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Burned Out? Take A Mental Health Day

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“Let yourself just be, without judgment or expectation.”

On all other days, she suggests participating in at least a light meditation practice, which can mean just five minutes every day.

“Eat well, connect with loved ones, keep a weekly gratitude journal, and acknowledge yourself for all of the wonderful parts of you,” she said.

“It is easy to get bogged down in the negative, but you have the ability to catch yourself and shift toward a language of compassion.”

And ultimately, take any emotional burnout as a red flag. This is an important message from your body and mind that shouldn’t be ignored.


Costa, Kristen Lee. Email interview. June 23, 2015.

Barison, Leah. Email interview. June 23, 2015.

Reviewed June 26, 2015
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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