Part 2 of our no-burnout bible series explores the steps you can take to manage episodes of burnout. Remember to take things slow and steady, so as to prevent falling into a cycle of burnout / recovery, over and over. The key is finding a sustainable rhythm that works for YOU and your lifestyle.
MOVE YOUR BODY
While our culture champions working 24/7 and the glamorous life of a workaholic, taking time away from your desk to move your body in any way you choose could be just the ticket to help you take a break and clear your head. That way you’ll release some endorphins and return to work feeling more energised and pumped than ever.
Whether you’re self-employed or part of a company, it can be so easy to prioritise work over human interactions (where clients and meetings aren’t the hot topic of conversation!) . Whether it’s booking a barre class with your bestie after work or joining a co-working space, take time out to get social and give your brain a much needed break.
These days it seems as if the traditional 9-5 hours are out the window. From men in suits tapping away at their keyboards on the commute both in AND out of work, to freelancers succumbing to blue light exposure until the early hours working though their infinite to do list, we all need to set some serious boundaries. Try and set Sunday’s as a real deal day off if you can, and shut your laptop down by dinner time— and keep it that way!