The weather is cold, and the holiday spirit is setting in.
One would assume that the holiday season is the time when you get to sit back, relax, and get to enjoy the end of the year with your loved ones. Sadly, though, that’s not usually the case. Holidays can get quite hectic for many as offices, businesses, and other workplaces start to wrap up their year. People are also in a rush to complete their preparation, so they don’t have to worry about a thing during the holidays. While the pressure is accurate, it can quickly mount up and create burnout.
What is Burnout?
You may not recognize the term “burnout” but you’re surely familiar with the sensation. Burnout is usually defined as a form of exhaustion that is created due to being constantly under pressure from work, family, and other obligations. Once a person suffers from excessive and prolonged mental and physical stress, it could lead to burnout. Does that sound familiar?
So, it is important to prioritize your health during this time when everyone is in a rush trying to get tasks checked off their list.
But, how do you do it? Here are some simple tips that are bound to help you avoid burnout completely.
Since the holiday season requires a lot of work and preparations, it is natural for people to not get their much-needed rest - which is basically 8 hours of sleep. So, the best way to tackle burnout is to make sure you rest enough. You can also try yoga and meditation which are great relaxing activities for the mind and the body.
2. Staying Hydrated
If your body is dehydrated, it can lead you to feel exhausted, fatigued, and you may even experience dizziness. Dehydration can also cause confusion as your mind and body are not receiving an adequate amount of water so make sure to keep yourself hydrated.
3. Staying Active
Exercise is known to be a great way to not only get in shape but it is also beneficial for the mind as well. It has proved to reduce anxiety and the chances of developing depression. So, make sure to take out a few minutes for some light exercise to keep you feeling fresh and healthy.
While burnout is caused over a long period of time, it can also be aggravated by lights, bright colors, and music blaring through speakers, which basically adds to a sensory overload.
Use these helpful tips to get you through the holiday hustle like a breeze.