Check this post often for keys to avoiding burnout that you can practice on a daily basis.
The happy ending I hope you experience after reading this post is to at least have a few practices to avoid burnout when you feel it coming.
The challenge with stress (especially when it comes to wedding planning) is that we are all dealing with multiple life issues at one time.
Getting Your Plan Ready
Have a plan ready
Have a daily routine
Ask someone to look at your plan
Make sure you enjoy what you’re doing
The key is that you don’t just want to avoid burnout. This might sound cliché but what you are actually doing is finding joy in your life. This is what will be the best strategy in avoiding burnout.
If you have ever experienced any kind of burnout then you know the importance of a stress management plan. Personally, I feel that the older we get the more important it is to have this type of plan in place. There have been several points in my life where I felt like I was at or close to burnout because of life circumstances. Some of these circumstances were because of my actions and some were out of my control Either way, having a plan in place makes us feel supported.
We hope you find value in having a resource to revisit with real-life action steps.
Avoiding Burnout Action Steps
Pay attention to your feelings.
There are a couple of ways to check on your feelings. One is to set a reminder or timer when you will actively pay attention to your feelings at a certain time of day. You could also set this timer multiple times during the day for those times of the day that might be tougher such as mid-morning or that mid-afternoon slump.
Have someone check on you.
An even better option than setting a timer is to have a friend check on you. There’s nothing like having someone not only care enough to check on your well-being but also be able and willing to follow through. Be sure to choose someone who knows how to support you with your stress points and triggers in mind. This will be helpful to know that you don’t have to worry about choosing someone to talk to when you are at your peak stress level.
Set up your outlets.
An outlet is something that you can do to engage a different part of your brain or emotional state. It’s something that helps you to not avoid issues but brings your healthy feelings from a different direction. These are the activities that really make you feel good and put a new perspective on your current problems. Getting familiar with your outlets and having a list ready will be helpful when it’s time to unwind.
Be ready for change.
One of the most important keys to avoiding burnout is to be flexible and ready for change. We never really know what our days will be like let alone our lives. We must be willing to adapt so that we are not overly committed to plans that don’t work for us or schedules and routines that are more draining than we realize.
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Hopefully, you are happy with your steps. Remember, this is just a guide and you may find better steps that fit your situation.
The next step is to ask a friend to take a look at your plan.
The best thing to do is keep up to date with your plan for avoiding burnout whether it includes steps in this blog post or those you create yourself.