We’ve all been there. Things are tough at work, and they’re not much better at home.
You’re stressed, you can’t sleep, and your cat ran away from home. Sometimes, it just seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day. It can be hard to stop the negative thought patterns that only serve to make you feel even more stressed out.
Stress is a part of life, but there are times it can get completely out of hand. When life seems too hard to handle, it’s time to take back some control. Luckily, there are several ways to accomplish this. Try the tips shared below to help put mental and physical stress and burnout behind you.
Here are 6 Methods to Help Reduce Excess Stress:
Get More Sleep.
Working harder or longer isn’t a solution for your burnout. Sometimes, the best option is to call it a night a couple of hours earlier than normal and get some extra rest. Allow yourself to sleep in on the weekends if you need to. Take naps. Rest helps.
Meditation, listening to relaxing music, chanting, praying, or anything else that relaxes your mind can be beneficial. Avoid ruminating over the challenges in your life. Your brain doesn’t get a break unless you create one.
Give Yourself A Change of Scenery.
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when the scenery never changes. Being in the same places day after day can limit your perspective and close your mind to the many possibilities that are open to you. Take a weekend and go camping.
Spend Time with People You Genuinely Like.
This has been shown to be one of the best ways to recover from mental burnout. Spending time with someone that makes you smile and feel relaxed can be the best medicine.
Evaluate Your Life.
Consider how you came to be in this situation. Do you need to make some changes at work, a different job, or a more satisfying relationship? Could it help you to speak to a professional? What needs to happen to prevent the same situation from happening again?
Laughing will always make you feel better. Who’s your funniest friend? What’s the funniest movie you’ve ever seen? How can you make yourself laugh? A night of laughter will give you a mental reset and put you in a better position to handle the challenges in your life.
Taken too far, excess stress can become a serious issue.
There are many mental and physical health issues that are caused, or made worse, by ongoing high levels of stress.
It will benefit you to make managing your physical and mental health a priority. When you’re feeling burned out, take it seriously. Do what you need to do to feel like yourself again. Address your mind, body, and spirit.
Are you ready to make personal and spiritual changes in your life? Consider a one on one private session with Moira or a reading to free yourself from limitations and open yourself up to greater possibilities? I invite you to open the door.