Stress Management Strategies: Unplug and Calm with ekön Tea

As we approach the end of the year, the demands of work, personal commitments, and high expectations can create a perfect storm of stress. Year-End Burnout is a reality, impacting health and productivity. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines burnout as a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion resulting from chronic workplace stress.

This state is characterized by three dimensions

Exhaustion, increased mental distance from work, and a reduction in professional efficacy. It's a complex issue, and at ekön tea, we understand the importance of addressing it comprehensively.

Signs of Alarm of Burnout:

  1. Chronic Fatigue, Sleep Problems, and Health Issues: Burnout often manifests as constant fatigue, even after adequate rest. Insomnia and changes in appetite leading to weight fluctuations are common. Physical symptoms like headaches and stomach issues may also arise, signaling emotional distress.

  2. Lack of Concentration and Decreased Performance: Extreme fatigue affects decision-making and concentration. Clear thinking, essential for effective work, diminishes, leading to reduced productivity and a sense of overwhelming daily responsibilities.

  3. Lack of Interest and Motivation: Burnout can strip away interest and motivation for once-enjoyable tasks. Energy wanes, enthusiasm diminishes, and a sense of aversion towards work and colleagues may emerge.

  4. Frustration, Irritability, and Negativity: Chronic stress amplifies negative emotions, making individuals irritable and prone to mood swings. It can lead to misinterpretation of feedback, disrupting team dynamics and straining relationships.

  5. Relationship Problems and Social Withdrawal: Burnout influences interpersonal relationships, causing individuals to withdraw and become less collaborative. This not only impacts team productivity but also exacerbates feelings of isolation for the affected individual.

6 Strategies to Control Burnout:

  1. Learn to Delegate Tasks: Recognize your limits and delegate tasks. At ekön tea, we believe in balancing responsibilities to maintain overall well-being.

  2. Set Realistic Goals: Visualize achievable objectives, harmonizing career development with personal fulfillment. Our holistic approach at ekön tea aligns with this balance.

  3. Establish Work-Life Boundaries: Define clear boundaries between work and personal life. Our team encourages saying no to prevent overwhelming responsibilities.

  4. Prioritize Enjoyment and Personal Care: Reserve time for activities that bring joy and relaxation. At ekön tea, we emphasize the importance of self-care through proper nutrition and adequate sleep.

  5. Incorporate Stress Management Techniques: Explore stress-relief activities like our Unplug Calming Tea Blend, designed to unwind and restore balance, promoting overall well-being.

  6. Acknowledge and Communicate: Openly communicate at the first signs of burnout. Seeking support and understanding is vital for effective recovery, a philosophy echoed in our ekön tea community.


At ekön tea, we not only understand the intricacies of burnout but also provide a unique solution: our Unplug Calming Tea Blend. With its sweet-tangy flavors and calming ingredients, it's the perfect companion to your journey of well-being. Take a moment to unwind, sip a cup of Unplug, and rediscover the balance that defines the ekön tea experience. Your well-being is our priority.



Written by Griselda Churuvija - ITMA Certified Tea Master

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