Your Guilt-Free Guide to Taking a Mental Health Day

When stress gets the best of you, don’t think twice about taking a personal day. Learn how to take a successful mental health day that leaves your brain actually feeling better. Just because you’re not coughing up phlegm or in bed with a fever doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a day off. No, that doesn’t[…]

Burnt Out on Burnout: How to Cultivate a New Outlook on Stress for 2022

As we approach the two-year mark of the global pandemic and the new Omicron variant continues to sweep the country, many of us are experiencing more burnout than ever. Never mind that it’s also wintertime in January, when the bitter temperatures and lack of sunshine inevitably cast a veil of doom and gloom. We’re burnt out on being burnt out.[…]

How to Improve Your Work-Life Balance

Feeling overworked? You are not alone. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2020 Better Life Index found that the U.S. ranks 30th out of 40 countries in terms of time devoted to leisure and personal care. With fewer Americans commuting to workplaces during the coronavirus pandemic, many are using that time to work even more, leading some[…]

When and How to Take a Mental Health Day

Sometimes taking a mental health day—a day off that’s specifically geared toward stress relief and burnout prevention—is the best thing you can do for yourself. While one day might not solve heavy underlying problems that lead to burnout, a mental health day can provide a much-needed break to pause, regroup, and come back with greater[…]

How to Tell You Have Reached the Point of Burnout

When stress is left unmanaged, it can lead to burnout. Here’s how to recognize if you’re starting to get burned out and what you can do about it.   If you are experiencing high amounts of stress in your lifestyle, it’s important to maintain an awareness that burnout could potentially be looming in the future if you don’t take[…]

Build Relaxation Into Your Life

Stave Off Burnout And Relax On A Regular Basis   We all need to take breaks now and then.  Sadly, many of us don’t give ourselves any downtime until we’re stressed enough that we need it.  Sometimes this is because we have so much to do that we have difficulty finding down time.  Sometimes we just don’t realize how[…]

How to Give to Others without Burning Out

Research suggests that self-care can reduce stress and exhaustion—if we know how to practice it.   In our over-stressed world, many health care providers, social workers, and caregivers are suffering from slow yet painful burnout. Many of the rest of us, working long hours and raising families, seem to be approaching burnout, too. Sometimes we[…]