We’ve all been there before. That feeling of being completely overwhelmed, exhausted, and just plain burnt out. Whether it’s from work, school, or life in general, burnout is something that can sneak up on us when we least expect it.
But what exactly is it? And how can we prevent it from happening in the first place?
Here’s everything you need to know about burnout, plus some tips on how to beat it for good.
What is Burnout?
Burnout is a state of mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion. It can be caused by work, school, or any other stressful situation in life.
When you’re burnt out, you may feel like you can’t do anything right. You’re tired all the time, even if you’ve been sleeping for eight hours each night. You may have trouble concentrating or making decisions. And you may start to feel hopeless or cynical about your situation.
While stress is a normal response to a challenging situation and can be helpful in small doses, when stress becomes chronic, it can lead to burnout.
How to Prevent It
There are several things you can do to prevent burnout before it happens. First, it’s important to recognize the signs of stress. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or hopeless, take a step back and assess your situation.
It’s also important to set boundaries in your life. If work is starting to feel like it’s taking over, make sure to take some time for yourself each day to do something you enjoy. This can be something as simple as reading a book, going for a walk, visiting us for an adjustment, or taking a yoga class.
Finally, it’s important to ask for help when you need it. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, talk to a friend or family member about what’s going on. They may be able to offer some helpful advice or just lend a listening ear.
If you feel like your body needs help combating stress, we’re here for you. Contact us today to book an appointment.