At Glow HQ we are passionate about wellbeing, understanding emotional intelligence and learning strategies to help us best perform and avoid a burnout, it’s one of our values! Chatting to our peers, friends and associates we can say that 2023 has been a pretty challenging year for many.
The global economic downturn and cost of living crisis have made it harder for lots of businesses and customers to maintain a consistent flow of work. Plus, navigating the ebbs and flows of life, admin and families, can take its toll. There’s a lot going on.
But there is always more to learn so we’ve checked out a few strategies for boosting mental health and finding balance in the creative journey:
To add to this swirl, there is the ever-changing digital landscape and pressure to stay relevant, stay ‘on’ which all adds to the stress. Lots of people are experiencing burnout, feeling overwhelmed and in need of support.
We work with executive coaches, avidly promote daily ‘nature walk’ breaks; we have weekly pilates sessions and whole heartedly work flexibly, to suit our work and personal needs.
What is burnout?
It’s not just exhaustion; it’s chronic physical and emotional exhaustion resulting from prolonged stress and overwork. Burnout can affect anyone and is common in high-pressure fields like the creative industries. Symptoms include fatigue, detachment, cynicism, declining performance, lack of concentration, irritability, and reduced motivation or satisfaction in work.
To cope with burnout and find a happier direction, try these tips:
Prioritising mental health is crucial for creatives. By implementing these strategies, seeking support, and taking time to recharge, you can regain balance, energy and rediscover your creative passion.