In this post I am going to give you some simple strategies for Rising Above the Feeling of Burnout:

You are feeling worn out, jaded as if what is there for you in life?

So let's look at what you can do to rise above this and feel human again:

1. Laughter is a great boost to a tired body as it causes the brain to release endorphins which induce a natural high feeling. Spend time with a friend who makes you laugh; a good movie; sit back and allow the people in your life to entertain you whether that is children, spouse or friends: sit back and allow your children to entertain you (forget any mess and untidiness for a while).

2. Avoid drinking any tea or coffee after meals, as caffeine inhibits the absorption of zinc and iron – both necessary minerals for keeping you well. A glass of orange juice is much better as it supplies vitamin C and increases the amount of iron that your body can absorb from food.

3. Too tired to do any exercise? Although it may take some sort of effort to summon up the energy, exercise will increase your stamina and general feeling of well being. A 20-minute session, three times a week, is ideal and if you join a class you will feel much more motivated: There will also be the benefit of meeting new people. A walk is excellent exercise; a good way to clear the mind, dispelling any tensions and stimulating the circulation. If you have children in any shape or form as your own or relatives, take them to the park. This will be great for all – Fresh Air. When you are feeling fit you are less likely to feel tired.

4. It is important to get out of the house at least once a day. Research shows that our bodies benefit from natural light and you’ll appreciate the change of scene. Spend some time in the garden, or even just walking to the shops. This is especially important during winter, when we tend to stay indoors a lot more.

5. Take a deep breath! Most of the time we don’t use our lungs to their full capacity. Shallow breathing tends to make you feel tired and lethargic; however, a simple deep-breathing exercise can give you an energizing boost. You can do this while you’re walking, lying upright with your back straight. Exhale through your mouth to the count of four and, again, hold for four. Repeat the exercise five to seven times to give yourself a needed lift.

6. It is important to cut down on sugar, soft drinks, cakes, biscuits and other sweet foods. As these add unwanted kilojoules and lead to age-related diseases. Eat healthier alternatives such as wholemeal bread, more fresh fruit and vegetables, and use dried fruit, fresh fruit, nuts and yogurt as between meal snacks. These will provide your body with the necessary fuel to do the things you enjoy.

7. A change is as good as a rest! When you’re feeling jaded, change your routine. Minimise the amount of work, pressure that you have to deal with (only doing the important things). Change your routine somewhat for example a different route to work, school and so on.

8. Eat breakfast. If you’re schedule is very busy there is always fruit and nuts on the way to work, or a smoothie with fruit and yogurt, or fruit and milk. These will help to give you a good start to the day.

9. Body temperature – it is important to keep cool in summer and reasonably warm in winter without being too hot. Ensure rooms are well ventilated and wear several layers of clothes in winter rather than over heating. When your body overheats, you feel lethargic because blood is drawn to the skin instead of carrying oxygen to your muscles, hear and brain

10. Have a Nutritional diet with adequate amounts of Vitamin B and Vitamin C as deficiencies can make you feel listless and tired. You will get this by eating plenty of raw vegetables and salads, wholemeal breads, pastas, rice, protein, yogurt and fresh fruit.

11. If possible take a catnap during the day; 15 minutes can be enough to give you an energy boost.

12. How we think and how we deal with situations plays a very important role to our energy and enjoyment of life. It is important not to waste time about the things for which we have no control and to direct our energies to the things we do have control over which are our thoughts, our feelings, the things we say and do. If you happen to be parents do not assume everyone is doing it better than you, this also is relative to whatever job you may be doing. Praise yourself for the things you do achieve during the day and try to set some time to reflect and plan. It is important to spend time doing the things you enjoy whether that is gardening, fishing, boating, walking, and swimming and so on. Take time to enjoy the small things the birds singing, the sun shining, the falling of rain and the fact you woke to live another day.

Being Able to Respond to Life Positively is just such an Awesome Experience

Author's Bio: 

Julie Doherty is a Fully Accredited Naturopathic & Massage Practitioner with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society Ltd.
Having completed Professional Qualifications in Naturopathic Medicine: Herbal Medicine: Homoeopathic, Nutritional Medicine: Holistic Massage Therapy: Body Work: & Natural Beauty Therapy. This has enabled Julie to follow her dream of supporting people to overcome their health issues & heal their body with the use of a combination of Naturopathic, Herbal, and Homoeopathic & Nutritional Medicines & Therapies to become well without causing further harm or complications
Julie is involved in supporting other health care professionals with treatment protocols for people who are on prescription medication, chemo therapy and other related health care procedures
Julie’s vision and passion has been & still is to assist each person to become well with the least invasive & most effective treatments. Whilst working with likeminded people.
Over the past 25 years, Julie Doherty has successfully treated & assisted people with various areas of ill health and disease from the common cold, skin ailments through to cancer.
Julie’s approach is to enable each person to have the best “Quality of life possible” whilst making your treatments effective, affordable and manageable incorporating these strategies into each person's everyday living. Respecting each person's culture and individual characteristics
Julie is a sought-after public speaker, lecturer & author providing community talks, facilitated & implementing professional related courses.
Julie is a published blogger and author who is recognized for her expert knowledge with Self Growth supporting & providing assistance with healthy life protocols.
Julie has been recognized by the Stanford Who's Who and the Continental Who's who for her dedication and recognition of excellence as a Health Care Practitioner, Executive, Entrepreneur and Professional standards of ethics.
What makes the work of Julie Doherty stand out? The successful testimonials of her clients becoming well both-young and old, from a wide range of disease and signs of ill health: It has been commented about her humanness, her humour, her willingness to reveal so much of herself, her belief and commitment to her industry and clients, and the easy-to-understand style of her communicating and her simplistic way of explaining treatments and programs to become well. Her understanding of the interconnectedness when there is a problem with health and it is out of balance that it is never just one thing, so addressing all related causes of the health problem/problems that she addresses with you.
To complement our healthy treatment programs Julie has formulated a Skin, Hair & Body Care Range that is good for you “Just For You”, not only will it have your skin looking great, healthy & vibrant. Your skin needs to be fed good healthy nutrients the same as your body