How to Avoid Burnout as We Approach The End of Year
We are on the home stretch of 2022, and without intention the weeks always seem to fill up with work deadlines, personal obligations and festive events . It’s always a juggle getting to the end of the year and prepping and planning for any time off, and it’s quite often we may become burnt out. Here’s a few ways to avoid burnout as we approach the end of the year
Pay attention to your emotional and physical limits, you know yourself best. Often saying yes to ourselves and setting boundaries means we can be more present. We’re human and can’t do everything or be everywhere, it’s okay to say no to our friends and loved ones if we need time for our own mental and physical well being. TIP: Don’t discredit the power of a phone call to connect with someone, if showing up to an event or traveling to see someone is too much - try a quick phone call to check in and connect.
If you know you’re going to have a demanding week coming up, can you allocate some time now to get through other life admin or plan meals ahead so those weeks you can focus on what really needs your attention. Planning ahead also includes asking for help, is there someone in your household that could help with tasks you usually do and likewise could you delegate tasks at work.
Focus On A Balanced Life
During your times away from demanding responsibilities, make sure to use those time to create balance. Eat a healthy meal, move your body, disconnect from technology and get as much rest as your body needs. It’s the little consistent things that will keep you feeling good, always dedicate time to those things.
Think you might be burnt out, read more on understanding burnout & strategies HERE.