More clients are telling us they are experiencing burnout, and the data supports that, too. Over 30% of Americans have experienced high levels of anxiety at some point during the pandemic. And almost one in five Americans say they have a physical reaction when they think about the pandemic. Seventy percent of Americans have said that the economy is now a significant source of stress, according to the American Psychological Association. Our team came together to problem solve how we can advise clients who show signs of burnout. Here are those tips:
1. Paige Glendinning: “Exercise”
Exercise strengthens your ability to tolerate and cope with stress. Position it at the beginning of the day and your attitude will start high. Schedule it at the end of the day for tension release. Restorative yoga at the end of the day, even 20 minutes, will help you sleep better.
2. Stephanie Bickel: “Delegate, delegate, and accept that there will be chaos”
Work is always going to be chaotic. Do not expect it to be clean and tidy. Your communication can be clean and tidy. Ask yourself what can you delegate now that you will thank yourself for in the future.
3. Michelle Batko: “Allow yourself periodic movement breaks”
Try to stand between every meeting. Drinking lots of water will also naturally remind you to move. If you are at home, plank, squat, or do a chair sit for a minute. Even 5 minutes of movement is reinvigorating.
4. Anu Bhatt: “Get fresh air”
We are missing a connection to nature. Get your eyes a break from the screens. The fresh air in your lungs will make you more alert and give you more energy.
5. Regina Leslie: “Do a centering exercise”
Move throughout your body from top to bottom with your mind and release the muscles. Use your exhale to release the tension. Focus on the jaw, forehead, neck, shoulder, and abdomen the most.
6. Adriana Talhari: “Put your phone on airplane mode to increase productivity”