Unfortunately, more and more common and also more and more among young adults, burnout is a reflection of a society focused on performance, performance and perfectionism. You feel exhausted?
Here are some symptoms of exhaustion:
- Difficult concentration
- Increased need for sleep or difficulty falling asleep
- Sugar cravings
- Loss of motivation
- Weight gain
- Memory loss
- Quick exhaustion
- Decreased libido
- Low pressure
- Weakened immune system
If you experience several of these, or it affects a loved one, it would be wise to read on.…
Etiology of exhaustion
The nervous system keeps the body on high alert by raising the levels of stress hormones in people who perceive that they are not really in control of things that are essential to them. Hormones work throughout the body. As long as they don't regain control of the situation or let go, the hormones will affect her body. Difficult sleep, weakened immune system, tight muscles, altered blood pressure, affected digestive system, problems with concentration and memory, mood swings, chronic fatigue.
Burnout can therefore be physical, mental and emotional.
How to get over it:
The number one step in getting over it is, on the one hand, to become aware of it. Sometimes you have to move away from the tree to better visualize the forest.
Exhaustion can easily lead to depression or even major depression. Getting started is crucial. And recovering adequately from exhaustion requires a review of lifestyle.
Recognizing the symptoms that surround it offers a better perspective of the real needs.⠀⠀
- Sleep (Quality & quantity): Get enough and good sleep A good quality of sleep without awakenings or insomnia, as well as a sufficient number of hours (on average 7 hours per night), are important for a good recovery. If your quality of sleep is not adequate, there are natural products that can help you maximize it. (See: The collection Sleep supplements. Maybe you just missmagnesium, or a little bit ofL-theanine, ofAshwagandha orOptisom would help optimal sleep)
- Food (managing blood sugar and nutrient abundance): Often, we think we are eating well. And when we ask a professional to evaluate our diet, we realize that the amount of carbohydrates consumed is far too high for our needs, and low in nutrients. The body needs the right nutrients to function. Eating a balanced diet (that is, with lots of vegetables, and good protein) will give the body the energy it needs to function well without getting too tired.⠀⠀⠀
- Physical activity (too little or too intense): Everything is still in balance. Too little physical activity = the body needs it to stay healthy, and to help the production of hormones like dopamine and endorphins! (See article:Fight depression, anxiety and stress through sport?) And too much training = the body cannot recover (See article:Performers and recoveryon). It is important to give it breaks.
- Social life (crucial to mental health): Yes, social life is crucial for mental health. A bit on a hiatus since the start of the pandemic, one day we will return to this much desired social life.
- Mindset (positivism, practice of letting go, self-esteem) It is important to work on your positivism and on your self-esteem, to let go 𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐀𝐋𝐄𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓, to 𝐂𝐄𝐒𝐒𝐄𝐑 be in the performance and start 𝐑𝐄𝐂𝐔𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐄𝐑. Promote relaxation through walking, hot baths, reading, meditation.n.
- 𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐒 (By far the most important, stress management is crucial to health) Bad stress damages physical and mental health. Try to minimize stressors, or how we perceive them, and make sure you have the right tools to deal with stress.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌟 Slowing down, taking time for yourself, accepting to say NO and taking vacations every 6 months reduce the risk of burnout.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To help you, do not hesitate to use health professionals:⠀
- Doctor if you are no longer able to carry out your daily tasks
- Naturopath to optimize lifestyle habits and ensure an adequate supply of nutrients
- Osteopath to relieve tension and relax the nervous system
- Acupuncturist to balance energy and nourish certain meridians (often the spleen and liver)
- Massage therapist to relieve physical tension
- Psychologist to release mental tensions
- Life coach (under referencing) to change the patterns that wear you out
- Lafleur, J. Ph. D, Work and Health, Vol 25 No 9, March 2009, revised February 2017
Article written by Émilie Riendeau
Naturopath, B. Sc, ND, K. In
Émilie Riendeau can be reached on her social networks: Instagram or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org