How Nature Can Heal Burnout
"People often asked me how I can do it all? " The answer is simply, I can’t. it was hard to admit that I was at my limit. I was burnt out...
Besides creating YouTube videos, creating daily content for my Instagram account, creating art, running a blog, posting on my Pinterest, I have a 9-5 job.... while trying to maintain some kind of social life. Before I knew it, I was going with the motions and operating on auto-pilot. The more stressed and unproductive I was, the more I pushed myself to do more.
This all lead to burnout symptoms:
Always frustrated and taking it out on others
Physical symptoms like headaches, muscle pain, digestive issues
Lack of sleep
Zero productivity level
One day, my body completely shut down and I didn’t want to do anything but sit in silence. I knew I was burnt out and I needed to take action to get myself out of this situation. Have you been feeling like you have so much to do but feeling stressed and unproductive at the same time?
Without trying to please others, what’s the most important thing you can do for yourself right now? Recovery from burnout can include many tactics. Rest, good nutrition, therapy, and exercise are all important. For me, it was reconnecting with nature, my feline jungle.
My mental health is linked to my physical environment. The first thing I can do for myself is to undo the clutter in my house and take care of my plants. Feeling engulfed in my plants creates a deeper experience and helps me unplug from the connected world.
Focusing on healing my physical space was very empowering. Even though I still feel burnout, I feel like I regained control of a part of my life again. No matter what’s going on around me, I feel better when I'm back home in my feline jungle.
reduced anger and anxiety
increased pleasant feelings
focusing back on the present instead of expectations
This isn’t my regular planty content, but I just want to show how connecting back with nature and my physical space is important in practicing self-care and focusing back on the present. Use emojis to tell me what helps you get through a burnout, is it sleep, ice cream or a nice vacation? Or all the above?
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