Rest: Calming Your Mind and Body
The first priority is to get yourself out of the fight-or-flight mode and calm any anxiety and tension. Relieving stress helps you find your peace and think clearly.
- Deep Breathing. Did you know that deep breathing calms your nervous system? Taking slow, deep inhales can have the same effect as taking anti-anxiety medicine.
- Intentional Rest. Burnout is usually a sign of extreme exhaustion and overwhelm. Take a few days to take care of your body with lots of rest, water, and healthy foods.
Reflect: Uncovering Your Feelings of Burnout
Once you’re rested and have a clear headspace, it’s time to discover what’s burning you out. You want to get very clear so you can make changes that lead to well-being.
- Brain Dump. Make a list of all the things that are making you feel burnt out. These could either be external factors, or even internal. (External = Job. Internal = Negative Thoughts).
- Analyze. Get curious about each of the items on your list and how they affect you. Ask yourself: “Am I feeling burnt out in these areas because I’m too busy, or is there a deeper issue?”