Burnout can gradually creep up on us and take us by surprise. Before you get an unpleasant wake up call, take a moment to check in with your current situation and familiarise yourself with some of the more common signs of burnout:
- Increased frustration
- A sense of hopelessness
- Low engagement
- Lack of sleep
- Increased anxiety
- Muscle tension
If you are feeling overwhelmed at the moment and recognise some of the above symptoms, what is one small action that you can take this week that will alleviate some of the stress in your life?
My go to when I feel overwhelmed is to journal my thoughts and write down a to-do list. The visualisation helps me see what is actually realistic for me to get done in a day. The rest can wait. Now that I can recognise the warning signs, I exercise self compassion and prioritise rest when I feel that everything is becoming too much.