10 Self Care Tips to Prevent Burnout

10 Self Care Tips to Prevent Burnout

It's no secret that self-care is an essential part of your well-being. Self-care is a practice that can be applied to any part of your life, from the way you eat to how you work out. It's about making sure that you're taking care of your needs, as well as giving yourself the space and time to do so. But what many people don't realize is that self-care can help prevent burnout at work!

Burnout is a serious issue—it's been linked to reduced productivity, depression and anxiety disorders, and even heart disease. In today's society, where work hours are often long and unpredictable, it can be hard to find time for self-care when stress levels are already high.

In this article, we'll go over 10 simple ways you can incorporate self-care into your daily routine. This will help you stay energized and make sure you're able to focus on your tasks without feeling like you have to push yourself too hard.

  1. Take time off from work or school.
Burnout is a big problem in the workplace. It's estimated that one in three people experience burnout at some point in their career, and the number is even higher for women.
Take a day off or two to relax and recharge. You'll be surprised how much better you feel when you come back to work or school.
Or if you're feeling overwhelmed take a sick day. Don't feel guilty about it! Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.
  1. Exercise regularly—exercise not only helps with weight loss but also helps improve your mood by releasing endorphins into your system which make us feel happier overall!

For some people exercising may be a tedious task. If this is the case, try to find a form of exercise that you enjoy doing. For example, if you love dancing then go out with friends and dance every weekend or just go outside and get some fresh air.  Studies show that spending time outdoors can help reduce stress and anxiety, so go for a casual stroll through the park or take an afternoon off from work and spend it hiking around the mountainside near your house.

  1. Eat healthy meals regularly throughout the day.
Eat healthy and in moderation, but never deprive yourself of treats! If you’re feeling stressed, eat something that will help relieve your stress and make you feel better. Try eating foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids like salmon or tuna; these have been shown to reduce anxiety and depression.
If you're feeling bloated and restless due to stress, CBD can improve your digestion and help reduce bloating.
  1. Spend time with friends and family who make you feel good about yourself. Surround yourself with people who support your goals and dreams so that you feel supported by someone during times of stress or anxiety. This can be especially helpful for people who work from home.

  2. Get enough sleep
Your body needs rest in order to function properly each day. When you don't get enough sleep, your immune system is compromised and your moods are more likely to swing up and down throughout the day instead of remaining stable.
Most people need seven to eight hours of sleep each night. If you're having trouble falling asleep, try a CBD oil tincture or gummy before bedtime. It's been shown to help reduce stress and promote relaxation and restful sleep.
If you are suffering from insomnia, you may try CBD oil at night time. CBD has been shown to have a positive effect on people suffering from sleep disorders, such as insomnia and restless leg syndrome (RLS).
  1. Schedule time to keep up with the things you love.

Make a list of what makes YOU feel good and make time to do the things you love! It can be eating dinner with friends once a week or taking three minutes each day before bedtime to meditate or maybe it's going on a walk every morning before work starts. This will take off your mind from the stress of work and other responsibilities. And when you feel better, you're able to focus on your work and relationships with more energy.

  1. Meditate
Slow breathing has been shown to reduce stress-related symptoms in just minutes! Try taking deep breaths throughout the day whenever you feel your stress levels rising or even before bedtime.
Meditating with CBD oil may help with pain management. Because CBD stimulates serotonin production in the brain, it can help ease anxiety as well as physical pain caused by inflammation or injury. This also means that CBD can be used as an alternative treatment for chronic pain without the negative side effects of prescription medications such as opioids.
  1. Take regular breaks throughout the day to reduce stress.
Taking regular breaks throughout the day can help reduce stress levels and prevent burnout at work. If you have a desk job, try getting up from your computer every hour or two to do some light stretching or walking around. If possible, take walks outside during the lunch hour to get some fresh air and sunshine (or go for a run if you’re feeling particularly energetic).
Put down your phone, close the laptop and just breathe for a minute. Getting away from technology can do wonders for your mental health.
Taking CBD on these short breaks may help too. CBD can help improve your mood and reduce anxiety by lowering stress levels allowing you to get back to work and focus on what is needed.
Remember, there's no hard and fast rule here, but it's often recommended that people take a 5-minute break every hour. During this time, you can either stretch or walk around to get your blood flowing again.
  1. Do something fun every night before you go to bed. 

This could be reading a book, watching a Netflix show, or playing video games with friends and family. The goal here is to help you relax and unwind before going to sleep. It's important that you take some time each night to let go of these worries so they don't affect how well you sleep.

  1. Learn how to say no when people ask you to do something that takes away from your self-care time.

It's okay to say no! You don't have to do everything that everyone asks of you. It's important to know what your limits are and how much time and energy you can give away without feeling burned out or resentful. If someone has asked for something that makes you feel this way, then let them know gently but firmly that you can't help them.

The Takeaway

Remember that everyone has bad days sometimes even if it seems like everything is going wrong at once—and that's OK. If you're feeling stressed or anxious about something, don't ignore it! Take some time out of your day to address those feelings head-on. It will make all the difference in how much you enjoy your day and how productive you are at work.

Don't be afraid to take a "mental health day" if you need it. If something stressful happens, don't feel guilty about taking a few minutes to calm yourself down and refocus on whatever it is that brings you joy. Give yourself permission to do whatever it takes to maintain your own health and well-being.

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