Avoid Burnouts

Hi, I’m Dr. Joanne Wu and I am here to inspire movement in your healthful living, starting right at work.

We all can feel like we are in a rut sometimes and it is not simply a sign of job dissatisfaction or a need for vacation. We all have responsibilities but burnout is reached when those consistent stressors have taken a physical toll on our wellbeing. Poor sleep, poor attitude, poor job performance are all early signs.

Today, we will review three simple ways to avoid burnout and get the pep back in our step

1.)   Readjust our expectations

At the end of the day, tell yourself whatever is done is done. Learn to say no and quit comparing yourself. Turn off the computer at the end of the day and before you leave, close your eyes, take breath to reset and say to yourself  “I’m done, I’m good, and tomorrow is another day.”  Manage up the stressful emotions. You are in control.

 2.)   Exercise

The end of the day often brings fatigue. Exercise drops cortisol levels and can reduce stress. Just 20minutes of light exercise including a simple walk to your car can help reset your mood. So go ahead, park further from your car so you can let your mind drift towards yourself once again. You are worth it!

3.)   Connect with Friends and Family

Love is a great healing power. Don’t have time to meet up with others? Make a couple of calls on your Bluetooth on your way to the car or in the car. Don’t vent about your day, just tell them you are thinking of them and let go. You are more than your job.  Your friends and family are great reminders.

Thank you for joining me today to help you find wellness in your life!

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