If you’re feeling burnt out, you’re not alone. Between work and all your other responsibilities, it’s understandable that you’d need some rest and relaxation.
It’s also important to take the time to uncover the root cause of why you’re feeling burnt out, so you can make changes in your life that allow you to live with more energy and well-being for the long term.
And, we’re here to help you do so. Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing proven tips to help you recover, overcome, and prevent burnout. Today’s focus is: Rest & Reflect.
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?”
Sometimes, burnout is a sign that there’s something out of alignment in your life. Use these feelings as a compass to guide you towards what is going to be more right for you. Is there something to change in your life? 🧭