What You Should Do When You Feel Burnt Out

First of all, what is burnout?

Burnout is a state of chronic stress that leads to exhaustion, detachment, and lack of accomplishment. Often happens through overwork and affects people mentally, physically, and emotionally.

At one point or another, we all experience this feeling. Sometimes it’s because of our relationships, our jobs, our routines, or any other reasons.

In today’s post, I’m sharing with you a few ways to better cope when you start feeling burnt out. 


Make yourself a priority

People often get burned out when working long hours and taking on more commitments. We tend to take on more and more work and responsibility. In the long term, it can create fatigue, and feelings of being exhausted all the time, and can impact physical and mental health. The next time you feel this way, take a pause and be kinder to yourself. Treat yourself as a priority, always.


Don’t bring work home with you

Create boundaries between work and home life. Set a time to unplug from work so you can relax and spend quality time with your loved ones. If you are struggling with finding your balance, you can read this post. 


Sleep

Lack of sleep can cause mental fatigue that contributes to feeling burned out. Try to make a commitment to improving your sleep quality. Getting a good night of sleep will help you get more energy and feel more motivated and productive. You can read this post to get tips on how to improve your sleep.


Journal

Writing down everything you’re feeling at the moment and what you are grateful for can really help you. Try to do this every morning or night before bed.


Get out of your comfort zone

Remember that you don’t grow in your comfort zone. Get rid of that job you hate and follow what you’re passionate about, follow your dreams, apply for that dream college, for that new job, transform a space in your home, try something new, and take some steps in a new direction every now and then. I’ve already written a post about how to step out of your comfort zone here


Talk to someone

Sometimes all you need is to get it off your chest. It could be a friend, a family member, a partner, or a therapist. Talk to someone who makes you feel good, and who gives you confidence.


Now I’d love to hear from you. How have you overcome burnout? Let me know in the comments ❤

2 Replies to “What You Should Do When You Feel Burnt Out”

  1. Thank you for another great article! I allowed myself a set timeframe of a few weeks to do whatever I wanted, free from expectations, free from guilt, free from always striving, free from goals, free from the “should have” mindset. Sometimes you just need to feel completely free in order to reset. And you will reset, cuz that kind of freedom eventually craves discipline and purpose after awhile. 💜

  2. I overcame burnout since July by putting my needs first. My job involved looking after everyone else’s mental health. I wasn’t aware my own was suffering until I had physical symptoms. So what I did was re-evaluate my goals and life. Setting up a plan to how to change ny lifestyle and went for it. I’m not there yet but feel much better for the rest and recoup. Thanks for highlighting burnout.

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