The busy holiday season is upon us and the team at Mount Pleasant Spine Center wants to make sure you are ready to enjoy it! Below are some common signs and symptoms of burnout and how best to combat it.
You know you are probably experiencing burn-out if you’re constantly tired, life is just “too hard,” and your fatigue prevents you from enjoying time with friends and family. You are probably experiencing burn-out if you heave a heavy sigh and wonder if whatever it is that you’re doing is really worth the effort with even the simplest of tasks.
What are some of the other symptoms of burn out? You might experience:
-Physical and emotional exhaustion
-Lowered immune system response, turning into frequent bouts of illness
-Apathy or lack of excitement about previously enjoyed activities
What can you do to recover from burnout? Slow down and take some time for yourself to rest, relax and reflect. Let go of unnecessary commitments that are a burden. Although it can feel difficult during the busy holiday season you do not need to say yes to everything that is asked of you- take the time you need to enjoy those people and activities that are a priority to you. Lean on loved ones or professionals for the emotional support you need.
Remember that burnout is usually triggered by over-activity, increased stress hormones and the lack of ability for your system to successfully managed stress. Along with making sure you are getting proper nutrition and hydration, regular exercise and adequate sleep one of the best ways to help your body better accommodate stress is to obtain regular chiropractic care. For any questions or if you would like to make an appointment at our Mount Pleasant Chiropractic office please call 843-416-8012.