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March 2, 2021 / This week from The Signal

All the latest news and information from around Alaska.

Tents and cots are set up at the city’s evacuation center at Centennial Hall on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The center was set up for residents who evacuated their homes in the Behrends Avenue avalanche path after urban avalanche forecast was for “extreme” danger. (Photo and story by Jennifer Pemberton / KTOO)

But first… 

Last week I told you about the toll the pandemic has taken on my mental health. This week I want to talk about burnout

The World Health Organization says burnout is real, defining it as “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” 

COVID-19 is a pandemic that happened on top of an existing epidemic of burnout in the United States. This series on burnout in the Harvard Business Review is geared toward managers of organizations and business leaders, but it's a great primer. I think most people who read it will find something relatable in it. 

One tip I've started doing this week is "hiding self view" during Zoom calls, so I'm not exhausted by worrying about how I look or distracted by how much dog hair is on my furniture that everyone can see. It gives me just a little boost of energy that I can use to focus better on what people are saying. 

How are you battling burnout? Feel free to respond to this email and share your tips.

-- Jennifer Pemberton, KTOO Managing Editor

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KTOO Public Media would like to acknowledge the L'eeneidí and the Wooshkeetaan of the Áak’w Khwáan. Our broadcast studios are on their ancestral homeland. Our building sits on fill that was once tideland and part of what is called the Indian Village. The families of the Juneau Indian Village, like their ancestors, cherish and depend upon their immediate connection to the waterfront. KTOO is working to lift up Tlingit voices and the Tlingit language. Please excuse us for our mistakes, and gunalchéesh for your patience as we learn.

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