DISCOVER How to Hit Reset When You're Feeling Burnt Out

How to Hit Reset When You're Feeling Burnt Out

Burnout doesn’t always hit us all at once—like a slow drip, it can build up slowly over time, going unnoticed till we’re suddenly neck-deep in stress, fatigue, and dullness. When we don’t address that drip-drip-drip of stress, it can affect our work performance, our relationships, and even our physical health.

If you’re experiencing these signs of burnout, it’s time to hit reset.

  • Fatigue, insomnia, muscle tension
  • Boredom or disinterest in your work/career
  • Increased frustration/irritability with co-workers
  • Losing sight of yourself
  • Difficulty concentrating or staying present
  • Forgetfulness
  • Neglecting relationships with loved ones

How to Hit Reset

(and the Community Education classes that can help.)

Do something that makes you happy.
Brush off that old hobby, pick up a new one, and unplug from it all with some unmitigated you-time. Because as the old saying goes, you can not pour from an empty cup.

  • Charcoal Drawing, Lehi
  • Tapestry: Level 1, Orem
  • Woodcarving, Wasatch

Make plans.
Life feels brighter when you have something on the horizon to look forward to. Whether it’s a trip, a party, or a goal finally realized, make plans to have fun and be adventurous.

  • Scuba Certification, Wasatch
  • Beginning Conversational French, Online
  • Bookbinding: Vintage Map Travel Journal, Orem

Change your scenery.
You don’t have to relocate or even travel in order to enjoy a change of scenery. A new coat of paint can make you feel brand new too. Find ways to shift your perspective and see things in a whole new light.

  • Interior Design, Orem
  • Intro to Geology; A Different Way to See the Earth, Wasatch
  • Secrets of Better Photography, Online

Set boundaries.
Setting boundaries is about protecting your energy from people, projects, and expectations that are draining you of your ability to focus and function. Get comfortable saying no, be honest with others (and yourself) about what you can realistically achieve, and consume less anxiety-inducing news & social media.

  • Meditation: Creating Calm Amidst Chaos, Orem
  • Anger Management Workshop, Online

Move more, eat better, and get some sleep.
Remember when they told you, "Never go to bed angry?" Forget that. A good night’s sleep is the ultimate reset for cranky curmudgeons, so be diligent about getting the shut-eye you need. Similarly, looking after your body by eating better and moving more will work wonders for your mood.

  • Yoga Basics, Wasatch
  • Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals, Online
  • Yoga: Vinyasa Flow, Lehi