It’s that time of the year when we are all feeling a little drained and looking forward to the festive season. Hopefully we can take a few days off or more, if you’re lucky. At times, the year was so busy that we haven’t been able to process or take stock of what’s going on around us.
If you are feeling a little overwhelmed, exhausted sensitive and perhaps even intolerant, you could be suffering from burnout. Burnout refers to your mental, emotional and physical health, there are some steps you can take to avoid this feeling come holiday time.
Look after yourself
Sometimes we’re so used to looking after everyone else and making sure that their needs are met that we often neglect ourselves.
Whether you’re in a permanent job, a student or juggling many different things, it’s easy to feel like there just isn’t enough time. There reality is we all have to relax. Even if you’re not flying off to an exotic destination, you can make your own space into a calm environment, free from the usual pressures of this busy world.
Take the opportunity to spend time doing the things that you never had time to do during the year. Whether it is window shopping at the malls, meeting your friends for lunch, lying by the pool reading, or going to art exhibitions. Doing activities that you truly enjoy and that nurture you, will ensure that you start the new year feeling refreshed and recharged.
Your work responsibilities usually increases at this time of year given that everyone rushes to finish assignments and reports before the holiday hits. As deadlines loom, the stress increases. Ensuring that you don’t feel too clogged at this point is necessary.
Sustain your focus, stay organized and focus about the fact that holiday is around the corner. We suggest that you be assertive about what is possible to achieve before the end of the year. Don’t rush things, as mistakes only mean you will have to start all over again and this will take more of your time.
Parties and family events are quite popular this time of the year but you do not have to attend everything as this will only lead to even more exhaustion.
Over-committing yourself to things that you don’t really want to do will not make you feel happy, but full of regret later on. Rest assured there may be events that are compulsory like a work function but try and keep them to a minimum. Also, make sure to get enough sleep as being deprived of sleep is a guaranteed shortcut to burnout.
Lastly, at this time of year, people’s patience levels are very low and this can often result in road rage. Try to avoid situations where you might lose your temper. If someone cuts you off or is rude on the road, keep your cool, it’s just not worth it. Don’t take it personally and do your best to ignore it.
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