According to a recent study, adults who engage in active play and maintain positive social connections are less likely to experience burnout. The study, which researchers at the University of Missouri conducted, found that adults who reported higher levels of playfulness and social connectedness were less likely to report feeling burned out.
The study surveyed 467 working adults and asked them about their levels of playfulness, social connectedness, and burnout. The findings suggest that adults who are more playful and connected are better able to cope with stress and are less likely to feel overwhelmed or burnt out.
This research has implications for adults who are struggling with burnout. By incorporating more playfulness into their lives and maintaining positive social connections, they may be able to prevent or reduce the symptoms of burnout.
Burnout is a serious problem that can have negative consequences for both individuals and organisations. That’s why we have created the three-hour virtual FunShop to share fun and practical ways that individuals can use daily to prevent burnout at home and in the workplace. Read more HERE.