How Not To Burnout This Summer

It’s summah, summah, summah tiiiiime! And for me, this means things are crazy. Between summer dance camps, weekend classes, running this here awesome online experience for you all ;) and helping with my husband’s business (for more on that make sure you follow me on Instagram and check out my story highlights), summer often makes me feel like I’m on the crazy train headed towards Burnoutville.

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But, since I’ve been navigating this for a few years now, I’ve come up with the perfect recipe for getting some R&R in between all my activities, and today I’m sharing it with you!

First off, it’s important to know if you identify as an introvert, or an extrovert. Likely you know which you are, or have an idea, but if you have no clue what I’m talking about, you can check this out.

And the reason I say it’s important to know is because each of these personalities will find different activities restorative. If you’re an introvert (like me), you’ll likely find solo and quiet time more relaxing than extroverts, who thrive on being around others.

Once you know if you identify more with introverts or extroverts, you can follow these suggestions:

R&R For Introverts

  1. Carve out alone time for yourself - even if it’s just 10 minutes, or a longer bath or shower, introverts need time away from people, places and things to recharge.

  2. Take a walk - getting grounded in nature is great for introverts. Taking a walk, gardening, or just sitting outside for a bit can do wonders for your energy.

  3. Spend time with ONE person - there’s a range of introverts out there, and while generally, they value alone time, others will need or enjoy more social interaction. If that sounds like you, choose one person to have coffee, dinner, or lunch with, as opposed to going solo or being in a big group. One on one time with your bestie can lighten your load and help you feel rejuvenated.

R&R For Extroverts

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  1. Schedule a group outing - call your pals and schedule an outing for everyone. It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, even just a walk or trip to the grocery store can give you a chance to chat, vent, and express yourself with the people you love best.

  2. Try a group fitness class - extroverts tend to have tons of energy, and enjoy being around others, so trying a new group fitness class can fill both their needs to blow off some steam, and socialize while doing so.

  3. Do some yoga or meditation - by the same token I mentioned above, some extroverts have introvert qualities, so if you’re feeling frazzled by being around people, find 5, 10, 20 minutes to do some yoga or meditation or put you feet up (literally, on the wall - it’s the best yoga posture ever!) Taking some time to slow down can help that energetic brain and body.

And if all else fails, finding animal videos on the Internet can be great for everyone. Laughter is, after all, one of the best forms of medicine, no matter who you are! Personally, I love this series… makes me laugh every time!

Now, I’d love to hear from you and know if you’ll be trying out any of my tips! Comment below and tell me!