DonHow To Recover From Burn Out
If you are overwhelmed and in over your head, it can be really hard to figure out how to disentangle and find your way to peace. Here is how to recover from burn out.
Burn out can be a bit complicated. While we are always told to practice self-care and make sure we’re not overworking ourselves, it’s usually not until we’re already overworked that we’ve realized we are burnt out. Burn out is not something we can predict, and we tend to bite off more than we can chew without realizing it. If you are burnt out and running on fumes, here is how to recover from burn out.
Revise your Expectations
Burnt out individuals don’t perform at their peak. They often underperform without realizing it. If this is you, you need to seriously revise your expectations about what you will be able to get done. You probably won’t be able to do an entire home cleaning during a day when you’re burnt out. However, you might be able to pick up a few things around the house.
Don’t Compare Yourself to Other Moms
We all know that one mom who never seems to fizzle out. She could do everything at once and never once falter. Well, I’m ashamed to say that right now she doesn’t matter. Don’t compare yourself to other moms and what they are doing right now. The only mom that matters is you! You need to take the time you need to care for yourself without worrying about what anyone else is doing.
Get Help from Family and Friends
If you are burnt out, getting help is okay! Have your friends host a game night instead of you, or have your husband handle dinner tonight. Your kids can even help out with the last of the household chores. The important thing is that you aren’t trying to do it all yourself!
Savor Something Good
You have worked hard, if you hadn’t, you wouldn’t be burnt out, and now is the time to savor something genuinely wonderful! A nice cup of coffee or a good show after a long day can be just what you need to relax a little. The goal of savoring something good is to focus on that and no other outside distractions while you unwind a little from your rough day.
Take Time for Yourself
Take a little bit of time to do something for yourself. Sit in your car and listen to your favorite music, put your headphones in and listen to a podcast, go for a run, or make a batch of cookies that only you can eat. Whatever you want to do for yourself, please do it! Do it without any regrets or fear of what you’re supposed to be doing.
This time is for you, so enjoy it while it lasts. If you need alone time, get out of the house, or get the kids out of the house! Whatever you do, do something you want to be doing.
Burn out can be difficult to identify until it’s too late. But if you are burnt out, you can bounce back from it. These helpful tips will ensure that you not only avoid burnout in the future, but if you do get burnt out, you can do something about it.
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