3 things to do if you feel you’re heading for burnout.
If you’re driving along the highway and notice your petrol tank is heading to empty, you wouldn’t hesitate to pull over at the nearest gas station and fill up would you? Also you’d take note of when your car is due for service or tune up. Naturally, if you choose not to, the car stops.
Our body works the same way.
Although, we take much longer to recognise ‘empty tank syndrome’. We keep pushing until our body decides, without the mind’s consent, to simply break down.
Are you leaning toward Empty, somewhere in between or luckily enough to be experiencing Full Tank Vitality?
Here’s 3 key things to do to move yourself from empty tank syndrome to full tank vitality:
- Take time away – remove yourself from the stress. Make it a trip to the beach and walk along the sand or walk in a garden. Studies show the moment you take the time away from the pressure cooker environment your nervous system calms. It’s why we need to take vacations. Taking a day, weekend, a week or a few weeks to another location to destress is critical.
- Start taking the crap out of your diet and bring colours of plant food in. If you’re overindulging in carbohydrate laden snack foods, sugar and alcohol you’re damaging your gut. Bring veges, essential fatty acids, fibre and micro nutrients into your body. Stress begins in the gut, shoots up to the brain and eventually envelopes the whole mind, body connection.
- Move gently. If your immune system is compromised, or your nervous system is on high alert, high level exercise can make you feel worse. Start with gentle stretches, walking, dance to your favourite movement or head to a restorative yoga class.
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