It's ok if you're feeling burnt out. Same over here 👋 which is why we work on making self-care a priority for our team and our community.
Some tips I can share from the National Institute of Mental Health:
- Try a relaxing activity. Explore relaxation or wellness programs or apps (I love Insight Timer), which may incorporate meditation, muscle relaxation, or breathing exercises. Schedule regular times for these and other healthy activities you enjoy such as journaling.
- Eat healthy, regular meals and stay hydrated. A balanced diet and plenty of water can improve your energy and focus throughout the day. Also, limit caffeinated beverages such as soft drinks or coffee. This is why we carry awesome herbal teas and decaf coffee.
- Practice gratitude. Remind yourself daily of things you are grateful for. Be specific. Write them down at night, or replay them in your mind.
- Stay connected. Reach out to your friends or family members who can provide emotional support and practical help.
- Make sleep a priority. Stick to a schedule, and make sure you’re getting enough sleep. Blue light from devices and screens can make it harder to fall asleep, so reduce blue light exposure from your phone or computer before bedtime. I love having a relaxing bath with a bath bomb or bath salts before bed.
- Get regular exercise. Just 30 minutes of walking every day can help boost your mood and improve your health. Small amounts of exercise add up, so don’t be discouraged if you can’t do 30 minutes at one time.