Are you feeling depleted? Energetically drained? Utterly exhausted? Even after a full night’s sleep?
Are you feeling disengaged at work? On the home front? From your social network? Your hobbies even?
If so, you’re like many high-achievers who walk through my door hitting the brick wall known as burnout.
15 months into navigating one of the greatest disruptions we’ve ever experienced, signs and symptoms of burnout are more rampant than ever. That’s because this magnitude of disruption triggers the stress response in our nervous system, by opening up overwhelming levels of uncertainty.
Burnout happens in our health when we get stuck in overdrive in our nervous system – an unregulated stress response can act as a firehouse of cortisol and adrenaline in our bodies, which erodes the entire system, leaving us in the breakdown lane.
So how do we pump the brakes on burnout before overdriving ourselves into the brick wall?
Here are our favourite hacks for braking burnout:
-stress management is critical. The quickest way to manage your stress when it gets triggered is to shift your perception. Try this by refocusing on what you can control.
-value self-care. Whether it’s a hot bubble bath, stretching, or taking a mid-day nap. Prioritizing time with yourself every day to gear down your nervous system helps you to actively recover from the effects of stress.
-mediate daily. Meditation is a great tool for tripping the switch in your parasympathetic nervous system (the rest and digest state). Which is an excellent way to regulate stress.
-get moving your body. Exercise is one of the quickest ways to burn through your stress. It releases the feel-good endorphins and tells your brain that your body is a safe place to be.
-laugh with someone. Laughter is another excellent way to release positive endorphins. Which is an excellent way to prove to your brain the world is a safe place to be.
This world needs you on your mission more than ever – so implement these hacks and get pumping the brakes on your burnout so that we can keep you running in the fast lane.
Your highest potential is my passion, so let’s unleash it together!