There are many ways we can experience burnout in our lives. It can be that we are doing too much at work, perhaps we are overdoing it socially, or we’re just taking on too much and are way too busy. With it being easier than ever to speak to friends and family and make plans it can be way too simple to have a booked-up calendar. While this sounds great in theory, it can also mean that you are left struggling with balancing everything else in your life which can lead to burnout. Burnout is never fun and can be a real struggle to cope with. Luckily there are a few ways you can deal with this and it isn’t too difficult to do. Here are our top tips to help you to avoid burnout.
Don’t be afraid to say no
When you are having people plan things with you left, right and centre you want to avoid the dreaded FOMO and therefore say yes to all of them. At the time this can sound fine, but once it rolls around you end up shattered and not having a moment to just stop and relax. Because of this, don’t be afraid to say no. Don’t feel like you need to accept all invitations and remember there will be things you can do in the future.
Give yourself at least one evening off a week to relax
Even the most social of social butterflies need to make time to relax. Give yourself one evening a week where you just focus on yourself and have some much-needed downtime. You could have a bubble bath, read a book and enjoy a glass of wine, or you could look into things such as CBD oils or gummies that can help you to relax and sleep better. You could do some yoga, cook or just find something that you love to do and perhaps don’t get the time to do on your other days.
Leave work at work where possible
It can be easy to succumb to the pressures of work whereby you feel you need to check your emails or do tasks when you get home. While this is good, you also don’t need to do this and should get your work tasks done during the day. Bringing it home can just cause unnecessary stress and for you to feel like you can never relax. If you do have to work late sometimes then do so, but make sure it isn’t a regular habit that you get yourself into.
These are just a few top tips to help you to avoid burnout in your life. Being burnt out can lead you to feeling both physically and mentally ill and as such you want to try and stop this from happening. Have you ever suffered from burnout before? In this case, what did you do to stop it from happening? Let us know some of the ways in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you.