I am tired and burned out

@ajithlal (14563)
India
April 18, 2009 4:53am CST
Right now I am tired and burned out in life. What should I do?
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23 responses
@Darkwing (21590)
19 Apr 09
Eat healthily, take walk each day, breathing in the fresh air, and try to get a good night's sleep. If you're having trouble sleeping, try adding some lavender oil to your bath and putting a bag of lavender close to your pillow, say on your bedside cabinet. Brightest Blessings my friend.
@ajithlal (14563)
• India
13 May 09
I think I should try walking because I am already has couple of pounds. I like the idea of putting a bag of lavender and using lavender oil and I will try it.
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@Darkwing (21590)
16 May 09
Yes, do... I swear by lavender. It's awesome!
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@ajithlal (14563)
• India
16 May 09
I will give a try to get lavender. I also like the smelling sticks very much.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
18 Apr 09
You can see if you are eating properly, and getting plenty of rest. Also it could be you are concentrating more on your job, that you really do not like it, but you need the money and you cannot quit. What you have to do is to take a mini break. Go somewhere different, go for a walk. Best of all, pray to God to help you. It sounds like you have taken so much on yourself. We are only human and we only have so much reserve in us. If we go over that amount, we suffer from burnout and become depressed.
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@ajithlal (14563)
• India
17 May 09
I am trying to get more rest and also trying to eat good food now a days. I think I am not giving enough time for myself and that is the reason I am feeling tired and burned out.
@arcidy (5017)
• United States
18 Apr 09
Relax for a day or two. Dont work or do anything you need to everyone gets to that point where they need a vacation and that would deffintley help you. My parents go through it all the time and vacations usally refresh them so thats what I would do a week off from work would do you good.
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@ajithlal (14563)
• India
1 Jan 11
Now a days I am getting lots of time to relax especially with Christmas and with less work and I am feeling recharged and refreshed and happy.
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
18 Apr 09
Currently I can somewhat relate to this. My best advice is to take some time to relax. My weekdays are insane anymore, and like now...just a few relaxing hours to yourself on the weekend can do WONDERS. Something else I really enjoy is a taking a walk or a bubble bath. They're both things I can do alone and it gives me time to just think. I hope you get the rest you need.
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@ajithlal (14563)
• India
16 May 09
I also think I need to relax and spend more time with the nature.
• Malaysia
18 Apr 09
Hi ajith Life is a combination of excitement and depression, happiness and sorrow, success anf failure. We are created by god in the most unique way. We are given the strength to counterpart all these feelings. Try to use it. Do not think you do not have the strength. You have it but dont realize it. When you feel happy, think that you will feel sad one day and minimize your happiness. When you feel sad always think you are on your way to happiness and minimise your sadness. Dont be over happy or over sad. Balance both in life Thanusha
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@ajithlal (14563)
• India
20 Apr 09
I also think life is a combination of depression and happiness and success and failure.
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• China
18 Apr 09
i think the reason why you think so is that you meet trouble you can't solve them immediately.so you choose to escape.you should know everyone in the world will come across many difficulties.just encourage yourself and be confidently.
@ajithlal (14563)
• India
13 May 09
I think I am trying to escape from problems that I cannot solve.
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
relax, pray, and talk to people you love.spend a few minutes or hours alone to gather your thoughts. ask yourself what you really want to do in your life.when you're doing something that you truly love, you won't feel burned out.
@ajithlal (14563)
• India
20 Apr 09
When we do something we truly love, we won't feel tired.
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@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
All of us as the child of God we do feel for being tired in our life but we need to be patient for the any circumstances in our every day life just to make us stronger and be more satisfied to whatever we had, Rich or poor have trials and it will be on us on how to manage it.
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@ajithlal (14563)
• India
20 Apr 09
I also think we have to manage better.
• India
31 Mar 13
tired of what? you teach me to be happy then why you burned out in life??? well.... just try to think of what do you have in your life, your mother, your wife, your job, your friend, your relatives, your room, your health, your hands, your eyes, your everything should make you say thanks to God and power to live and make life of others.... you can go to church and pray when you are not feeling good and then just give thanks to God and release everything for him and trust him... and believe that everything is alright... sometimes, when we are in that kind of situation, and we are hopeless, in the amazing and wonderful way, good things appear and make us happy...
