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How to Recover from Burnout

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Burnout is something that you can suffer from any time in your life. It’s a culmination of weeks, months, even years’ worth of stress, work, and responsibilities that finally takes enough of a toll on your physical and mental health that you feel completely burnt out. It is that feeling of not having any juice left in the tank, and not being able to take on one more task or item until you find a way to recover and re-focus. 

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With that said, most people don’t have the luxury of time to bounce back from burnout; instead, you have to find a way to recover from it relatively fast and effectively so you can get back out there and tackle life. So, what is the best way to recover from burnout? We’ve got some tips and advice that can certainly help.

Learn to Say No

The first tip is to learn to say no. It’s just not possible to do everything, be everywhere, and take on every single task imaginable. Sometimes you just have to recognize you have limits and say no. Of course, there is another part of saying no and that is not to feel guilty about it. Saying no doesn’t make you selfish, incapable, or less of a person; in fact, it makes you stronger because you are looking out for your own health and wellbeing so that you can be the best, most healthy person possible.

Find Hobbies that Allow You to Relax

Hobbies can also play a very important role in helping you to recover from burnout. Finding hobbies that you find relaxing, entertaining, and fun can give your mind a break. You can put all that stress aside and just focus on the hobby at hand. Hobbies can be anything from a sport, to learning a new skill, reading, or listening to music.

Get More Outdoor Time

Typically, if you’re feeling burnt out, it means you are working too hard, which means a lot of time indoors and likely at your desk. One of the fastest and most effective ways to recover from burnout is to get outdoors, get some Vitamin D, and start feeling energized and renewed once again. 

You can choose to simply relax on a lounge chair and soak up the sun, or maybe you like to be a bit more active outdoors. If that’s the case, there are backyard games you can play at home such as bocce ball, lawn darts, and badminton that can really take your mind off all your stress. Because you are playing a game that requires physical energy, it also means you’ll be working off some of that stress – just like exercise accomplishes.  

Focus on a Healthy, Well-Balanced Diet

What you eat can also affect your ability to recover from burnout. While you may be tempted to reach for junk food or comfort food, it is a healthy, well-balanced diet that is rich in vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that will have you feeling better. You can even make it a goal to eat healthy meals you’ve prepared at home, using fresh ingredients for a full week. You are guaranteed to feel more energetic and just “better” overall.

Look for Ways You Can Make Changes in Your Life

Finally, you want to take steps to help prevent future burnout. This means you need to identify the source(s) of your burnout and look to eliminate or at least lessen their impact and effect on you.

Find Your Way Through Burnout

By using these tips, you’ll be able to work your way through burnout and recover in a way that provides lasting and healthy results.


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