A Few Ideas to Relieve Burnout That Will Also Simplify Your Life in the Long-Term

Rest.

There’s no replacement for rest. You can’t buy it, you can’t fake it.

Let These Things Go:

  • Arguing with people on social media who have different opinions.
  • Following news & politics on social media or watching/reading “the news.”
  • Anything that creates friction in your daily life.
  • Turn off notifications on your phone, tablet, & laptop.
  • Stupid chores. At the height of my burnout from working in the addiction treatment industry, I paid someone to do my laundry. BEST gift I gave myself.
  • Draining habits. Ex: I used to go to the grocery store almost daily which was a time & money suck. Now I plan, make a list, and go no more frequently than once a week.

Ask for Help

When you’re burned out, there’s always a way out. It may not be easy to ask, but you can ask for help. At the end of 2018, I was so burned out, I asked my boss to cut back my hours.

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Heather Larson

Heather Larson

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Hi 👋 I’m Heather Larson! I’m data-driven content writer coming from traditional media. I’m a veteran broadcaster, radio personality, and journalist.