Advice for burnout?

TLSpot

Keeper of the Beans
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Dec 19, 2019
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Working through the pandemic has left every other team lead I know really burnt out and on edge. I have some time off coming up, so does anyone have good advice for resetting and maintaining not being burnt out as a leader? I know good routines at work, good self care routines, and setting boundaries can help, but anything specifically with those or anything else? I’m open to any advice at this point...
 

happygoth

reshop till I drop
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Wine and Battlebots work for me, lol.

Binge some tv, eat tasty snacks, stretch, deep breaths - I'm also not a leader but I was at my old job and I know how hard it is to turn off your brain outside of work.
 

Yetive

Servant of 2 Masters
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Take a break from news/social media while you are gone. Try to spend time in nature. Maybe take a yoga or relaxation class on Grokker--its free and can't hurt. Eat really well--treat yourself to a couple of indulgent meals if you cook. (Or order out if there is somewhere suitable). You could try journaling--maybe about the last year to kind of get it out of your system.
 
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Hobbies/friends for sure. It can be tough to make the time for hobbies and not just crumple into a ball to recover during your time off. Maybe think about what your concept of a person with a good work/life balance is like, and try doing that to see if it helps?
 

dailypush

team member
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Jun 9, 2011
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You don't have to be a leader to feel burned out. This past year has taken a toll on all of us. Take pleasure in your hobby; if you don't have one start one. Get exercise: I walk several miles a day. Try to get sufficient sleep and try not to spend too much time watching news media. Look on the bright side; we are essential workers, and have had jobs over the last year!
 

Fix It

Property Management Lizard
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I’m burned out too. I still love the job and the company but I just can’t find the passion. I transferred to a store to a new region recently with a killer team and a good culture (last store was good too), and I got a spark back for a couple weeks but it’s back to a zoned out grind everyday. Take some time off, I know I need to.
 
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