Burnt Out? How to Recharge Your Body When You Feel Drained

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Burnt Out? How to Recharge Your Body When You Feel Drained

The sense of depleted energy, lack of motivation or simply running on empty are some of the signs of burnout. If you found yourself nodding while you were reading the first sentence, you should give these ideas a try to recharge your batteries and fight the symptoms of stress. Feeling burnt out? How to recharge your body when you feel drained.

Dive into a warm bath

When was the last time you sat in a comfortable silence all on your own? The sense of burnout is basically a reminder that we need to slow down a bit. Diving into a warm bath can provide a sense of calm, relaxation, and peace. Not only will the warm water help you relax and ease the tension, but you’ll give you skin some TLC. Scrub your body gently and moisturize with a scented body lotion for a lush experience. Make sure to add some baking powder, salt, and Epsom salt into your bath while you’re running the hot water. When the tub is all filled up, add some lavender or other relaxing herbs to release all the toxins.

Schedule a serious sweating session

When you feel under the weather, mentally and physically due to burnout, scheduling a sweating session can help reduce stress. A physical exercise is a useful tool against stress as it helps your brain produce and release endorphins. Endorphins, during, and after exercise can improve your mood and make you feel better. That post-workout-feeling-good state of mind will reinvigorate your entire body. Find the type of exercise you look forward to and you won’t think of it as a chore. Find joy in exercising regularly to be strong, healthy, and happy.

Sleep it off

Sometimes the simplest things work wonders on your mental state and stress. Sleep is one of those things that can help you move past your worries and the negative effects of burnout. You’re allowed to do nothing at all and just sleep it off. If you feel overwhelmed, use the first chance you have to sleep as long as you need to. Let your body rest and if you can, allow yourself to wake without the sound of the alarm. Sleep can be used as therapy when you need it. In the meantime, quality sleep should be a priority. Work on your sleep routine and aim to get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep for optimal health, better performance, and focus at work.

Relieve the tension from your body

Symptoms of burnout and stress leave a negative effect on the body. You become tense, stiff, and often experience painful sensations all over your body. When you’re this tired and exhausted, you increase the chances of injuries or any other physical issues. One of the best strategies to relieve tension is to go to a skilled physio to help you improve your range of movement. They will assist you with any other issue like lower back pain and teach you how to move properly to reduce pain and improve mobility. You can also treat yourself to a massage and completely turn off your mind and worries.

Give your body a chance to reset

When you run on empty and your battery needs to recharge, sometimes doing nothing at all works as well. One of the reasons you feel exhausted is your fear of missing out. Fear of mission out or the concept of FOMO is something that doesn’t serve us at all if it’s driving us towards the breaking point. You don’t have to take part in everything around you. Choose your battles and spend your time like it’s the most valuable resource. Time is limited so spend some on yourself. If you need some time off, give your body and mind the chance to enjoy doing nothing at all.

Spend time in nature

Sometimes the best cure for stress is just some time spent in nature, no matter the season you’re in. Spend as much time as you can be surrounded by nature, while your phone is on mute and you’re soaking up some sun or just enjoying the scenery. You can visit a local park or a hiking trail on a Saturday or whenever you have the time to completely disconnect and enjoy the great outdoors. If you do this on a workday, you can walk for 20 minutes and take deep breaths along the way. You can take long walks on the weekend and add this lovely cardio routine to your self-care routine. 

Finding the time to step back from your goals, schedules, and routines can ease the first symptoms of burnout. Diving into these simple and easy activities will pay itself off by making you happier and less stressed. Carve out time for these six stress-busting activities to feel happier and recharged.


Mianna is a passionate writer currently living and dreaming in Europe. She is a believer that mental and physical fitness go hand in hand, you can’t have one without the other.

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