• Stephanie Cavoli, LMT

Burn OUT

Updated: May 7, 2019

This past week has been one of the most difficult of my entire life and I am totally burnt out. No matter how much you love your life or your job, sometimes it just happens. I see it every day with my clients and as I begin to actively recover from my burn out, I wanted to share a few tips about what works well for me.

1. Recognize that you are headed towards or feeling burnt out. It is totally okay and should be common for you to stop and check in with your body. What is your body needing? How is it feeling? What about your heart, your mind, what are they needing in the moment right now? How soon can you make that happen? Always take enough time for yourself that you can know you need to take care of yourself before you get to this point.

2. Don't be afraid to ask for help. I know, I know, this is especially hard for those of us who are care takers, but it is imperative that you let others know you need help. Maybe you just need some alone time, a babysitter for a night, a Do Not Disturb sign for your bathroom, perhaps it's time to hire a housekeeper (even if it's just for the next month or two) maybe you need some friend time, or perhaps it's even time to set up an appointment with a counselor. Sometimes you just need a little help, sometimes you need a lot of help. Don't be afraid to let the people you love know what you are needing.