Targets and goals! As soon as we start a career in the corporate world, each one of us start planning our future targets and goals for our lives. And once you have a target set, we start running towards it with all our might and strength. After all, achieving targets is a step towards your success. But, while we are busy focusing on our goals, there are also people who look exhausted, lethargic or lazy with no aim or goal for their life. Well, in reality they are physically and mentally exhausted from the work and the surroundings. They are suffering from a condition called as Burnout that has been recently declared as a severe disease by the World Health Organization (WHO). People suffering from burnout harbor negative feelings such as cynicism towards their work and fail to perform despite their admirable abilities. Burnout is a disease in context to the occupational world and its surprisingly pleasant to see the world accept such conditions as a disease and take steps towards treating them. Apart from burnout, there are is a list of many more mental conditions that have been enlisted by WHO which will be further implemented from January 2022.
Here is a brief about Burnout, enlightening you with the basic information about the disease.
REST YOUR MIND AND BODY
The best way to rest is to sleep it off! Right?? Well, wrong actually! Resting your mind and your body means, giving your mind and body, pleasurable activities that are not a challenge. Going on a walk or playing your favorite sport, will help you to openly think about your problems and also find a good solution for them. So next time you are tired or exhausted, don’t just sleep it off!
PRIORITIZE YOUR REST AND RELAXING HABITS
Restful practices are an important part of our lives and we need to incorporate them rightly into our daily schedules. At times, our brain needs some easy activities to ease off the worries and relax a little bit. Maintaining a stable mental health is extremely important and a lot of companies from across the world are now understanding the importance of it and can be seen encouraging such restful practices. So, fit into your daily schedule, any such practice that relaxes your mind and body both.
SEEK BALANCE BETWEEN WORK AND REST
Stealing hours from our resting time seems to be the easiest way to finish our important tasks. Also, a lot of people prefer to go to sleep only when the work at hand is done which means lesser resting hours. In a more direct answer, it means we don’t prioritize our resting time. According to studies, balancing our work and rest gives us the most productive life. Consider rest as an important part of your life just like your work and you will see the benefits at work and in your personal life. The key to a happy life is the right balance between work and rest.
INDULGE IN BOTH – ACTIVE AND PASSIVE RESTING
Active rest means indulging yourself into any of your favorite activities apart from sleeping such as swimming, exercising, walking, etc. On the contrary, passive rest means resting but not sleeping. They are activities that help you unwind, de-stress and heal your mind. these activities include, massage sessions, warm showers, suana bath, meditation, and more. Make sure you add both active and passive rest into your daily schedules to keep the positive energy flow through your body.
With this said, you should plan a perfectly balanced schedule to keep yourself at bay from burnout. Enjoy restful practices just as much as you enjoy your work to keep your life happy and stress free!