Life is busy. It can be overwhelming, exciting, stressful, blissful and crazy all at the same time. I’m often so busy balancing work and home life that occasionally it all gets a bit too much and I start to feel a bit drained. I’ve realised If you continue at full throttle you will eventually run out of steam which is why I’ve come up with a few solutions for preventing burn-out and seeking a more balanced state of being. It’s important to check up on yourself from time to time to see if there are simple alterations that can help you to feel refreshed and renewed.
How to avoid burn-out
Burn-out can happen when you’ve been under stress for a long period of time, it can happen to all of us at any stage of life for all kinds of reasons if we do not take care of our natural resources. There are a few things you can try to implement which will build up your energy stores and avoid exhaustion; I try to make sure I start and finish work at preordained times and when feeling particularly overwhelmed, focusing on your breathing will slow down your pulse rate. I find it helps to open a window or step outside and focus on simple breathing techniques. Simply inhale taking in large volumes of air, then exhale slowly, do this several times, once a day at least.
How to feel refreshed
If you’re feeling like you need a reviver at the moment, especially after all of the jam packed jubilee celebrations this bank holiday weekend, try the following refresh and renew reviver recipe:essential oil formula for an instant pick me up at any time:
Add 5 drops of Lavender, 8 drops of Eucalyptus and 4 drops of Rosemary essential oils to a bottle of water or mix with a dispersant and keep in the fridge. Ideally used to splash all over yourself as an ice cold reviver after a warm bath, but equally effective as a refresher in the morning or throughout the day when you need a boost. Have a prepared bottle of essential oils ready to diffuse or spray throughout the day in an open space or pop the solution on to a tissue or handkerchief and breathe deep or pop a dab of oil on the space between your nose and upper lip.
How to Fight off fatigue
Regular exercise is also essential; it can help to keep you healthy which will fight off fatigue, it also gives us those feel good endorphins and strengthens the heart providing you with a sense of wellbeing. It can be as simple as introducing a quick walk during your lunch break. Try to choose an option you can easily fit into your schedule without it feeling like a massive chore.
I hope these ideas will inspire you and help you to feel refreshed as they have for me. I would love to hear if you try any of my suggestions or if you have any ideas that work for you to avoid burn-out and to feel revived.