How to make myself overrule my brain and body burning out? burnout?
September 2, 2011 4:53 PM Subscribe
Feeling burnt out recently, but cannot go on a vacation or anything right now. How do I deal with this without stepping off the hamster wheel? I do have the Labor Day weekend off.
posted by greatalleycat to health & fitness (14 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I work quite a few hours a week (small newspaper, family business) around 50 on average and am not going on a real vacation until the winter for a ski trip. I feel my body and sometimes my brain are shutting down on me, especially since it's fall allergy season now, which makes me tired. This affects my job, since I often work over 10-hour days and includes a lot of editing and formatting copy (reader and reporter submissions).
I have started going to exercise classes a couple times a week, but I mostly end up going home and vegging out on Internet when I get home late. This delays me going to sleep sometimes, keeping the cycle going. By Friday, I am barely able to get out of bed and I have to write stories occasionally on the weekend to keep up with deadline. Any tips on how to keep my burnout, health and sanity at bay when I still have to come into work? The last few days it's been hard, since I feel so tense since if I know if I stopped and relaxed, I would fall off the wheel and no longer want to work.