If the stress you’re feeling is starting to make you feel helpless, disillusioned, and completely exhausted, you may be on the road to burnout.
You must address your stress and exhaustion, since burnouts generally get worse! Here are some things that can help you get started on the road to recovery, according to Healthline.
#1 Find the source
Burnout often relates to your job - like the stress of an increasingly demanding job.
Not only that, but you could also experience burnout when you have a rigorous academic schedule, dealing with relationship problems, and caring for a loved one with a serious or chronic illness.
#2 Identify the immediate changes you can make!
You might recognize a few ways to lighten your load.
If you feel like you’re already running out of hours in the day for the things you absolutely need to do, stressing about it will not help you! Try to evaluate your existing commitments and consider cancelling or rescheduling a few tasks.
#3 Talk to the people you trust!
Unsure about how to begin sorting through the causes of burnout and looking for ways to ease your stress? Don’t worry, that’s normal!
Burnout can sometimes become overwhelming and determining how to address it can sometimes seem exhausting. Speaking to a loved one can help you feel supported and less alone.
Friends, family members and even partners can help you brainstorm the possible solutions.
#4 Remember to set boundaries
Setting a limit on the time you give to others can help you manage your stress while recovering from burnout.
Before you agree to help someone or accept another task, remember to:
Push the pause button
Take a moment to walk through everything that will be required of you if you agree
Ask yourself if you really have the time and energy
Consider whether doing it offers value to you
Part of setting a boundary is learning how to say “No”.
#5 Pay attention to your needs
Taking charge of your physical and emotional health is key to burnout recovery!
Remember to always practice self-care with these tips:
Make enough time for a restful sleep
Spend time with loved ones, but don’t overdo it - alone time is important as well
Try to get some physical activity in each day
Eat nutritious meals and stay hydrated
Try meditation, yoga or other mindfulness practices for improved relaxation
Severe burnout can drain you and make it hard to remember what you used to enjoy. So, take it easy and take a break!
Take care of yourself, guys.
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat