Sometimes a weird feeling takes over. The tiredness of being tired. Or in other words – an emotional burnout . Lets take a closer look at actions we need to take in order to make it through. What self-regulation technics can we apply? What healthy habits are yet to be learned in order to deal with an emotional burnout ?
We are all different and obviously we have problems one not like the other. We all get tired once in a while. We all feel emotional disconnection sometimes. And for that there is no ONE AND ONLY solution. So let’s have a closer look at some kick ass toolkit!
10 SIMPLE STEPS TO RECOVER
1. NOT AN ISLAND
You are not an isolated island somewhere in the Indian Ocean. If you have problems stewing in your head that are driving you into the state of depression and a constant tiredness or it just feels like ages you had someone talk to – call a friend, a close one, the one you trust. Share.
2. ANALYSE THIS, ANALYSE THAT
Take a moment. Let’s say 10 minutes. Dedicate this time analysing what might have caused your emotional burnout. There is always a solution to any trouble, even if it might not seem possible right this moment. It’s important to concentrate on a solution and brainstorm.
3. THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC
And I’m talking about soul soothing tunes that are driving you towards harmony. It can be a beautiful sound of rain, or songs of birds. It can be a beautiful song by Enya (my favourite).
Make a habit to calm your mind and soul with tranquil and soul warming REAL music, full of meaning and positive energy.
4. GUIDED BY NATURE
Make a habit to spend at least 20 minutes a day outside. It can be a beautiful park, or a stroll by the river bank, or even a walking quest to the mountains. Fresh air, serenity and new scenery will make you feel refreshed and energised. Wherever I get to a new place, first thing I do is go for a walk to find a nice and calm place to relax.
5. BEAUTY SLEEP
I know that not every body have this luxury to have a siesta everyday. At least make sure you are getting enough of a night sleep. It’s very importaint for you and your body. During sleep your cells are regenerating and your mind relaxes.
6. BUSTING THE DUST
7. TREAT YOUR BODY RIGHT
8. LET THE FLOW GO!
If you’re having trouble sharing your feelings – share them with yourself. Simply grab a piece of paper and write down your let downs that are responsible in your emotnal burnout. Acknowledge them all. “Talk” it through on the paper. Solution will come surely. I have a chest full of negative thoughts and experiences that I cannot change written on paper. Whenever my mind starts wondering into those dark waters I remind myself that all those thoughts are locked somewhere outside of my brain and there is no place for them there. Writing down anything on paper is a great way to declutter your thoughts. Write down your todo list. It might be long, but once written on paper your mind will calm itself since you will know that you don’t need to remember it and worry about it anymore.
9. TWO THUMBS UP
We all like to be praised and feel good about ourselves. Especially during the situations that bring us nothing but stress and a lot more stress after that. The lack of praise plays one of the major roles in our emotional burnout. Don’t wait silently until somebody gives you two thumbs up for your performance. Do it yourself as often as you breathe!
Make a healthy habit of saying something like: “I did great today”, “That job i’ve done is a masterpiece”, etc. Even if you haven’t climbed the mount Everest yet, you sure did something amazing today! And I’m giving you two thumbs up for that!
10. SMILE LIKE YOU MEAN IT
Emotional burnout is a derivative of a melancholy. And who said we cannot rid of it with a smile and laughter?! Recall all the funny and even embarrassing moments of your past 5 years! Have a good laugh about that! Now go deeper and recall something even funnier!
I have a set of funny stories from my past always ready to lift my spirit! Like there was that time my mum left me with my grandparents for a weekend. At that age I already knew the importance of being stylish. Lol. I was mad about styling my hair with gel and wax. The problem was that my mum forgot to give me one and I’ve decided to “borrow” some gel from my grand dad. Imagine my mum’s “surprise” when she saw me bold the very next day as I’ve superglued my hair instead of super styling it! And my grandma had no better solution like shave my hair off! I’m sure you have some great stories waiting for recollection and good laughter. Smile as you breathe!
By Lesya Li
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