If you’ve recently suffered burnout, you’ll likely be looking for ways to restore your peace, health, and happiness. It’s important to treat yourself lovingly after such a trauma to your system so you don’t develop chronic health conditions.
Burnout can cause all sorts of mental and emotional issues, including anxiety and depression. You should try to recognize the signs that lead to burnout, but this may not always be possible. If you concentrate on restoring yourself after burnout, you can avoid these issues and get your true self back.
Burnout Relief To Help You Regain Your Strength
1. Find a New Direction
The best, most permanent, way of dealing with burnout is to focus on making sustainable life changes. Ask yourself whether or not you’re happy in your current situation. Perhaps it’s time to make a major life shift, such as a new career or downsizing your home.
2. Take a Break
It’s best to get away from the situation that has caused you to burn out. This may mean going out for a walk and getting away for a few hours, or it may mean giving yourself a full blown vacation.
* You don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of money for a vacation. Your goal is to relax and clear your mind. You can certainly do this at home or in your local community.
3. Solve the Problem
If you’re currently in the middle of a stressful situation, take action to solve the problem right away as best as you can. Consider the possible solutions to the problem and ask for help from others if necessary.
4. Gain Control
Take control of the situation where possible. Realize that you can solve your problems and you’re not doomed to remain in this state forever. Also, have the wisdom to accept that there are situations that are beyond your control.
* Do what you can to improve your situation, but avoid worrying about the things out of your control.
5. Be Open and Honest
Sometimes it’s best to set your pride aside and ask for help when you need it. Open up about the issues you’re facing with a close friend or relative. If that’s not an option for you, seek the help of a counselor.
Stress Relief Tips to Avoid Burnout
If burnout tends to be a common occurrence for you, it would be in your best interest to start studying some stress management techniques.
There are certain things you can do to combat stress:
- Don’t take on too much at work or at home
- Remember that you can – and should – tell people “no“
- Make time for yourself
- Ask for help from others
- Utilize aromatherapy
Know Your Warning Signs for Burnout
Once you’ve suffered burnout, you’ll certainly want to know how you can avoid a similar situation in the future. Study the factors that led to burnout, and identify your mistakes so you can avoid making them again in the future.
Closing Thoughts on Dealing with Burnout
These strategies will help you regain peace with yourself. If there are any outstanding issues that you need to resolve, seek solutions so you can achieve peace. You can do so through self-reflection, prayer, meditation, and communication. And once you do, you’ll avoid burnout altogether!
Aromatherapy Notes: Burnout
Aromatherapy Notes are created by Jennifer Lane, aromatherapist and owner of Loving EO and Loving Essential Oils.
#1. Inhale sandalwood essential oil to alleviate worry, reduce stress and promote calmness.
#2. Diffuse peppermint essential oil to decrease frustration and enhance energy levels.
#3. Use a few drops of orange essential oil diluted in carrier oil to boost your mood.
#4. Soak in a hot bath with lavender essential oil bath salt to soothe your mind and body.