In today’s world it’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed by the amount of tasks that must be accomplished in a day — especially in the lives of modern-day business owners who have multiple responsibilities and obligations. We are also still very much impacted by the major shifts made by the COVID-19 pandemic, which ushered in significant changes to our daily routines. Burnout from our daily lives can come without warning.

We gathered feedback from Black mental health and wellness professionals on how to prevent burnout and find balance in our professional lives, while also working to reach goals in our personal lives.

1Seek out community 

Connect with others in real life. Many relationships—for mentoring, professional development or emotional support—arise naturally through frequent natural interactions in physical work environments.

2Practice visualization and meditation 

Mindfulness and meditation can help calm your mind and reduce stress and anxiety. If you’re new to these practices many apps and online resources can help you get started.

3Create boundaries

While you may not have much control over the scheduling demands set by the workplace, you do have control over the amount of additional stimulation and engagement you practice outside the workplace.

4Take regular breaks from screens and get outside

It’s essential to give your eyes and brain a break from the constant stimuli of digital device screens. Add a mindful walk to your routine as a means of changing speed. Spending time outdoors has been shown to have numerous mental and physical health benefits. 

5Find support 

Ask for help when needed; this could involve talking to a therapist, counselor, or coach for support. Try not to feel discouraged if it takes time to rediscover your bliss.

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