How to deal with burnouts when supporting a cause

First of all, let me say burnouts are completely normal and happen to most – if not all – of us. They don’t mean that you’re unproductive or useless. So.. what is a burnout and how can we
deal with one?
A burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. And judging by what has been happening around us lately burnout can definitely happen to you.
So.. how do we overcome one?

  1. Stay away from whatever’s stressing you out.
    The most obvious answer, staying away from social media and any other place you get your news from can help you calm down and
    regain your energy. While some people may feel like they can’t take a break as time will be lost, it may actually help them be more productive in fighting in the long run. So, take some time to relax. Read a book, light some candles, do whatever helps you cope!
  2. Talk It Out
    Whether you decide to go to a therapy session or have a heart-to-heart conversation with a friend, talking about your stress and what’s draining you can help you feel relieved. You may feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders.
    3.Do something else
    instead of refreshing your social media account every few seconds, do something for yourself. Whether it be taking yoga classes or baking for fun, doing something for yourself is a way to be productive and also relax.
  3. Watch Your Sleeping/Eating Habits and how you react to news
    Our sleeping and eating habits play a big role in our hormones and emotions. Most of us resort to binge eating whenever we feel something is going wrong, but junk food can actually make us feel worse – so can a bad sleep schedule. Try going to sleep earlier, or eating something healthy & regarding the news you consume listen to your body and accept what it needs to cope whether it’s by speeding news reports or by skipping it altogether

We all experience burnouts at one point or another in our lives, don’t be ashamed to turn for help. Don’t feel like you’re “useless” for taking a break or putting your health first. Know that your health is more important than anything else you could possibly be doing, the cause is alive by its supporters.

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