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Ways To Bounce Back From Burnout


Before we look at ways to bounce back from burnout let’s first look at what it is. This quote says it well…

Burnout is commonly described as a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress that occurs when an individual feels overwhelmed, emotionally drained and unable to meet constant demands.

(Ref. Authors: Melinda Smith, M.A., Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., and Lawrence Robinson


While burnout has been long associated with job-related stress and heavy demands in the workplace, I believe burnout is just as prevalent if not more influential in this new digital world, where more of us continue to work from home. Burnout has become easier to hide behind our screens and digital communications.

From my own experience, I found burnout to be more a soul-tired kind of exhaustion from prolonged stress, inadequate support and lack of work-life balance and self-care.   Basically, it’s when you’re contributing to others more than yourself.


Take a snapshot of where your life’s at currently at and start implementing these ways to start to bounce back

Accept what is – start where you are – know you can choose how you react to things. What can you learn from this experience? Learn patience with yourself and others.

Simplify your life –  get clear on who and what is important to you.  Release what no longer serves you.

Clear your energy – at the start and end of the day or any time you’re feeling off or scattered… take three deep breaths and clear your energy bubble (the energy field surrounding you) of any thoughts, feelings, emotions, judgements and projections.

Passions & Joy – do the things bring you joy, express yourself creatively, choose books or movies that motivate, uplift you and feed your soul.

Integrity – choose what is right for you! Being true to yourself restores your energy, inner strength and true nature.

Support – work with a mentor or energy healer, reach out to family or friends if you need help

Food as medicine – clean healthy eating to nourish the body – plenty of fruit and vegetables, eliminating sugar, dairy and red meat is a good start.

Stress – Let go of what or who is causing you stress in your life, change the way you react to stressful situations.

Learn to say “No” – stop committing your time to things that don’t contribute to you.  So before you commit to something or someone, pause and ask yourself   “Do I really want to do this?”, “Is it aligned with my purpose or desires?” “If I do this will I feel energised or depleted?”

The more you practice putting yourself first, the easier it gets. You’ll start to fee less stressed and burned out and have more energy and vitality!


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