A burnout can occur when you least expect it. Perhaps you’ve overworked yourself. You’re juggling too many roles. You’re handling more than you can manage. You’re brain is constantly on over-drive and you’ve worked yourself to the brink of exhaustion.
It’s not uncommon to hear this in Singapore. In a time and age where we’re constantly pushing ourselves to strive and work for more, a burnout can occur at any time, anywhere.
Or perhaps you’re one of those who’s on the edge of experiencing a burn out and you’re well aware of this. And that’s why you’ve found yourself here. Reading this very article.
Well here’s something to cheer you up! This article is meant to tell you how to prevent yourself from a burnout. If stress, worry, and dread is what you’re experiencing now, then here’s 4 powerful things you can do to beat the dreaded burnout!
1. Go Off The Grid
One of the best ways to de-stress and take a breather is to simply disconnect.
Allocate time after work for yourself to indulge in the things that make you happy. Let your employees and clients know that you’ll be unavailable after a certain time and use that time to disconnect electronically.
You could occasionally organise a trip to your favourite holiday destination and leave work behind.
If this is unrealistic then you could allocate certain times after work or during your vacation to check on e-mails, draft briefs, work on reports and more. But you should have a cut-off period to allow yourself sufficient rest and recovery.
One of the best times to disconnect is before you hit the bed.
The blue light emitted by screens on your mobile devices will restrain the production of melatonin, the hormone that controls your sleep/wake cycle or circadian rhythm. Reducing melatonin makes it harder to fall and stay asleep. Read more about how technology can affect your sleep cycle here.
Therefore, being discipline and keeping your electronics away from the bedroom is one of the best ways to disconnect at the end of the day.
2. Health is Wealth
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