Small but Steady Progress Is Key
Finally, give yourself the real permission to consider how you spend your time, without judgment. Most of us have a handful of avoidant activities like watching TV for hours, scrolling on your phone, getting stuck in your car, playing games, etc. all of these are examples of the behaviors we cling to to feel better when we’re burnt out.
But what’s actually helping you get better? And how much time time are you dedicating to those things? Perhaps it’s time to incorporate self care activities and tools to your schedule that will support your recovery.
Can you get in any more sleep? Carve out 10-15 minutes of your day to get outdoors, go for a walk, spend 5 minutes in meditation before bed, say affirmations aloud while brushing your teeth, journaling, calling up a friend, seeing a therapist, or perhaps reclaim your favorite hobby (yoga, painting, hiking, whatever it may be).