End of year burnout is a real thing. As we’re on the home stretch to the summer holidays, work pressure is high, social calendars are full and we’re all…tired!
The Christmas period is loads of fun, but there is also a lot of pressure mentally, physically and financially.. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when it feels like there’s a lot to do and not a lot of days left for the doing.
Here are our team’s top tips for avoiding pre-Christmas burnout in the last weeks of the working year:
⭐ Prioritise and manage expectations – we can’t do it all and that’s ok. Think about the top 3 things you can achieve in the remainder of the year and make these your focus. The rest is 2023’s problem.
⭐ Everything in moderation – we know it’s pretty easy to overindulge but that sluggish feeling plays its part on mental fatigue, adding to those feelings of overwhelm the next day.
⭐ Listen to your body – slow down early if you need to! Annual leave is there to be used.
⭐ Financial advice is available if you want to seek professional tips – check if your employer has an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). These services usually offer advice on budgeting and spending.
⭐ Connect with nature wherever possible – nature has been proven to improve your mood and reduce your cortisol levels. A lunch time walk can do a world of good!
⭐ Employers, if you can visibly see someone is tired, ask how you can help – sometimes asking rather than devising a plan will have a better impact.
Look after yourselves this Christmas!
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