Burnout in the workplace or in other activities can be a triggering situation if you are in recovery. When we feel burnt out, it is easy to slip back into easy habits– something that we need to avoid to prevent a relapse. To stress less and find more balance in your recovery process, check out these eight steps to help you through it.
- Align your time with your goals. The way you spend your time should reflect what is important to you, and if it does not, your schedule should be rearranged.
- If you are falling behind or not doing things particularly well, recognize these as signs of burnout. Decide what is important and prioritize from there.
- Take note of what you are taking on and saying yes to. You do not need to feel obligated if you have enough already on your plate.
- Try to disconnect from your devices at some point during the day, and slow down to keep you balanced.
- Set aside some time during the week that serves as “you time” to allow you to take care of yourself.
- Balance work life and personal life by evaluating your long-term goals.
- Know when it is time to shift your focus to something new.
- Keep your goals attainable and manageable to prevent yourself from being overwhelmed.
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