This blog shares 3 tips on how to cope with burnout from work. Experiencing burnout can be so draining. You have no motivation to do anything, and may even find no purpose in it. Regardless if you are happy with your job, sometimes you have days where you just feel defeated.


You can experience burnout for a variety of reasons. There could be issues with boundaries, such as your availability or workload. Maybe there are stressors outside of work that continue to affect you on the job. This includes mental health issues, relationship issues, and more. 


The harder you push yourself through these times, the greater chance you’ll crash and burn. Prioritizing rest is essential to helping you get your energy back up. Allow yourself to take breaks and check in with yourself.


3 tips to cope include: 1) Take time to yourself every now and then. 2) Set time aside daily for relaxation or stress relief. 3) Seek out support. Individual therapy in Simi Valley, CA helps you find ways to cope and manage stress on a daily basis. Make sure to read our blog on Why Start Therapy?


How to Cope with Burnout from Work: Take time to yourself every now and then

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Let me emphasize the every now and then. Taking time off from work is a luxury, and can’t usually happen unless in the case of illness or an emergency. It’s also not always an option if you work with a small team or have deadlines for workloads.


However, when you can manage to reserve a day for mental health, take it. Understand what your time off policy is, whether it’s paid or unpaid, and other rules around it. It’s okay to take a day to rest, recharge, and tend to yourself.


If you don’t set aside time to yourself, your body may choose to do so at inconvenient times. You may feel so fed up and burnt out, that you can’t bring yourself to attend to anything. This may disrupt your work flow or cause issues with the job itself.


Therefore, plan to take time off in advance. This way, you can plan appropriately and really enjoy the time to do something that makes you feel happy or calm. Individual counseling in Simi Valley helps you work on setting boundaries at work, and with yourself. Make sure to read our blog on How to Navigate Conflict in the Workplace.


How to Cope with Burnout from Work: Set time aside daily for relaxation or stress relief

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Finding activities, hobbies, or interests that bring relaxation or stress relief is key. Just make sure that they are not helping you avoid the stress or difficult feelings that come with it. Rather, they should help you in processing it or coping with it in healthy ways. 


The time you set aside for yourself doesn’t have to be for hours long. You may only have 15 minutes of free time in between your daily schedule. This is especially true if you are raising children, own pets, take care of family members, or have numerous jobs. 


Designate even a small amount of time for relaxation or stress relief. If you can set aside more time, and incorporate different activities, that’s great as well. This can look like taking 5 minutes to practice deep breathing or meditating. 


Perhaps you enjoy being active before or after work, and go on runs, walks, or hikes. You may exercise, rock climb, skateboard, surf, and more. Or, you want to simply listen to your favorite music and tune into that.


Whatever it may be, prioritize scheduling that in for yourself. You deserve it! Individual therapy helps you understand what methods of relaxation or stress relief work best for you. Check out our blog on 4 Self Care Tips for Busy People!


How to Cope with Burnout from Work: Seek out support 

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Seeking out support is crucial to cope with burnout. You may find support in friends, family, partners, and other coworkers. However, if you  find yourself continuously talking about the same issues with no resolution, it may be time to seek professional help.


Sometimes, the stress of it all can be too much to carry. It could be that you do not have a strong support system, and oftentimes deal with this alone. This makes you feel even more stuck and helpless.


Experiencing burnout from work is very common. Especially if there are other things going on in your life, it just feels like work cannot have your full attention. There is nothing wrong with feeling burnt out from work. You may feel guilty, ashamed, or that you’re being ungrateful.


Working with a mental health professional can truly make a difference for you. You can have a non-judgmental space full of compassion and validation. Your therapist will help you: identify issues, come up with resolutions, develop coping strategies, and create action plans. 


You don’t have to struggle with feeling burnt out from work any longer. Call us today for a free consultation on how you can get started in individual counseling in Simi Valley, CA!


In-person therapy in Simi Valley is ideal for those seeking a separate, safe space from their home. Check out our blog on Online Therapy or In Office Therapy to understand what format is best for you. Another great blog to read is ours on if you need Therapy or Medication to address your issues.


By seeking out support, you can begin your journey to feeling relief. You don’t have to go through finding the right level of support alone, either. 


Consider calling our therapy group at (805) 774-1506 for a free consultation on how you or a loved one can get started today!


Seek out a validating, safe environment with us today. We will help you get to where you want to be. Our therapists provide trauma therapy, teen therapy, individual adult therapy, LGBTQIA+ therapy, anxiety therapy, depression therapy, family therapy, and more in-office in Simi Valley, CA.


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