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In last week’s blog post, I went over the symptoms of burnout. To finish this topic out, in this week’s blog post, I will be going over the best ways to beat burnout. So here’s a list of five ways to beat burnout that has helped me in the past.
1. Getting Organized. Much of the stress I have experienced in the past didn’t always come from having too much work. It came from being too disorganized to handle the work. Once I put in the time to get everything organized and made a plan, the workload felt much easier to handle.
2. Walk On Your Lunch Break. I know what you are thinking. WTF? I understand that when your lunch break hits, all you want to do is eat and then get back to work. Some of you might be on limited time as is. I am not suggesting you go to the gym and do a full workout either. I am only talking about 10-15 minute walk around the block. Recently, I started taking my dog Leo with me on walks during my lunch break and let me tell you the days that I do that verses when I don’t are night and day. At first I don’t feel like walking, but once I get back I feel so much better and my mind feels so much lighter.
3. Sleep. Give yourself the time you need to sleep. It’s probably six to eight hours or 12 if you are like me 😎. Sometimes the best things to do when you feel completely burned out is the turn everything off, make your bedroom completely dark, and take a 24 hour nap and start over tomorrow.
4. Turn To A Passion Project. Find some type of activity that makes you happy. For me, I like making TikTok videos and The Fart Zone videos on my YouTube Channel every week. As childish as it may seem, it helps me break out of that rut that makes me want to go straight to bed once I am done with work at the end of my shift.
5. Get Help Where It’s Needed. This could mean a bunch of things, from reaching out to family for support, a friend to vent or your Therapist to get your head shrunk. For me, I see my therapist virtually every week and at times that session is the only thing that will get me through for the rest of the week.
Unfortunately, burnout happens to the best of us. The important thing is that you have to take care of yourself. Do you have any tips that helps with burnout? If so, please leave them in the comments below.