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Geeky Ways to Recover from Burnout


We are just over two weeks into the new year, and I am already tired. Tired enough that I have lost the motivation to do many things, including blog. With this feeling, plus the topic of burnout buzzing around the internet, I figured what better way to beat it than by writing about it. So here are some tips to making recovery from burnout a little bit geekier.

Check In With Yourself

This is not the most geek specific of advice, but it’s still important to point out. Something caused the burnout, so checking in with yourself on what caused it and what you need in order to go forward is really important.

Disconnect into Something you Love

Whether this is into a game, a book, or a TV show, taking a step away for some time isn’t a bad idea. However, you want to be careful to not get so lost into the disconnect that you never come out. Maybe you spend one day lost deeply into The Sims 4, but that’s the only day you allow yourself to do so. Or set time limits on the disconnect. But going back to things you really enjoy can be beneficial for you.

Do Some Self Care

We all need self care, and it can look different for everybody. And I have already written a full post on how to geek up your self care, so I’m just going to link to that now.

Reassess Your Goals

After all of this, it’s time to reassess yourself and make adjustments as needed to move forward. Again this isn’t the most geek specific tip, but it’s an important step in helping you get out of burnout and back to moving forward.

What are your tips for recovering from burnout? Share them with a comment.

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6 replies on “Geeky Ways to Recover from Burnout”

There’s nothing better than losing yourself in a book, TV show or a game you enjoy. I agree it’s a great way to help get over burn out but it’s important not to get too lost in it. I k ow it’s cliche but a bubble bath really helps me.

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