We all suffer from burnout, we may not like to admit it and most of us try to push past it. News flash, thats probably not always the best way to go about it, sometimes you have to acknowledge it to make it better. I’ve suffered with burnout way to many a time and I, pretty much, always know when its coming. I get the dreaded writers block, I start to turn to caffeine more and I become extremely irritable; soz Nathan. This is because I let myself get exhausted, and guess what? I’m guilty of pushing it to the back of my mind and pretending like it’s not happening. Today we’re going to talk about some useful tips to help when when burnout is creeping up on us to help ease the hit.
SLEEP, glorious sleep
My greatest talent is being able to sleep. Anywhere, anytime, whatever the situation, if I’m tired I can sleep. This is one thing I can truly say I’ve never struggled with. When you’re exhausted, you may struggle sleeping. But truth is that it’s the best thing for you, a good nights sleep. I see a lot of people raving about Lush’s fairly new ‘Sleepy’ range, pillow spray, body wash, all I seem to hear about it is good so if you’re struggling with sleep I’d definitely say give that a whirl.
Take a break
It can seem like the most counterproductive thing to do when you know you have a gazillion things on your to-do list. But if you can feel yourself getting to that burnout stage, do the adult thing. Recognise that if you don’t have a break your mind and body is going to force you too anyway. Schedule yourself some time in before you let yourself get there.
Practice self care
I am all for self care this year, in all its mighty forms. It’s so important to take some time out for yourself. Run yourself a nice bath, grab your current read or an old favourite and dive on in. When you get out, don’t go back to your to-do list, pamper yourself. Either a face mask, or a full body moisturise, paint your nails. Girl, just do your thing.
Okay, so you’ve missed all the usual signs. You’re already exhausted, that’s okay. You’ve just gotta let it happen, just don’t be too hard on yourself and accept it! What will be, will be. Make yourself a nice cup of tea, find something to watch on Netflix and snuggle up.
Do you have any useful tips for when you can feel burnout creeping up on you? Share them with me below or tweet me!
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