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  1. SamSahana says

    Loved all the points mentioned, especially the one regarding alcohol. In movies, people romanticise the idea of using alcohol to ā€œget back thereā€ which I think is counterproductive. Wonderful post!

  2. Anonymous says

    This is a well-written post! Indeed, recognizing and processing a burnout is tough and these tips do help. Loved to read them šŸ™‚

  3. petespringerauthor says

    I was one of the worst offenders of many of these things when I was working. Powering through might be okay for a short term, but when it comes to the long-term, I wish I would have listened to my body much sooner. I have been taking care of myself the last five years since I retired to focus on my own health. I retired because I saw no other way outā€”one of the best moves of my life. I hope others don’t go down the rabbit hole of endless stress, not eating right, and being too tired to exercise. I’m never going back to my old ways.

    • Shelly DS says

      I am so glad you were able to make those positive changes. I’m sure it wasn’t easy, but well worth it for your overall health! We all need to take a leaf out of your book!

  4. AmethystAP says

    Awesome points. Reading this, I realise that I was experiencing the effects of burnout recently. Now I’m taking the steps to be more mindful of my activities. Selfcare, exercising, eating healthier and overhauling my lifestyle are some of the things I am working on and implementing. Great post.

    • Shelly DS says

      Sometimes we experience burnout without even realising it. I’m glad you acknowledged that you were burning out from reading this post. I hope you start to feel better!

  5. bosssybabe says

    I’ve learned that stress can be the little seed in your spirit that can sprout into a massive tree and affect every facet of your life, most times it’s negatively. It can be the root of your physical and mental ailments so as often as I can, I try to put my selfcare needs top of the priority list. Thanks for the reminder!

    • Shelly DS says

      Oh wow I love this analogy. You’re so right. It can start out small but grow into something we can no longer control. Its about making sure we don’t let it grow!

  6. christcenteredruminations says

    Beautiful post here Friend. Through the hustle and bustle of life and the desire to do everything, we end up wearing ourselves out. For stress, I do a few things. First, start by putting God first, and begin your day with a prayer to God and a heart for God. God is able to orchestrate several things and he can use divine assistance to make our day easier. Second, we need to treat our body like a temple. Energy giving foods are a great resource. Thirdly, we need to take little breaks every now and then to refresh.

    The most important of these is God. When things get tough, we can always reach out to him for help.Ā 
    The Bible says in Philippians 4:6
    “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God”.

    God says in Jeremiah 29:11
    “For I know the plans I have for you,ā€ declares the Lord, ā€œplans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.

    If anyone reading is interested in building a relationship with God, I have a post on that here: https://christcenteredruminations.wordpress.com/2018/08/29/how-to-build-a-relationship-with-god/

    There is much more to know about God. I post frequently on my blog about topics related to God. You are welcome to follow my blog to keep up with my content. See my blog here: https://christcenteredruminations.wordpress.com/

    -All the best. May God bless you.Ā 


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