Protecting Your Mental Stamina To Avoid Burnout

Are you glued to your devices and spending less time focusing on important tasks? Do you feel exhausted or unmotivated the minute you wake up?

Experiencing burnout looks a little like this:

  • Frustration with repetitive tasks/routines
  • Eagerness to Quit a Job
  • Feeling Unmotivated or Useless
  • Emotionally & Physically Exhausted
  • Counterproductive
  • Feelings of Anxiety/Depression

Things that can cause burnout:

  • Taking on too Many Tasks
  • Experiencing Change
  • Financial Burdens
  • Relationship Difficulties

Our mental space and mental energy is important when it comes to decision making, self motivation, and mindfulness. When our mental space is being absorbed by heavy workloads, negative thoughts, and shitty jobs – we become all whacked out and overwhelmed.

Sadly, many people experience burnout for a long time before they’ve acknowledged that something is dragging them down.

To protect your mental stamina and energy learn more about what you can do below!

Screen Time isn’t Me Time

Understand that staring at your device isn’t “down time”. You’re still absorbing information through news outlets, feeds, and videos. Although it may seem like you’re indulging by “connecting with others” your brain is still processing at full throttle by evaluating relationships and decoding messages.

Meditation

The more you practice meditating – the better you will become at mastering it. Meditation is beautiful because you’re reconnecting with your breath. Meditation can improve your breathing, reduce anxiety attacks, and remind you that taking care of yourself. Starting off your morning with a routine that includes meditation allows you to start the day refreshed rather than trying to keep up.

Eating Cleaner & Healthier

Although this one is slightly obvious – it must be said. When you’re consuming too much caffeine or sugar your body is working harder to maintain caffeine and sugar levels. The best way to keep your body tempered is by consuming water and eating wholesome. Swap energy and nutrition bars for healthy grains, protein, and veggies. Drinking more water and staying hydrated through healthy food can also help you sleep better and feel more energized.

Happy Planning

Personally, I write everything and anything into my planner/calendar. The best skill you can have is making the time to be happy. Simply put 10 minutes on your calendar to take a break and do nothing. This doesn’t mean make a phone call, or finish the task you started earlier. Indulge in a task that revives relief like writing, reading, or drawing. If you’re not sure where to spend your time then read about positive mantras and excercises.

Cleansing

What is more satisfying than walking into a clean home or taking a warm shower scrubbing away all of today’s problems? Your body reacts better to a clear and clean environment – if your desk is full of papers no wonder you’re stressing out. This also can apply to a toxic job or relationship – also known as healthy shedding. Kick the crap to get more productive! The more you have to move through and navigate through is more time lost. If you’re not sure where to start here are 200 Things You Don’t Need.

Time Management

If we blog about anything – it’s productivity and time management. Try managing your schedule with a timer, calendars, planners, and even food! Work for your lunch and reward yourself with fun activities throughout the day to make it more productive. If you’re not sure where to manage your time try categorizing your tasks by the following:

DUE NOW: Important                                         DUE NOW: Not Important

DUE LATER: Important                                      DUE LATER: Not Important

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