Anyone who finds themselves being a workaholic, or simply a woman juggling a professional career while running a family–you understand that there are limits to how long you can continue to go-go-go before your body physically or mentally comes to a screeching halt. For those times when you find yourself needing to beat burnout or reenergize here are some helpful solutions:
1. Workout or Take a Walk
Nothing beats stress and gets the juices flowing better than a good workout. Whether your thing is the treadmill, pool, cycling or weightlifting– do it! Exercising is undoubtedly one of the best methods for rejuvenating your mind and body, but it also boost confidence and stimulates thinking.
2. Go to an Art Gallery or Museum
If you thought aquariums were just for kids, think again! Museums such as the aquarium, planetarium or art galleries offers a serene environment where you can take your mind off of your to-do list, and gain an appreciation for the natural things we often take for granted.
3. Listen to Lectures
Grab your ipod and headphones, or crank up your surround sound and listen to your favorite lecture or your most upbeat playlist. Depending on your personal preference: take a seat on the sofa, lay back and relax; yell as loud as possible to get it all out; or get up and shake it loose! After spending 30 minutes or a few hours with some inspirational lectures, you’ll be ready to get back to work.
The best natural solution to reenergize is to get some sleep. If you find yourself never getting the recommended 6-7 hours of sleep at night, make it a point to spend some extra time in bed over the weekend. Or plan to get to bed earlier than your usual time, but only after a warm, relaxing bath with scented candles and Calgon.
5. Hit the Spa
Schedule a spa date with a few friends or treat yourself to a facial or massage. The tension in your body generally builds up around the neck and shoulders, and sometimes it takes a professional to help work out the kinks. Daily deal websites offer cost effective options for 30-60 minute massages, or make an appointment at a location that you’re most comfortable with.