Burn out is a real thing. Don't ignore it.
If you have too much on your plate and feel that you might be getting burnt out, remember that Rome wasn't built in a day. Whether you are writing online full time, working a full time job or even if you're a stay at home mom - things can get too stressful and sometimes you just feel like taking a breather. It's best to put your health above all else and sometimes that means that you need to take time for yourself. Instead of letting the stress and exhaustion get to you, follow these tips to help you avoid burn out.
Tips to Avoid Burn Out
Stop and Give Yourself 1 Minute. Sometimes all it takes is a minute to clear your head of stress. When you feel like your head may explode from too much information at one time, stop, breathe and count to 60 very slowly. This can help your mind become a little bit more peaceful.
Don't Take on the World. Another common reason why people get burnt out is from taking on too many projects at once. If you are working a project, finish it first before going on to the next. If you must take on more than one project at a time, make a list of what is most important and set yourself up a goal for each project. This is much better time management.
Stop Worrying About Things You Cannot Control. The feeling of anxious that can cause burn outs in people always seem to be from worrying too much. Remember that you are one person, and one person can only do so much at a time. When you feel yourself start to worry, close your eyes, take a deep breathe and ask yourself what you can do to change it. If you don't come up with a quick answer, let it go.
Take 5 Minutes For You Each Day. Yes, we all have to have a game face during most of the day - but not all day. It doesn't matter if it's 5 minutes in the shower or in your car, let yourself relax for just 5 minutes. Throw on some music, sing and laugh and dance. Or take a hot shower and forget the world for that 5 minutes.
Keep a Positive Attitude. It's always better to look on the bright side, even when things might be looking gloomy at the moment. There is a silver lining to every cloud, and you must remember that. Being burnt out usually involves the worry and stress of everyday life. Just because one day was bad doesn't mean the next will be just as bad. Keep your head up, and keep looking forward.
Taking each day at a time in times of stress will really help keep you from becoming burnt out. Keep moving forward, one step at a time, and eventually you will see that things work out for the best. Also remember to give yourself a bit of credit and time. If you want to become a better more productive person, you must remember to care for yourself first.