Preventing Burnout: How to Keep Momentum Alive

We’ve all heard of it, one way or another: “I’ve just been so tired… I cant keep up anymore… I think I’m burned out”

Burnout is a term used to describe the all-too-real physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion caused by “longterm involvement in emotionally demanding situations”.

Today, we want to talk more about what you can do about burnout and possibly see it coming before it overtakes you.

1. Identify Your Feelings

Uncover what you could be feeling and decide whether or not it could be related to burnout. 

Feeling anxious? Disappointed with yourself? Maybe even physically sick? Could be burnout.

Other symptoms include:

- Guilt

- Isolation

- Irritability

- Anger

- Sadness

- Pessimisim

- Numbness

- Fatigue

- Insomnia

2. Talk to someone you trust

Could be therapy. Could just be close friends, family, or a mentor. As long as you trust them and can talk freely to them, they are a great option.

Taking the opportunity to let our your feelings and vent out your thoughts to someone who can understand and listen will help decrease stress and hopefully point us in the right direction.

3. Find healthy outlets

Start working on a coping bank to act as a go-to list of activities or behaviors you can resort to that will give you a sense of fulfillment and replenishment. Most of the time, burnout, especially early on, is because you’ve given much without receiving much in return, so find a way for yourself to feel full and taken care of.

4. Learn when to take a step back

There comes a point when you can do everything all the time, and sometimes its best that you say “no” to something so you can be able to freely say “yes” to other things. Understand that while everything you do is valuable, there is always going to be someone you can lean on to relieve your workload until you’re ready to take it back on.

Comment below and tell us how you’ve taken care of yourself when you’ve faced burnout and how you came back from it! 

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