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Beat the Summer Burnout: 5 Steps to Regain Balance and Enjoy a Fulfilling Summer

By Lucy Collins from Grounded Choice Hypnotherapy.

With the summer season now in full swing, the feelings of excitement and relief are in the air; we have made it to the brighter, sunnier, lighter season! However, it is not uncommon to experience feelings of burnout in the business and flow of it all.

So how do we find balance in the summer whilst staying present and enjoying it all? Could we give ourselves permission to slow down and enjoy the ease and flow of the summer as well as the excitement and festivities?

Fear not! In this blog post, I'll explore five signs that indicate that you may be facing summer burnout and provide you with five actionable steps to regain that balance within yourself.

Sign: Fatigue and lack of energy: Feeling constantly tired and drained, even after a good night's sleep, is a good indication of overdoing it. The heat of the sun and packed schedules can take a toll on your energy levels.

Actionable Step: Prioritize rest and relaxation. Carve out time for rest and rejuvenation. Practice self-care activities like meditation, gardening, doing something creative or simply indulge in activities that bring you joy and recharge your batteries. It is vital to recharge when we are being more extroverted than usual.

Sign: Social saturation. Spending more time with friends and family, and especially meeting new people can feel overwhelming and can lead to us feeling totally socially saturated! Socialising uses a lot of energy, and it can be helpful to take this into account when making plans or decisions.

Actionable Step: Check in with your body before doing something. How does the activity/event/meet up feel? The body never lies and those 'intuitive kicks' can be all too telling for whether you should go ahead with what you have planned.

Sign: Overthinking and racing thoughts. Trying to squeeze more into a day than we have been doing for the last 7 months can feel massively overstimulating and anxiety inducing, and our minds can quickly take over. Physically this can also manifest as a racing heartbeat, shallow breathing, butterflies in your tummy, decreased hunger, feeling dizzy.

Actionable Step: Practice Stress Management and incorporate habits into your routine. Consider mindfulness exercises, journalling, breathwork, yoga, or even seeking support from a hypnotherapist who can guide you through relaxation techniques specifically tailored to your needs.

Sign: Feeling more irritable or like you need to control and plan everything. Our survival brain can become controlling very quickly when we are stressed or busy. When we are trying to control and plan everything we miss out on life’s surprises, spontaneity and new opportunities.

Actionable Step: Don’t over plan your summer. As much as it can feel like planning everything is the way forward so as not to miss out on things, leave space for spontaneous plans too – or rest if needed.

Sign: Feeling pressure to do more or constantly comparing yourself to what others are doing.

Actionable step: Question your ‘need to be busy’ and check in with your own needs. Do not be fooled by social media, yes for lots of people summer can the height of their social schedules, but not everyone is off having fun with all their friends all of the time. Alone time is also vital, and disconnecting from the narrative that you 'should' be doing things a certain why can really help you.

Recognizing the signs of summer burnout is the first step toward regaining balance within yourself. By prioritizing rest, checking in with yourself, managing stress and practicing self-care, you can take proactive steps to preventing burnout and make the most of your summer. Remember, your well-being is essential, and investing in self-care is the key to a fulfilling and balanced summer season.

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