an active laboratory with multiple ongoing studies in these areas. He has published widely on topics related to pharmacology and perioperative care of children undergoing cardiac and thoracic procedures as well as organ transplantation. Dr. Hammer is a health enthusiast and meditator, utilizing a non-duality and mindfulness-based approach, including the GAIN method.