Have you ever had one of those days where you came home feeling completely drained and all you wanted to go to bed?
We all have those days where we feel overtired – but too much of anything isn’t healthy. If you constantly feel drained or experience a lack of energy, you may be experiencing burnout.
If you’re ready to say goodbye to those feelings, keep on reading…
Let Your Body Rest
The next time you catch your motivation and energy levels declining, don’t ignore it! The longer you ignore those feelings the more intense they will become.
Instead, check in with your body.
Ask yourself what you think your body needs at that moment and respect that.
Don’t be afraid to put yourself first – even if that means skipping an event or going to bed a few hours early.
Pinpoint the Problems
It’s so important to be honest with yourself (even if it’s hard).
If you feel like a certain activity is too much or not working for you, it’s completely okay to walk away or ask for help.
Here’s an example. Let’s say you volunteered to take on an extra project at your job because you thought you could handle it.
But after a few days, you realized you underestimated the scope of work.
All of that extra work and pressure can lead to burnout and unnecessary stress.
In those situations, the best thing you can do is be honest with yourself and your team. The sooner you let them know how you feel, the sooner you can come up with a solution together.
“Remember to take care of yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup.” – Unknown