3 steps to stop remote work burnout | The Way We Work, a TED series

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


Introverts are people who are usually quiet and reserved. They often find social situations intimidating, and they often need time alone to recharge.

  • She's an introvert and she's not very good at socializing.
  • He's an introvert and he doesn't like being around people.

To chafe is to cause irritation or pain by rubbing against something. If you're wearing a tight shirt, you might chafe your skin when you move.

  • The clothing was too tight, and was causing a lot of chafing.
  • The seat was too hard, and was causing a lot of chafing.

Disembodied means that something is not physical. This means that the object or person is no longer in the same place as the rest of the world.

  • The statue is disembodied because it's not attached to anything.
  • The voice is disembodied because it's not attached to any body.

Commutes are the trips that people make to work. They often spend a lot of time on the train or the bus, and they usually have to go through a lot of traffic.

  • The commute to work is always long, because the traffic is always congested.
  • The commute to work is usually shorter on weekdays, because the traffic is lighter.

Headspace is a term that is used in psychology. It refers to the empty space in your mind that is reserved for thinking, planning, and working.

  • You should try to get into headspace before you start your homework.
  • When you're in headspace, you're focused and you're able to think more clearly.

Videoconferences are a type of electronic meeting. You can use videoconferences to have a meeting with a group of people who are all located in different parts of the world.

  • The company is using videoconferences to hold meetings with their customers.
  • The teacher is using videoconferences to have group meetings with her students.

Introverted people are usually more shy and quiet than extroverted people. They prefer to stay alone and spend their time alone, rather than socializing with other people.

  • She is very introverted, and she doesn't like to socialize.
  • He is very introverted, and he doesn't like to be around people.

Chatty is a word that usually describes people who are too talkative. They usually don't stop talking even when there is no one else around to talk to.

  • The chatty woman was annoying because she kept talking to her friend even when they weren't talking to her.
  • The chatty person was bothering me because they were talking so much.

Extroverts are people who are more outgoing and talkative than introverts. They are usually more energized and happy than introverts, and they are usually better at dealing with other people.

  • He is an extrovert and he loves spending time with other people.
  • She is an introvert and she loves spending time alone.