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11 Empowering Steps to Fight Burnout and Get Unstuck

Burnout sucks and getting stuck in it sucks even more! Fortunately, if you’re committed to self-development and taking care of yourself, it’s possible to fight burnout and get unstuck in 11 empowering steps that will improve your physical health, emotional wellbeing, and creativity. Ready to get started? Read on…

Don’t beat yourself up

You’re not perfect and you never will be. Accepting this fact is the first step to getting unstuck and fighting burnout. Remember that you’re human and that it’s okay to make mistakes. Beating yourself up only makes the situation worse. Remind yourself that it’s ok to take a break, and acknowledge just how much you have already done. It’s ok.


Surround yourself with positive people

When you’re feeling burnt out, it’s important to surround yourself with positive people. These are the people who will lift you up and help you see the light at the end of the tunnel. They’ll also help you get unstuck by offering new perspectives and solutions. So, if you’re feeling burnt out, reach out to your positive friends and family members for support. Unfortunately, not everyone you love will be that positive support you need – in fact, commonly it’s those closest to you that can sometimes be the most exhausting! This is ok, it happens, it just means that you may need to take a step back from those who are draining you, and spend more time with those who uplift you.

Meditate every day

Meditation has been shown to be an effective way to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Taking even just a few minutes out of your day to sit quietly and focus on your breath can make a big difference. If you’re new to meditation, there are plenty of resources available to help you get started. You don’t need to sit in funny poses, or hum tunes – just sitting quietly, deep breathing and letting your mind rest is all it takes. Keep at it, as it will feel strange at first – it gets easier, so be consistent.

Take time off from social media

A break from social media can do wonders for your mental health. It can help you focus on the present moment, connect with nature, and boost your creativity. Plus, it can help reduce anxiety, increase productivity, and improve sleep quality. If you’re feeling burnt out, consider taking a break from social media. Remember, don’t compare your life to someone else’s “highlight reel”… Instagram vs reality is very true!

Go on a digital detox

A digital detox is when you take a break from technology. This can be done in a number of ways, but the most important part is to be intentional about it. For example, you might decide to go on a weekend camping trip where there is no cell service. Or maybe you’ll commit to not using your phone for an hour each day. The key is to find what works for you and stick with it.


Say no when you need to

You can’t do it all, and that’s okay. Learning to say no is an important step in managing your time and energy. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a step back and assess what is really important. Be honest with yourself about what you can handle, and don’t be afraid to delegate or ask for help.


Exercise regularly

A healthy body equals a healthy mind. When you’re feeling burned out, it’s important to take care of yourself physically as well as mentally. Exercise releases endorphins, which have mood-boosting effects. Plus, it reduces stress hormones like cortisol. Just 30 minutes of moderate exercise three to five times a week can make a big difference.


Practice gratitude

Gratitude is one of the quickest and most effective ways to shift your mindset. When you focus on what you’re grateful for, it’s impossible to focus on what’s stressing you out. Gratitude also allows you to see the good in your current situation, which can help you feel more positive and hopeful. Here are seven ways to practice gratitude and fight burnout:

  1. Keep a gratitude journal.
  2. Write a gratitude letter.
  3. Say thank you often.
  4. Express gratitude in difficult times.
  5. Be grateful for your body.
  6. Practice mindful breathing.
  7. Visualize what you’re grateful for.


Believe in your greatness

You are capable of achieving anything you set your mind to. Don’t let anyone or anything tell you otherwise. When you start to doubt yourself, remember all of the times you’ve succeeded in the past. Use those memories as motivation to keep going.



Face it, you need a vacation!

The first step is acknowledging that you need a break. It’s important to listen to your body and mind when they’re telling you that you need some time off. If you’re feeling burnt out, chances are you’re not operating at your full potential.




We all know what it feels like to be stuck. To be in a rut. To feel like we’re just going through the motions day in and day out without any real sense of purpose or meaning. And when we’re in that place, it can be hard to see a way out. But guess what? There is a way out. And it starts with you. Unfortunately the only way through it, is to go through it. There is no getting around the work if you want results – and no-one else can do it for you.

The best part of this though – it means that YOU are in control of the outcome! Nobody else has the control over your life except you – and it doesn’t get more empowering than that, does it?