Managing job-related stress is important for everyone, but for community managers, in particular, it is especially critical. 50% of community professionals report feeling burnt out by their jobs.
If burn-out rates are high, how can you take care of yourself?
We asked for advice from 25 community leaders for practicing meaningful self-care. You can find all their advice, and data about community management roles that may surprise you, taken from our Community Careers and Compensation 2020 report. You can download the full ebook here.
Three of our profiles shared that their pets help them manage job-related stress – and it’s not just anecdotal. There is a lot of scientific evidence that sharing your life with a furry, feathery, or scaley friend really does make your life better.
THE POWER OF PURRS
A cat purring is one of the most comforting sounds in the world and has been long associated with a therapeutic healing ability on human bones and muscle.
A cat’s purr creates vibrations at a frequency of 20-140 HZ, and studies have shown that frequencies in the 18-35 HZ range have a positive effect on joint mobility after an injury. Scientists have begun talking about how purrs can physically help heal humans. Read more.
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
Dog owners walk 22 minutes more per day than those without four-leg workout buddies. And yes, it counts as exercise!
Learn more about how community professionals manage their job-related stress and get practical tips for self-care in this free ebook: