How to Beat A Burn Out | Self Care 101

Take a moment and think about if any of the following apply to you:

  • You may or may not have fell asleep at your desk several times the past week

  • Lately you have been triggered by the smallest things

  • You are exhausted all day but when you get home you are having trouble falling asleep

  • You can't enjoy the things you normally love

  • You find yourself day dreaming for a holiday where you can lay in bed with no one around

  • You are having stress dreams about work and/or can't get work off of your mind

  • You find yourself stressing over stress

  • Migraines and backaches are becoming norms for you

If you answered "yes" to any of those, chances are you are on your way to a burnout. Here are a few tips on how to show yourself some self-love, so you can get back to feeling like yourself.

1. shift your perspective

Try shifting your attitude towards the tasks you have to do. In today's society, so many people pride themselves on being "busy." Personally, I feel like the word "busy" comes with negative connotations. Instead of saying "Wow, I am so busy today!" try saying "Wow, I am going to be so productive today!" Replacing the word "busy" with "productive/productivity" will make you feel better about yourself and your "work." The word "work" brings me to my next tip in shifting your perspective, stop viewing work as work. Instead, try viewing it as service or as an opportunity to learn. I know this may be hard in certain situations {I worked in retail for 6 years and some people just really try to test you} but try to take a deep breathe and shift your attitude and perspective towards each task.

2. Have a morning routine

Create a routine that gets you excited for the morning! I look forward to my morning work out and making myself a *bomb* breakfast in the morning before starting my day, but a morning routine doesn't have to always call for exercise. Try setting a consistent time to wake up, or vow to drink water before your first cup of coffee in the morning. You can have an incremental approach at building yourself a healthy morning routine.

3. nourish your body

Normally when I am nearing a burnout, its because my body feels absolutely awful. This is typically a result of me eating awful {who knew that you couldn't have chipotle three nights in a row?} or not eating at all due to stress. This bad habit typically snowballs into me dodging the gym because I feel awful from eating so poorly. To combat this, I have shared with you all how I am a big fan of meal prepping because I know I have a healthy meal ready for me. I also am a big fan of having some type of protein in the morning too! Protein is a great way to kick up your energy in the morning while keeping you feeling balanced. I love mixing a tablespoon of Tropeaka's Lean Protein in Vanilla into my morning oats, give it a try!

4. Nourish your soul & Disconnect

It’s equally as important to plan out self-care and relaxation time as it is to plan out when you work. Try scheduling {really, pull up your google calendar now} something as simple as a 30 minute walk or 15 minute journaling time and disconnect from your work and phone.

5. Lean on your loved ones

Your support system exists for a reason. Don't be afraid to reach out when you are feeling overwhelmed and to ask for advice {my sister is probably reading this right now thinking about how I call her for literally everything, hi @hilarie!}. I know it is super tempting to withdraw and to exile yourself when you are stressed, but your support system can be your biggest weapons when you need to defeat a burnout. Lean on them and let them help you out!

 

Whitney Boueylatest