Tired? Burnt out? Learn some quick tips to re-energise
Tired? Our quick tips for refilling your energy and resilience bucket.
Our last blog discussed why you might be feeling exhausted and lacking in resilience right now (or why your team might be!). Here are some of our top tips for helping you and your team get things back on track to greatness….
• Do the common sense stuff. Good food, rest, exercise, vitamins & reduce stress and alcohol. You don’t need me to educate you, but there is some great advice here from the professionals. Listen to the professionals and do it!!
• Reduce your exposure to toxic and negative people. Whether at work or in your personal life – toxic, negative people have a huge toll on your wellbeing. Often it’s not until they’ve left work you realise how exhausting they are. Don’t get caught up in their dramas, don’t try to fix them and don’t buy into their story – instead, give yourself space, make your position clear and refer them to professionals if needed.
• Increase time spent with positive & motivating people. The opposite also holds – increase your time with people that fill your energy bucket, make you a better version of yourself, are motivating, and you enjoy being around. Sometimes the energy in the room is palpable, and we can all use more of that!
• Book in some time out. ‘They’ say that the most pleasure of a holiday is in the few days leading up to it. Looking forward to something fun is a wonderful way to occupy your thoughts with good vibes. So make sure you get them booked in your calendar and start getting excited!
• Go easy on yourself. We are all 5 year olds in grown-up bodies. So be kind to your 5 year old self and stop expecting too much! The reality is, we’ve all been smashed, and none of us are operating at top form right now. Be kind to yourself and where you can reduce your workload, prioritise the important things.
• Breathe. If all else fails, just let it all fall around you and concentrate on one simple thing: your breath. Studies have shown that simply drawing attention to your breath and ensuring you are breathing well is fundamental to your health. So take yourself away from the noise, and breathe.
Next time, we will talk about how you can set up support structures in the workplace to help increase resilience and reduce stress!