Updated: Oct 19, 2021
Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot from clients and followers on social media that they are burnt-out.
They say things like:
“I can’t seem to get into a groove when the day starts”
“I feel groggy in the morning, have brain fog, and I just want to stay in bed…this really isn’t like me.”
Sound like you at all?
I get it…these are all potential signs of burn out…
I personally experience these things when work and personal life get stressful at the same time and I start to feel tapped out on all ends (physically, emotionally, and mentally).
This is when burn-out begins…when we feel ourselves reaching the bottom of our energy reserves physically, mentally and/or energetically AND we keep going.
Some other symptoms of burn-out:
feeling on-edge & snappy toward loved ones
lack of inspiration & creativity
snacking & emotional eating
decreased sex drive
These are all potential signs that you're functioning in the zone of burn-out. Basically, stress gets high and we are emotionally, physically, and mentally taxed.
When we’re burnt out, we are out of balance. It’s super important to start addressing burn-out through simple practices each day.
So here are three tools that I use to keep myself balanced, even when things are really busy in work and in life…
1. Focus on restoring high quality digestion.
Do this by:
reducing the amount you eat on-the-go (while driving, texting, scrolling, and watching TV).
Reduce snacking & allow more time between your meals (I wait 3-4 hours between meals).
Instead of drinking coffee first thing in the morning, have room temperature water or a warm digestive tea (my favorite is ginger and fennel).
The better your digestion, the better your focus, sleep, energy flow, mood (basically everything!)
**P.S. I’m dropping a new podcast episode this week ALL about the importance of digestion to increase abundance and joy.
2. Rest outside of sleep.
It’s important to find ease and calm outside of your sleeping hours to keep your mind clear and to avoid those sleepless nights.
It will alleviate tension in the body and will keep your mind from racing as your head hits the pillow.
Do this by:
taking a walk in nature
engage in deep breathing (click to watch a guided breathing exercise)
meditate for 1-5 minutes (click to access my podcast, which has multiple guided meditations)
watch a feel-good show
simply sit quietly without distractions and focus on relaxing your whole body for 2-5 minutes.
3. Stop saying “Yes” to everything.
When you’re burnt out, scale back the amount of “yes’s” you’re giving out to reclaim some time and energy.
I know you CAN keep doing it all, but now is the time for you to give back to yourself.
Running yourself into the ground on behalf of others is not always the most courageous thing to do…it’s knowing when to say “No”.
Instead of automatically saying “Yes”, practice asking yourself this question, “Is this useful to me?” before saying yes in a few scenarios and then proceed.
You’ll be amazed at how often we say yes to things purely out of obligation/fear/guilt.
As we continue to move through life where there is constant uncertainty and change, it’s critical to bring these tools into the forefront of our daily schedules.
A few small changes can make the biggest difference to the quality of your day.
I want you to know that you don’t need to overhaul your life or wait for that 10 day vacation to the Bahamas to feel like the real you again.
P.S. Head over the the “Take the Quiz” Tab on my website and find out what your True Nature Energy Profile is and how to bring balance to your mind, body, and spirit today!