When you’re feeling burned out, it’s easy to think that there’s nothing that could make you feel better. But with a few days off from work and a little bit of dedication to taking care of yourself, you can start to mitigate those feelings of burnout. Here are a few ways to treat yourself if you’ve been feeling burned out lately.
Book a Massage
It’s actually amazing just how much stress our bodies can hold. You might not even be aware that you’re holding stress in your body until you take steps to really and truly relax. That’s where a massage comes in. If you’re feeling physically exhausted by your work and other responsibilities, a deep tissue massage might be the perfect remedy for you. A massage session can last anywhere from 15 to 90 minutes depending on what type of massage you’re getting and how much time you have for your session. If you’re going for something like a Swedish massage, you might want a shorter time. But a deep tissue massage tackles all of those places that you might not be thinking about and could take a little bit longer. When in doubt, treat yourself to a longer session no matter what type of massage you’re getting. You’ll thank yourself later!
Invest in Regular Facial Treatments
Stress has an awful way of affecting your physical health, which includes your skin! If you have oily skin, you’re probably already familiar with clogged pores and the problems they can cause. If not, it’s important to understand the relationship between stress and skin problems. When we’re stressed, our bodies produce a hormone called corticotrophin-releasing hormone. Unfortunately, this hormone can bind to sebaceous glands in the skin and contribute to excess oil production, which in turn can lead to clogged pores and acne flare-ups. If you’re experiencing these negative skin side effects of stress, it’s time to see your esthetician. Most estheticians recommend receiving a facial at least once a month for best results, but you’d be amazed at what just a single session can do for your confidence.
Buy a Gift For Yourself
If all else fails and you’re just looking for a way to make yourself feel a little bit better, it never hurts to treat yourself to something nice! Even though 37% of flowers are purchased for holidays as gifts, there’s nothing wrong with buying a nice bouquet for yourself every once in a while. You don’t have to stop at flowers, either. If a nice meal is something that brings you joy or you’ve been using the same broken bottle opener and a replacement is something that would make your life easier, go for it! Retail therapy has its boons, and there’s no shame in purchasing a gift for yourself that makes your life easier or that makes you feel better.
Suffering from burnout is never fun. The most important thing to remember is that it’s possible to recover and get back to feeling like yourself again. If you’re feeling stressed or burned out, treat yourself to one of these activities!