ARE YOU TIRED? Do you have an ever-growing to-do list? Are you feeling that there is not enough time in the day to do everything that needs to be done?
Do you feel you will never catch up? Or do you find that it’s increasingly hard for you to relax because there is always something that requires your attention?
If you answered yes to some or all of the above, you may be experiencing burnout.
What is burnout?
It’s exhaustion that affects you mentally, emotionally and physically. A person suffering from burnout is always tired and feels that no one appreciates them for what they do.
So, how do you prevent or manage exhaustion and fatigue?
Take a Break
You really need to take some time off.
Taking a load off enables you to perform better later. And you will be happy to learn that you don’t need a lot of time. Just a little break.
Just like your cell phone, you need to recharge your batteries. And the only way to do that is to rest.
If you are a hard worker, you may feel like taking a break is a waste of your time. Well, it’s not. In fact, taking a break will save you so much time later. You will concentrate fully on what you are doing. Which means fewer redos and more new tasks.
It’s all right to let others help you. Nothing’s wrong with wanting to do it yourself. But you need to be realistic about how much you can reasonably do on your own.
A close examination of your schedule may reveal that you actually need some help.
Do others want to help you?
You will be surprised how many of your employees or co-workers are not only willing but are super good at doing what you need to be done. Perhaps you’ve just been too busy to notice.
But what if you don’t have someone you know who can help?
Take advantage of the internet. Today, it’s possible to source for help anywhere in the world. Take for instance J Infinite’s concierge and personal assistant services. At a very small fee, you can get someone to handle a task that is giving you a headache just by the click of a button.
Take Care of Your Body
Think of your body as a machine that works both day and night. When does it go for maintenance?
Do you get enough sleep? Sleep is necessary if you are to keep going. So, instead of sacrificing sleep to work more, why don’t you give your body that much needed rest? It will thank you for it.
How about your body’s wellness? Is self-care necessary?
Your mind needs to relax. Your body too. So why not treat yourself to some relaxing time every day.
You don’t have to go to salons or spas.
Use your time in the bath or in the shower to care for your skin and face. Or just a few minutes of relaxation on an Acupressure Massage Yoga Mat every day. That feel-good feeling will go a long way in relieving your mind and body.
The Bottom Line
You can prevent or reverse burnout if you learn to take a break, assign some of your work to others and take care of your body.