Had you known adult life would’ve been so stressful, perhaps you would’ve remained a child. Regardless, confronting life’s difficulties is part of all our lives. Letting those confrontations burn you out is easier than it sounds. When you’ve been starting to waiver, you might wonder what’s going wrong? Burnout can be caused by many things. Fortunately, we’ve all been in your shoes, and we’ve learned several ways to overcome those difficulties.
1. Learning How to Better Manage Your Time
First and foremost, time seems to be the common denominator among most cases of burnout. Learning how to manage time more effectively would be a great place to start.
Whenever There’s Never Enough Time in the Day, Your Wick Will Burn Out Eventually
How can you tell if time management is an issue? Well, if there never seems to be enough hours for everything on your to-do list, that would be a sign.
- Calendars and Planners:
Calendering software or physical planners are both effective tools. Just make sure you update them regularly. The software offers the added benefit of automatic notifications. So, forgetting your priorities becomes much more difficult.
- Regular Schedules:
Have you sat down to plan the next morning, yet? If not, we recommend creating a morning routine. Humans are creatures of habit. And, routines are a tool if wielded correctly.
2. Spend Time Maintaining Your Health
Whenever you stop taking care of yourself is when things start to go downhill. By taking care of yourself, you’ll get more done in the long run.
How far would your car get without regular maintenance?
When You Go Outside, The Sun Helps Produce Vitamin D, Nature’s Anti-Depressant
Believe it or not, even something as simple as going outside can improve your health. When exposed to the body, UV light creates vitamin D.
Sufficient quantities of vitamin D have been shown to improve mood, giving brighter days a whole new meaning.
Endorphins Promote Feelings of Happiness, and Exercise Releases Them
Once you get your body moving, endorphins begin to release naturally, leading to what some call a runner’s high. Those feelings both feel great and are totally natural. By pushing your body, you’ll be healthier and happier than ever.
3. The Better You Eat, The Better You’ll Feel
Suppose your body was a sports car, one that required premium fuel. Filling it up with the regular unleaded would be doing it a disservice. In that same vein of thought, eating a bunch of highly processed food is just as disrespectful. Instead, try to fill your diet with minimally processed plant-based foods.
Nurture Healthy Relationships
Outside of exercise and diet, a person’s relationships are what impact their happiness the most. Unfortunately, maintaining relationships isn’t something that’s taught in most schools. Despite how impactful relationships are to everyone, not everyone pays them enough attention.
Sometimes, It’s Who We Spend Our Time With That Matters Most
Surely, there’s someone with who you’d love to spend more time. Let them know, and you’d be surprised how great things can turn out. Even a few minutes spent with someone you care about can do wonders for your mood.
Avoiding Burnout Like a Pro
Navigating life is something that takes time to learn. Filled with hope, young adulthood doesn’t always turn out how we thought it would. Giving in to those feelings of despair shouldn’t even cross your mind. Instead, you want to rethink your approach to life. That way, even when things get tough, it’ll be harder to get you down.
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Erin shows overscheduled, overwhelmed women how to do less so that they can achieve more. Traditional productivity books—written by men—barely touch the tangle of cultural pressures that women feel when facing down a to-do list. How to Get Sh*t Done will teach you how to zero in on the three areas of your life where you want to excel, and then it will show you how to off-load, outsource, or just stop giving a damn about the rest.