HOW TO GET OVER BURNOUT

how to get over burnout

After a crazy few months of work and wedding planning, I was in major burnout zone. Even though it was exciting, I was feeling overworked, stressed out, and in a funk. Eventually, I forced myself to get off the couch and attempted to be a valuable member of society. These 5 things helped: 

1. ACCEPT IT 

Probably the most difficult part. Everyone has funks, even the most productive, happy people in the world, so don’t beat yourself up. Allow yourself to turn work off for a couple days if possible, sleep, and let your body/mind reset naturally.

2. TURN OFF SOCIAL MEDIA 

Not much can kill time, confidence, and even motivation like an Instagram feed. Give your mind one less thing to process.

3. EXERCISE

I know, not the most exciting thing when you’re in a funk, but necessary. After Mexico, instead of going to the gym, I promised myself to walk Roo twice a day. Getting out of the house and moving made a big difference, and eventually, the gym sounded good.

4. UP THE SELF-LOVE

Get a massage, a manicure, whatever it is that feels like pampering to you. Spend time with friends if you need it, or even alone – just make sure to care for yourself when your body is asking for it.

5. FIND MOTIVATION 

Burnouts are the time where I like to read a biography of someone I admire or get coffee with an industry vet who I respect. Hearing about others’ success and drive usually gives me the push that I need.

What do you do when you get burnt out?

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  1. Lex
    06.23.2017 / 10:58 am

    Just what I needed today. Thanks Jilly.

  2. 06.23.2017 / 4:07 pm

    You and I are so similar, Jill! I find myself wishing we lived close by each other. I feel like we’d be friends:). You always inspire me with your honesty. I love how you keep things simple. Simplicity has always motivated me and it is the basis for my style and lifestyle. I think this is why you and your blog stand out to me…in this crazy-vast blogosphere.
    keep doing what you do! It really does make a difference in my life and I’m willing to bet many others feel the same.
    Nothing brings joy back like time spent with our fur babies:) I’m so glad to hear walks with your cutie pie helped you!
    XO! Gina
    http://www.classyeverafterblog.com

  3. 06.27.2017 / 7:12 pm

    Such good tips Jill, thanks a lot for sharing! I hope the stress levels are OK now and that wedding planning is going smoothly. ♥
    I love spending time with my loved ones and also dedicating some time to pamper myself and do at least a couple of hours of exercise a week. I am a lazy potato, but when I do manage to move my bootie, those endorphins are magical!

    Hope you are having a great week, dear!

    Saida | She talks Glam

  4. 06.30.2017 / 6:00 pm

    Epsom salt bath, candles and sleep.

    • August Diaries
      07.07.2017 / 5:24 pm

      GREAT call

      xx Jill

  5. Marie-Claire
    06.30.2017 / 11:26 pm

    This post came at the right time. I was struggling with burnout the past few weeks too. Great advice. Which biographies have you read that inspire you?

    • August Diaries
      07.07.2017 / 5:24 pm

      Thanks! I’m just finishing reading the Bruce Springsteen one right now 🙂

      xx Jill

  6. 07.03.2017 / 7:09 am

    miss you girl! hope you are doing ok. XO!

    • August Diaries
      07.07.2017 / 5:25 pm

      You’re so sweet! Thanks Gina… all good 🙂

      xx Jill

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