8 Strategies to Burnout Recovery

What does burnout look like and what are the steps to burnout recovery?

Do you feel emotionally and physically exhausted all the time? 

Do you find yourself uninvested and constantly questioning every single decision?

Well, the reason might be that you’re experiencing burnout. Burnout is not the same as stress, it is extreme chronic stress that manifests in fatigue, head and body aches, muscle tension, high blood pressure, digestive complications, lack of motivation, low productivity, self-doubt, low self-esteem, and a feeling of detachment and cynicism. The cumulative effect of your chronic stressors can have you feeling burnt and fizzled out. In fact, the stress can even make you physically sick! Still, it doesn’t happen overnight, and just like burnout recovery, takes time.

Burnout is actually a lot more common than you would think, but recovery is still very much possible. And lucky for you, we’re listed down some of the best ways for burnout recovery to help you get your life back on track!

"One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals."  -Michael Korda  -Undefeated Motivation
“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” -Michael Korda

#1 Identify your Stressors for Burnout Recovery

The first to solve a problem is identifying it in the first place. The same goes for stress. In order to eliminate your stress, you need to identify the triggers and then work to effectively eliminate or at least minimize them.

"The greatest weapon against stress is the ability to choose one thought over another."  -William James  -Undefeated Motivation
“The greatest weapon against stress is the ability to choose one thought over another.” -William James

#2 Take Care of your Body for Burnout Recovery

Happiness and health go hand in hand. Thus, to feel happy, you should feel healthy too. For this, you should practice lots and lots of self-love. This includes eating and sleeping right and doing everything you can to make your body happy.

"Take care of your body.  It's the only place you have to live."  -Jim Rohn  -Undefeated Motivation
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” -Jim Rohn

#3 Do the Things you Love

Burnout recovery involves doing the things you love because it requires you to undo the damage inflicted by days, even weeks of stress. So, doing what you love is a small start, but it should put you in a good mood, even if temporarily.

"Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life."  -Wayne Dyer  -Undefeated Motivation
“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.” -Wayne Dyer

#4 Practice Mindfulness

Mindfulness is an excellent technique to relax your mind and live truly in the present. It’s great for coping with stress because it helps you disconnect from your problems and tune back into your life, and hence, an easy escape from negative thoughts.

"Embrace the present moment fully and with passion, because only through the present moment do we truly live."  -Richard L. Haight  -Undefeated Motivation
“Embrace the present moment fully and with passion, because only through the present moment do we truly live.” -Richard L. Haight

#5 Take some Time Off for Burnout Recovery

Sometimes everything happening all at once can be a little too overwhelming, so we suggest that you take a break every once in a while. Burnout recovery takes time, it’s not magic but taking a break is a good start. Take a vacation or maybe just a day or two off from work. Also, try putting your phone away for a little bit as well. 

"The days that break you are the days that make you." -  -Undefeated Motivation
“The days that break you are the days that make you.” – -Undefeated Motivation

#6 Engage in Self Reflection

Self-reflection is absolutely essential, especially when you’re feeling useless and cynical due to burnout. So, you should learn to appreciate yourself. Look back at all the things you’ve accomplished so far, forgive yourself for any mistakes in the past, and just take a moment to admire your being. 

"When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears."  -Tony Robbins  -Undefeated Motivation
“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” -Tony Robbins

#7 Seek Out Support

Friends and family are great because you know you can always count on them to put a smile on your face. Therefore, when life troubles you, it’s a good idea to seek support from your circle. Burnout recovery is most effective only when you feel both happy and supported. Plus, knowing your favorite people have your back can really help accelerate the whole process.

"Surround yourself with people that push you to do and be better.  No drama or negativity.  Just higher goals and higher motivation.  Good times and positive energy.  No jealousy or hate."  -Undefeated Motivation
“Surround yourself with people that push you to do and be better. No drama or negativity. Just higher goals and higher motivation. Good times and positive energy. No jealousy or hate.” -Undefeated Motivation

#8 Get Help

Sometimes you just need someone to listen. An excellent option to aid your burnout recovery is to get therapy. Not only will you be able to relieve yourself of the weight and worry of your problems, but by talking to a professional, you can get some genuinely valuable coping advice.

"Work hard and don't give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy warm and genuine people." -Tena Desae
“Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy warm and genuine people.” -Tena Desae

What’s the Takeaway?

Burnout recovery involves taking care of yourself and just overall making yourself feel better. The point is to undo the damage incurred by chronic stress, and thus, it will definitely take some time. However, you can’t live your life in a constant state of exhaustion. Not to mention, burnout can actually make you sick. So, when life’s getting to you, just take a deep breath and follow our strategies for burnout recovery- and you’ll do just fine!

"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.  The time will pass anyway."  -Earl Nightingale  -Undefeated Motivation
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” -Earl Nightingale

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