How to Avoid Feeling Burnout

Feeling drained? At your wit’s end? Thinking of throwing in the towel? My friend, you're feeling burnout. The state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion is caused by excessive stress. It makes you feel less energetic, unproductive and you begin to lose motivation. Even if you’re living the dream, too much of a good thing can become soul-sucking.

If you're feeling the onset of burnout, here are a few things you can do to rejuvenate your heart:

  1. Hit the pause button.
    Take a step back from what's causing you to feel run down. Use this time to evaluate why you're feeling this way. Journal your feelings, then create an action plan for getting out of your rut. You'll return focused and ready to kick some serious booty!
     
  2. Change your scenery.
    Go on that vacation you’ve always wanted, but never had the time to take. (Italy? Yes, please!) You’ve been working hard. You deserve the break! A new setting will spark your imagination and give you a newfound sense of creativity and a boatload of ideas to incorporate into your business.
     
  3. Organize.
    Chances are, you’re feeling overwhelmed by the amount of work on your plate. Schedule some time to organize your work flow and implement systems to smooth out your process. Hire a virtual assistant and outsource tasks if necessary. You’ll be able to save time in the long run, and maintain sanity!
     
  4. Implement self-care.
    If you’re feeling burnout, it’s likely that you’re not taking care of yourself. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water and eating healthy food. Stress and neglecting your body are never a good combination. Pamper yourself and go out for a mani/pedi. You’ll feel relaxed and your nails will be on fleek!
     
  5. Establish boundaries.
    I get it. Saying “no” is hard. However, you don’t have to do everything presented in front of you. It’s okay to turn down that project and skip that networking event. Decide what's important to you and make it a priority.

What's worked for you in the past when avoiding burnout? Let me know in the comments below!

BusinessHolly Meyer