Beat year end burnout with these 5 top tips
Are you tired of feeling fatigued, uninspired and burnt out at the end of each year? Let’s make this year different to the rest and beat year end burnout!
In most industries, October to November tends to be one of the most demanding times of year, with the festive season and year end deadlines approaching. The pressure of trying to get everything done before the holidays often results in working overtime, skipping meals, unsettled sleep and less exercise – which puts you on the fast track to burn out.
Before we get into how you will beat burnout this year, here are a few tips on how to identify whether you are heading in the wrong direction. If you find yourself starting to engage in any of the following activities, take note and take action!
- Waking up feeling tired
- Lack of concentration
- Continuous physical and mental fatigue
- Job dissatisfaction
- Tension in close relationships
- Short temperedness
- Excessive escapist activities (alcohol, smoking, drugs, over-eating, under-eating)
- Work inefficiency
- Continuous feelings of overwhelm and anxiety
- Wanting to sleep all the time
1. Make a plan
The first step to beating burnout is to recognise that you may be on track to burnout. Burnout generally occurs when you have too much on your plate and are trying to juggle too many things at once. This overwhelms the mind and results in stress.
Take a step back and write out everything that needs to be done with their due dates. Print out a month calendar and plot each task onto the calendar of what you will do, and when. Things can feel so much more overwhelming when it is all up in your mind but when it is all laid out in front of you, it often isn’t actually as much as you thought.
See what tasks you can delegate to co-workers or family members and cut out everything that is not absolutely important during this time.
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2. Up your greens
Our energy comes from the food that we eat. Take a moment to write down what you eat on an average day. Are you getting enough energy-rich foods? How many cups of coffee are you drinking a day?
If you’re cooking simpler meals to save time, incorporating a green juice into your daily diet can work wonders to give you that natural energy boost and nutrients that your body needs. A great green juice is spinach/kale, cucumber, celery, ginger and apple. Either make your own or buy from a local health shop.
Remember that your body is a machine, what you put in is what you get out. If you are not feeding your body with enough nutrients to sustain your daily output, you will be running off energy you don’t actually have.
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Take a look at your day and your week as a whole, and identify at least 15 – 30 minutes per day that you can dedicate to complete rest. Perhaps you have loads of extra unaccounted time that you spend browsing social media or playing games on your phone. Compile some of your unproductive time into a 100% dedicated rest period where you can have a short nap; or if that is not possible you can simply find a quiet place where you can close your eyes and meditate or listen to some calming music.
Taking this time out brings your body, mind and nervous system into a state of rest. This is just like pressing a reset button that brings a fresh wave of energy, clarity and motivation.
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4. Why so serious?
At the end of the day (pun intended), your life is as short or as long as you live it. While it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day tasks and to-do’s, gaining a broader perspective of it all helps to give some clarity to seemingly pressured situations.
Rather than focusing on the ‘fear’ behind the situation such as ‘what will happen if I don’t finish’, ‘I don’t have enough time’, ‘I can’t do this alone’ etc, rather focus on the why! Why are you doing what you are doing? Perhaps you are working extra hard so you can take time off to be with your family, to get that promotion, to send your children to school, or to go on a nice holiday. Whatever the reason is, focusing on the positive ‘why’ behind your work and tasks each day will help lift your spirits and keep you motivated to work consistently towards your goal – you got this!
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We hope that these top tips helped you and inspired you to take action towards preventing burn out this year so that you can stay on top of your game.
Psychology Today | 7 Strategies to prevent burnout by Paula Davis J.D., M.A.P.P. | https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/pressure-proof/201306/7-strategies-prevent-burnout