We hope your holiday season was filled with celebration, love and joy. But even if it was, post holiday blues and burnout may be paying you a visit about now. Once the excitement and pace of the holiday season has passed, there can be a natural lack of energy and joyful anticipation.
Henry Thoreau tells us, “The life in us is like the water in a river. It rises, even floods, but then it recedes until it finds its true level.”
Our return to our true level may take some time, especially if what we are experiencing is really burn out.
Thrive Global reached out to their contributing community, asking them for signs of burnout. You may find some of them surprising:
Making careless mistakes, feeling you have lost your “voice” in that you have nothing to say or share, feeling like you are always failing, taking everything personally, re-upping a bad habit, being constantly bored, frequent head colds and worse, exhaustion despite regular sleep.
Harvard Health HelpGuide suggests the following ways to deal with burnout:
“Social contact is nature’s antidote to stress…reach out to those closest to you…limit your contact with negative people…connect with a cause…find new friends…even small things like a kind word or friendly smile can make you feel better…set boundaries…take a daily break from technology, nourish your creative side, set aside relaxation time, get plenty of sleep”
Please know we are here to help you get not only plenty of sleep, but sleep that will help you live a long and happy life.
We wish you a joyful and healthy New Year.
Dr. Hilton and staff