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3 Healing Reminders that can Burn-Down your Burnout

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UCSB chapter.
There is no need to complete everything immediately

Do you frequently stress out about how much work you have on your google calendar, yet there is not enough time? Then, begin scribbling down your responsibilities in a small journal. That way, you can scan through and distinguish what your primary commitments are and what aren’t. Afterward, set aside the non-urgent jobs, and concentrate on what you prioritized. With this simple act, you just shortened your to-do list and boosted productivity.

Set up boundaries between personal life and work

Once you click submit your paper or return home from work, detach yourself from work. Like a light switch, turn it off. When I come home, I put my phone on “Do Not Disturb Mode” to keep me away from constantly checking my phone for any emails. With my phone aside, I cuddle up on the couch with my favorite snack, turn on Netflix, and relax without any rush. Well, if you are the type who feels guilty doing nothing, I recommend you cook yourself a delicious meal, go out for a walk singing to your favorite album, or talk to your friends. Stay within your “home” boundaries, plus appreciate the moment!

You don’t have to feel sorry doing things for yourself. Self-Care doesn’t necessarily indicate being selfish

You are the one to decide on your life. Keep your ears open to listen to your will and instinct. Go to sleep, spend some dollars on a fancy meal, and take a bath beside luxuriously lit candles. From today on, stop apologizing for placing yourself over others; instead, thank more and cherish the time you spend caring for yourself. Before you leave, ask yourself “what is most important to me at this moment?” 

Studying Communication at UC Santa Barbara.
 University of California, Santa Barbara chapter of Her Campus