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Picking Yourself Back Up

Picking Yourself Back Up

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling burnout. For the past couple of months, it has felt like I’ve been running on empty. It wasn’t until recently that I felt like enough was enough, and I needed to make some changes. I wanted to share what I’ve been doing to pick myself back up so you may feel even the slightest bit inspired to do the same. 

Called my family doctor to up my meds
I take medication for my mental health, and I felt like my doses needed to be increased so I would experience some relief from my symptoms. There is no shame in taking medication, and although it may take a while to find the right one and/or dosages, it can be worth it. This might be a sign to reevaluate your meds or explore the possibility of starting meds. 

Scheduled a therapy appointment 
Going to therapy has been helpful in my mental health journey, yet, lately, I’ve been slacking when it comes to it. Scheduling an appointment felt like a mountain to climb, but I finally mustered up the strength and booked one. Therapy is not accessible to everyone, so consider who or what you could reach out to for support. Download the Be Safe App and find mental health resources in your region or province/territory. 

Created a simple morning and night routine  
Thanks to Canva, I created a cute printout of a simple morning and night routine. Since I designed it myself, I feel more inclined to use it. Give this strategy a go, and see how sticking to a daily routine makes you feel. For me, it helps me stay afloat. 

Started writing in a journal 
Every morning and night, I fill in my journal. It’s a 5-minute journal, so it doesn’t take forever, and I would hate to skip a date, so I feel accountable to filling it in each day. Journaling is not for everyone (trust me, I used to be one of those people), but it may surprise you how accomplished you feel after doing it. 

Went back to my skincare routine 
For a while, I was staying on top of my skincare routine until I was not… It took some positive self-talk and determination, but I got back into doing it each day. Yes, there are days when I skip a couple of steps, but I make sure to do at least one thing. It is not only good for my skin, but the act of taking care of myself is also relaxing and feels good. 

These are just a few ideas that are helping me, but I encourage you to find what works best for you! Picking yourself back up after burnout or other life experiences can take a while. So don’t give up - be kind to yourself, show yourself some grace, and remember, you are not alone. 

Visit our Wellness section for more mental health tips and our Help section for resources.