Today I am sharing some tips and tricks on what to do when experiencing burnout. Hi my name is Jenny and I like to do a million different things at once or I don’t feel accomplished. I am currently working full time, in grad school, blogging 5 days a week, and trying to plan a wedding. I live for being busy 24/7 but sometimes it can become a little bit too much.
5 Things to Do When Experiencing Burnout
- Take a step back from all of your priorities and relax // I rarely take a moment to do this but when I do I feel a sense of immediate relief. Sometimes we just need 30 minutes or even an hour to veg out and not tend to any of your responsibilities. Of course I suggest this happens on the weekends and not on the job, but you get the gist.
- Set aside a little free time each day for me time // I don’t know about you but getting to pamper myself every so often is really nice so I recommend that you give yourself a little pampering each night. Whether that is doing a face mask, taking a bath, or whatever else you consider to be your me time.
- Say no to unnecessary obligations // Of course you can’t say no to taking on projects from your boss but you can say no to extra obligations that are causing you unnecessary stress. You don’t need to be at every weekend activity or take on any irrelevant commitments. At this point in time I’d love to be involved in more volunteering and community events but at this point in my life it’s just not feasible and that’s completely okay.
- Get lots of sleep // I know that this is easier said than done but we function ten times better with at least 7 hours of sleep each night. I have been dragging at work lately because I have been so tired from staying up late this week tending to my other commitments and that just isn’t right. Although you have other things you feel like you need to do before going to bed each night, don’t beat yourself up if you don’t finish them before bedtime. Being energized for the next day is more important than pumping out a blog post.
- Unplug for a little while // Contrary to popular belief, we do not need our phones glued to our hands 24/7 to survive. Even if you can just unplug while at dinner or something like that, do it. It will help you step away from your obligations even if only for 20 minutes.
Although I haven’t been in the workforce or tackling this many obligations for too long, I know that burnout is a real thing and happens to a lot of millennial women because we are constantly trying to multitask and go above and beyond so make sure to take care of yourself above all things.
What do you do when experiencing burnout? Let me know down in the comments.