Burnout is getting a lot of focus lately as it seems like everyone is going 24/7. Gone are the days when jobs end when your shift is over, or the world can’t reach you after hours. Between smartphones keeping us connected all the time, notifications bombarding us constantly, and seemingly endless pressures mounting, the risk of burning out from it all is very real. The question is what is burnout really, and what can you do about it - both to prevent it and to recover from it? The good news is, there is hope – if you’re willing to take some specific steps.
While many of us burn the candle from both ends, how do you know if you or those around you are burning it from both ends and maybe in the middle, too? These activities will help you assess if you are at risk (or already over the line) for burn out, how to recognize the early warning signs and what to do in order to immediately (and slowly) adjust.
Even though we know the repercussions of pushing ourselves too far, we honestly don't know how to slow down nor stop. While burnout can hit anyone at any time, there are specific techniques you can try to protect yourself from it. These activities will help you make more time in your day, change your perspective on your current situation and take better care of yourself.
What if you’re reading this when it’s already too late? Can you bring it back and get on the right side of things? The good news is that you can! The activities below detail how you can rebound and recover from burn out and maybe even have some fun with it all!