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A Google executive in Singapore who has 40 hours of meetings a week told us how she avoids burnout, and it includes 5 pieces of 'calendar magic'

A Google executive in Singapore who has 40 hours of meetings a week told us how she avoids burnout, and it includes 5 pieces of 'calendar magic'

Stephanie Davis, who's from the US, moved to Singapore with Google in 2017.
Stephanie Davis




Stephanie Davis, a Google executive in Singapore, typically has about 40 hours of meetings a week.




To avoid burnout and "Zoom fatigue," Davis prioritizes self-care like yoga and sailing, and schedules 3-minute stretch breaks on her calendar.




US workers have been quitting their jobs in droves, with many of them citing burnout as a major factor.




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As the pandemic drags on, many workers have been pushed to their breaking points. Even among those lucky enough to be able to work from home, many have been struggling with a months-long emotional and mental burden: burnout.Survey after survey has shown that workers are emotionally exhausted as the coronavirus pandemic stretches into its second year. In the US, people have been quitting their jobs at record rates, many of them in search of better work-life balance. In a June poll by jobs site Monster.com, almost every single worker surveyed said they were considering quitting their jobs, with many citing burnout as the main reason."During the pandemic, we feel a loss of control," Stephanie Davis, Google's vice president for Southeast Asia based in Singapore, told Insider on a recent video call. "We feel vulnerable and perhaps even helpless. And because of that, burnout looms large."
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