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Top Tips: Overcoming Burnout

Overwhelm leading to burn out is a common problem in the Third Sector right now. You can’t thrive if you’re just trying to survive. Burnout often leads to a decline in job performance, feelings of cynicism or detachment from work, and a sense of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment. It can affect various aspects of an individual's life, including their health, relationships, and overall well-being.



Here are some top tips for dealing with burnout:


🛑 Recognise the Signs: Learn to recognise the signs of burnout, such as persistent fatigue, cynicism, and a lack of motivation.


⌛ Take Time Off: Take some time off to recharge and rejuvenate. Use this time to disconnect from work-related stressors and focus on activities that bring you joy.


⛳ Set Realistic Expectations: Set achievable goals and prioritise tasks based on their importance and deadlines. Avoid overcommitting or taking on more than you can handle.


✋ Establish Boundaries: Learn to say no when necessary and set boundaries to protect your time and energy. Communicate your limits clearly to colleagues and managers.


💆‍♀️ Practice Self-Care: Take care of your physical, emotional, and mental health by getting enough sleep, eating nutritious meals, exercising regularly, and engaging in activities that bring you joy.


🫂 Seek Support: Reach out for support from friends, family, or colleagues. Consider joining a support group or seeking professional help from a therapist or coach if needed.


🎯 Re-evaluate Your Priorities: Take a step back and reflect on your values and priorities. Are you spending your time and energy on things that truly matter to you?


🙇‍♀️ Practice Mindfulness: Mindful activities such as meditation, deep breathing exercises, or journaling can help calm your mind and promote emotional well-being.


Dealing with burnout is a journey, and it's important to be patient and compassionate with yourself along the way. By implementing these coping strategies, you can navigate burnout more effectively and work towards reclaiming a sense of balance and fulfilment in your life.


Get in touch today to find out how I can help you go from surviving to thriving. 


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