Learning to Handle Stress & Burnout

Have you ever felt burnt-out? How have you handled it and what techniques did you use to overcome the burn 🔥?

Welcome to my blog whether you are new or have been following! Thanks for reading. You may or may not know that I’ve been in a funk for weeeeekkkkssss. Honestly, it feels like it’s been a whole dang year. I am not sure what the issue is but I think I am burnt out and need a vacation. I have a vacation planned for May so that needs to hurry up. Otherwise I am trying to work my way through this with self love, gratitude and care.

So back to dealing with stress and burnout. I suck at dealing with it! Plain and simple is I don’t know what I’m doing. So I decided to read a book about burnout. So I purchased a handy dandy notebook and I have been reading a little everyday and taking notes. The book is titled Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle. It’s geared towards women and I have very mixed feelings about it. I don’t agree with everything in the book but I am taking and using the pieces that work for me. I’ll do a full review when I’m done reading it.

Some other things I have been doing are:

  • Planning out my days
  • Working on habit building
  • Being gentle with myself
  • Letting myself feel all my feelings
  • Taking deep breaths and positive self talk
  • Working on not letting other peoples issues bother me
  • Learning to let go
  • Practicing gratitude towards myself and others
Having a habit tracker is a big help.

I’ve had a few moments this past week when I was ready to lose it and freak out on someone. I work in healthcare and it can be very difficult at times dealing with patients. In those moments I took a few deep breaths and attempted to let go of those things I have no control over. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it did not. But this is a start and like I said prior…I have no idea what I’m doing.

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