Monday, 27 January 2014

Feeling Burned Out? Why Don't You...

When you're busy all the time, caring for a family, having a social life, working on a business and doing the 9 to 5, it can be hard to remember to take care of yourself. But when you're this busy is exactly when you need it most.

So why don't you...

Take a day off. We know how hard it can be to cancel plans, call in sick and delegate cooking and cleaning to someone else, but just for today, try it. Spend all morning in bed, go to a movie, give your credit card a bit of a workout at that great new sale. Whatever it is, take some time just for you.

Make some tea. It's like a vacation in a cup!

Curl up with a good book. Get away from it all without leaving your couch! We recommend these books.

Go on an adventure. A change of pace can make all the difference! Do something you've never done before (whether it's tame or a little bit crazy). Taste sashimi. Wear thigh high boots. Go skydiving. A little something different can jolt you out of the slump you're in. And who knows? You might discover your new favourite thing!

Subscribe to a new magazine. Lin loves Law of Attraction and Live Happy. Becca's fave magazines are Bust and Shameless. Try reading something different for a little inspiration.

Pay it forward. Buy a stranger a cup of coffee, volunteer at an organization you care about or send fun snail mail or an e-card to a friend who lives far away.

Your turn: How do you cope with emotional exhaustion?

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