How to Kick Burnout to the Curb

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In a recent Idem Spark survey, nearly 82% percent of participants scored high risk on a burnout assessment quiz. Yes, you read that right—82%!

Spanning multiple sectors from financial services to healthcare, these leaders are solving all the world’s problems. Yet when asked to self-assess before understanding the signs and symptoms of burnout, many folks underestimate their own potential risks.

In this era of non-stop work, round-the-clock emailing, social media for days, and texts at all hours, it’s understandable that burnout is at an all-time high. And especially understandable for B2B business owners and corporate side hustlers! Instead of unplugging and disconnecting, people are always on—and always stressed.

Learn to take care of yourself and feel your best, no matter what you’ve got going on. Get our insider tips to help stop burnout before it happens.

Sweat Out Your Stress 

When it comes to working off stress, there’s no better answer than hitting the gym. Half an hour on the treadmill or a pumped-up spin class will help you unwind and work off excess energy. When you exercise, you can turn your brain off and let your body do the talking!

Getting away from the screen and taking your mind off of work can help you return to your desk refreshed and ready to tackle anything! That’s especially true for business owners building their biz or corporate side hustlers burning the midnight oil.

Get Your Beauty Sleep

When you’re tired, everything feels more stressful, and that stress can lead to trouble sleeping. See the vicious cycle? Instead of falling victim to too little shut-eye and four coffees a day, do your best to prioritize your sleep. Whether you’re an executive leader or a B2B biz owner, sleep should be a priority to keep you at the top of your game!

Getting at least eight hours of sleep per night will leave you feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, and recharged to help you find that balance you’ve been missing.

Know Your Numbers

When was the last time you had a physical exam, scheduled your annual pap smear, or checked in with your doctor? It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the busyness of life and put off routine medical appointments and diagnostic exams that we need to keep our health on track. If you’ve been feeling low energy, knowing your numbers is the first line of defense. 

There are a variety of potential culprits that can dim your sparkle and dull your swagger. Your body often holds the clues to how to begin the path to healing. You may have changing hormone levels to nutrient deficiencies to underlying medical conditions. Whatever it may be, listen to the signs so you can get the proper support you need to recalibrate and stop burnout in its tracks.

Say “No” to Social Media

When we’re tired and worn down, laying in bed and scrolling through Instagram becomes a favorite pastime. But instead of falling down that social media rabbit hole, try to stay offline and in the present. Social media traps you in a comparison game that won’t help you anytime, let alone when you’re already stressed to the max. What do to instead of more screen time? Try an offline hobby like reading a book or watching a movie to get the distraction you need, without the strings attached.

Ask for Help When You Need It

When you’re feeling underwater, it can be easy to cut ties and try to figure things out on your own. But that’s the exact OPPOSITE of what you should do! Instead of bearing the burden all on your own, use your network to have your back.

Whether that’s talking to trusted friends, family, or colleagues about how you’re feeling or finding a professional, get the help you need lessen to some of your worries and lighten your load! 

For B2B business owners and corporate side hustlers, Idem Spark has the perfect network: The Swagger Spot! This exclusive online community is filled with like-minded biz owners who are looking to slay the B2B game. From Qs about leveling up processes and pitches to refining their overall approach, nothing is off-limits in our group! Ask your most pressing questions, get advice on your particular situations, and learn from your peers as they strive to achieve their ultimate goals!

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