Emotional burnout is just something we all have to go through from time to time. Sure, avoiding it is key but, unfortunately, that is not always possible.
Sometimes the shitstorms are just far too intense to overcome right away, and we end up completely burned out. You know exactly what I mean, those days or weeks where everything is going wrong and nothing seems to help pull things back together. One awful thing right after the next and no end in sight.
When you hit rough spots like these it is important not to give in to the negativity. If you are experiencing emotional burnout please try to do the things listed below. While they may not seem like much or be the things you want to do given your current state, they will help you in more ways than you realize. Everything will be just fine, you will get through this.
9 Ways to Treat Emotional Burnout and Force Yourself to Realize Things Will Get Better:
1. Make necessary changes.
Make changes towards improving your life and your situation. Things will get better but not on their own. You have to put the effort in.
Distract yourself with things that you love. Even if these things are not your current main focus get to them. They will bring you joy, and will allow you to relax your mind even if just for a moment or two.
During this time taking care of yourself is important. Make sure you are getting the right amount of sleep and doing things to keep yourself healthy. Self-care is important now more than ever.
4. Spend time with friends.
Get out and see those who care for you. Please, don’t let your struggles get you down! Those who care for you will be there for you in the best ways.
5. Minimize your stress as best you can.
Get rid of any unnecessary stress; if you cannot change it don’t stress over it. This is easier said than done, but it will make a huge difference.
Asking for help is not something to be ashamed of. You have helped others and those people don’t mind lending you a hand too. You deserve just as much as you have given. The truth is, we all need help sometimes.
7. Get up and active.
Build your motivation. Go for a walk or jog, really find yourself and do something positive. Working out really can help you to build up a positive mental attitude.
8. Get a change of scenery.
If you need to skip town and spend a few days finding yourself, do it. Don’t think that just because everything is going downhill that you are stuck. We are never truly as stuck as we think.
9. Change the way you see things with your mind’s eye.
Look at everything being thrown at you from a positive point of view. Something good will come from each terrible thing that has happened; after all, time heals all wounds.
Just because you have hit a rough patch does not mean this is the end of the world. Keep your chin up and don’t let the world shatter your hopes. When you are at the bottom, the only place left to go is up.