With all of the unique stresses and pressures of the past two years, it’s hardly surprising that so many people aren’t feeling their best mentally or physically. Whether you’ve been working from home or going into your workplace, the demands of navigating job responsibilities on top of life’s challenges through a stressful time have led many people to experience work burnout. In fact, women in particular are feeling especially burnt out even more so in 2021 than ever before. According to the annual Women in the Workplace report from McKinsey & Co. and LeanIn.Org, 42% of women feel burnt out often or almost everyday throughout 2021.
Fortunately, there are ways to overcome work burnout, and Equilibria’s CBD can be an integral part of your strategy.
Overcome work burnout with CBD
What is burnout?
Burnout is the result of unmanaged work-related stress, and it can affect your mental, physical, and emotional health. Work burnout can result from many different stressors, including a feeling of lack of control, workplace dysfunction, disproportionate work/life balance, and much more. It can result in physical and mental exhaustion, and a variety of symptoms that can negatively affect your life even outside of work.
How do you know if you’re experiencing burnout?
Work burnout manifests differently for every person. However, there are a number of indications that can help you figure out whether you’re under short-term stress or experiencing work burnout. Some of those indications include:
Cynicism regarding work
Quick to irritate or anger
Lack of motivation for or satisfaction from work
Impatience with coworkers or clients
Feeling exhausted, regardless of sleep
Unexplained physical ailments
Excessive feelings of stress
Burnout doesn’t look the same from person to person. Everyone is affected by burnout differently, and there’s no single way to prevent or manage burnout that works for everyone. If you find yourself with any of the above symptoms, you’re likely experiencing work burnout.
What can help you overcome work burnout?
Once you’ve realized you have burnout, you can begin to work on overcoming it. There are a number of different ways to manage what you’re experiencing. Some may work better for you than others. Some ways to help include:
Changing up your situation. Sometimes, the best way to overcome burnout is to change the factors that brought it on in the first place. This can be anything from discussing the challenges you’re having with your supervisor all the way to starting to look to change jobs or careers.
Using your “off” time to truly switch off. It’s difficult, especially if you’re working from home, to draw clear work/life boundaries. Consider establishing a routine after work that clearly delineates between “work hours” and “home hours,” and don’t be tempted to let work tasks bleed into your non-working hours, even if you’re only steps from your desk at all times.
Incorporating mindful movement into your day. Activities such as yoga, stretching, or light exercise are helpful for staying aware of your body and giving your mind some time to focus only on yourself and how you’re feeling.
How can you overcome work burnout with CBD?
A great step to take toward overcoming work burnout is with Equilibria’s full-spectrum, hand-harvested CBD. We offer a variety of options to incorporate CBD and its support into your routine to restore balance during stressful times.
Our Calm+ Bundle contains essentials to help you maintain centeredness and calm in times of heightened stress. Daily Drops offer fast-acting relief, while Daily Softgels provide extended support. And in times of overwhelm, our Rapid Calming Melts are a discreet, as-needed option for immediate support when tension is high.
Need a little time to yourself? A long, comforting soak in the tub enhanced with our Mindful Mineral Soak will help you achieve a deep sense of relaxation. With Mediterranean and Dead Sea salts, an aromatic oil blend, and our full-spectrum CBD, Mindful Mineral Soak can help turn bath time into renewal time.
Many of our members use Daily Drops before bedtime to help maintain a restful and restorative sleep cycle, and to promote feelings of relaxation at the end of a busy, stressful day. Consult with your Dosage Specialist to personalize your daily routine to get the most out of your daily dose.
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