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20 Things To Tell Yourself When You’re Feeling Burnt Out

20 Things To Tell Yourself When You're Feeling Burnt Out

When we do the same thing day after day after day, it can be easy to become a bit burnt out. I try to blog every day. Most of the time it comes as naturally as checking my email or posting to Instagram. Occasionally though, I’ll have moments of burn out and it can be incredibly difficult to create new content with the same positivity and excitement. When this happens, I like to give myself a little pep talk and tell myself things I might’ve forgotten.

20 Things To Tell Yourself When You’re Feeling Burnt Out

  1. Remember why you started.
  2. This is just a small moment in your life and it will pass.
  3. Look for new inspiration to refresh your creativity.
  4. Don’t stress – it will only make things worse.
  5. Be kind to yourself, and don’t push yourself too hard.
  6. Try looking at things from a different perspective.
  7. Step away and allow some time to pass.
  8. It’s okay to not have all of the answers right now.
  9. Everyone goes through periods like this, including those you look up to.
  10. Just like an arrow, it’s often our setbacks that catapult us into our biggest successes.
  11. One of the best cures for burnout is calm and simplicity.
  12. Get back to the basics.
  13. Begin something new that isn’t related to what you’re currently burnt out on.
  14. Change up your everyday routine – that is usually the first place a burn out will strike.
  15. Perhaps all you need is a little bit of rest and relaxation.
  16. Don’t feel discouraged – you’ll come through this.
  17. Count the positives and your accomplishments.
  18. Try creating an action plan for steps you can take to recharge your creative juices.
  19. Talking through your struggles with a friend can be a great way to get yourself out of a rut.
  20. No matter what, remember that what you’re working on is important and that you are doing a phenomenal job.

How do you handle periods of burnout?

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  • Julia

    Out of all of these, to be honest the one that resonates with me the most is still the first one! I’ve been going through a rough time career wise lately so that’s a great one for me to remember.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    May 25, 2018 at 8:35 am Reply
  • Mae Polzine

    Thanks for the advice. Really needed it, going through a little bit of a burnout myself towards work.

    May 25, 2018 at 11:07 am Reply
  • Angela

    Great tips! I find pulling back and taking a break allows me to come back fresher and with a better outlook. It also allows me to think about what I need to change to make things easier.

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

    May 25, 2018 at 11:42 am Reply
  • Holly

    I feel like we all burn out every now and again, but next time I do I will know exactly where to come to perk myself up again. What a lovely collection of motivating things. My personal favourites are 3, 5 and 12 – that’s a classic! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo

    May 25, 2018 at 12:04 pm Reply
  • Erin

    This has been me ALL this month, exam month has been tough, but it finished for me today, so it really is over. SO good!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    May 25, 2018 at 2:45 pm Reply
  • Freya

    Ahhh I absolutely love this post, everything you’ve mentioned is so true and helpful! 💗

    May 25, 2018 at 2:52 pm Reply
  • Ellie

    Looove these tips!! I feel like it can be so hard when you are burnt out to keep going, but these tips are great!!


    Ellie xx

    May 25, 2018 at 3:22 pm Reply
  • Lenne Zulkiflly

    These are great! This post made me smile somehow. I’ll definitely do #14 🙂 xx

    Lenne Zulkiflly Blog

    May 25, 2018 at 4:21 pm Reply
  • Mae Polzine

    Love the advice, really needed to hear a few of those. Dealing with burn out at the moment with my job so this really helps. Thank you!
    ♥ Mae | maepolzine.com

    May 25, 2018 at 4:32 pm Reply
  • Melanie from Toots & Dill Blog

    On this long weekend I am so feeling burnt out! Thank you for the great tips to bounce back! =)

    May 25, 2018 at 11:43 pm Reply
  • Chloe

    Great post! I think in your 20’s its so easy to feel like you’re going nowhere while everyone around you seems to know what they’re doing! These are such good mantras to tell yourself!
    Chloe X http://chloelxuise.com

    May 26, 2018 at 4:26 am Reply
  • Julia

    It’s important to take care of burn outs straight away, and those tips are great! This is such a common feeling, it’s great to address it in a blog post 🙂

    Julia x
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    May 26, 2018 at 11:03 am Reply
  • Danielle Alexa

    This was such a lovely and uplifting blog post, it was ever so lovely to read!

    Danielle xx

    May 26, 2018 at 11:44 am Reply
  • Natalie Redman

    Great list! As always 🙂 Will definitely be saving this for when I get burnt out.

    May 27, 2018 at 12:16 pm Reply
  • lisa

    Thank you. I love point 11. “One of the best cures for burnout is calm and simplicity” I think we can all tend to forget to just keep things simple! x

    May 30, 2018 at 10:08 pm Reply
  • Niamh McDonagh

    I really needed something like this, your blog is definitely my favourite one I read by far x

    May 31, 2018 at 3:01 pm Reply
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