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@ajithlal (14563)
• India
31 Mar 13
I started this discussion around four or five years ago. At that time I was working for two companies. Working around 8 to 5:30 for a company and 6 to 12 for another company at home by doing home transcription. The first company slowly increased my working hours from 5:30 to 8:30 to 9 and I have to work around 9 to 3 at night for the second company home transcription. First company I had around Rs 11,500 salary and it was fixed and even with long working hours it did not change. Since second company was home based, I need some company title to get married so that I show I am working for a company and second company paid according to the work and was good pay per line of transcription and was around Rs 15,000 to Rs 18,000 and I did not want to lose that and I was earning handsomely around Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000, but I had less sleep around three to four hours at most and slept during the end of Sunday and I used to finish the pending work for the second company on Sundays and Mondays as I got two off from first company and totally saying I just got less sleep and was burned out. I had lots of money, but less time for anything like television, computer, sleep, etc. Most of the guys around me used to work like me around 15 to 18 hours per day at that time since we were all bachelors and keep it as secret not letting two companies know and most of them worked for two companies. Now I am working in a single company around 8 to around 8:30 and some days up to 5 and earning around Rs 14,000, but total saying less workload and burned out from before and I now has enough time to sleep and happy now.
@natliegleb (5186)
• India
17 Aug 12
nothing take rest and enjoy the moment,be calm and let things happen,you will feel relaxed and rejuvenated very soon
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@ajithlal (14563)
• India
22 Jan 13
I also think that resting and enjoying life and being close to nature visiting waterfalls, beaches, green places with lots of trees will help to be relaxed in life.
@roldango (232)
• Philippines
15 Apr 10
take time to relax and always see the brighter saide of life.....Life is always beautiful when you see it in the light of goodness!
@ajithlal (14563)
• India
29 Mar 12
Yes now life is beautiful for me. I also think we need to see the brighter side of the life.
• United States
20 Apr 09
Tighten up our shoelaces and get a drink of water. Its just a feeling. You might even be at a growth spurr and need something more challenging. Don't freak out!
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@ajithlal (14563)
• India
21 May 12
I also think sometimes it is just feeling and we have to get over the feeling in our life.
@jheLaichie (4439)
• Philippines
20 Apr 09
i guess, we must also fine time for ourselves. to enjoy life and to refresh our spiritual individualism. as not to think that life becomes boring and loses enjoyment from it. always find ways to take a look on things that you have already forgotten and give time for familys and friends. go out, take a deep breath, and enjoy what life has to bring.
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@ajithlal (14563)
• India
4 Sep 12
I also think that we must spend enough time for ourselves and try to enjoy life and trying to make ourselves happy.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
20 Apr 09
Read your bible, pray, talk to a friend, go to church, talk to your preacher, talk to your elders, exercise (I do this everyday and it's a good stress reducer), get outdoors, do volunteer work. I volunteer at one nursing home and one assisted living facility every month. I also volunteer at a therapeutic riding center every week. Believe me, I always feel good to know that I cheered somebody else up when I volunteer. Maybe you can talk to your boss at work and tell him/her that you need some time off. All of these other responses are very good, too. Do you have a pet? They are very good stress reducers. It might depend on the kind of pet you have, though. Think positive. Avoid negative people. Maybe it's time for a medical checkup. Have you seen your doctor lately? There is a hymn in our hymnbook at church called "After The Midnight". The first verse says: After the midnight, morning will greet us; After the sadness, joy will appear; After the tempest, sunlight will greet us; after the jeering, praise we shall hear. Chorus: After the shadows, there will be sunshine, after the frown, the soul-cheering smile; cling to the savior, love him forever; all will be well in a little while. Please know I will be praying for you. Kathy.
@ajithlal (14563)
• India
9 Mar 13
Thanks for the good suggestions Cyrus.
• China
20 Apr 09
I also feel very very tired these days. My overwhelming work make me depressed. I thought of resigning, but I can't. I have house loan, and my family. Since we can't give up, why not accept it and make us feel better?
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@ajithlal (14563)
• India
6 May 12
I think we should try to find ways to make ourselves go in our life and also try to be happy in our lives.
@nympha687 (940)
• United States
20 Apr 09
Stop when you are unsure of where you are heading. Time to think and re-evaluate.
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@ajithlal (14563)
• India
12 Aug 12
I also think it is good to take a break and reevaluate us.
@Loverbear (4929)
• United States
19 Apr 09
When I reach that point, I take a few minutes to figure out what is causing me to be tired and burned out. Is there someone sucking your energies dry? Are you worrying about finances? Are you swamped with work? Right now I am having problems with a friend sucking me dry both with my finances and my energy levels. Treat yourself to extra rest. Take some extra naps, buy yourself a treat. It doesn't have to be expensive...my favorite is either a Starbucks coffee or an ice cream. Be nice to yourself first and foremost! Everyone else can wait! You need to be good to you. Take yourself to your favorite places. I go to the beach, fishing, shopping (even if it's just window shopping), or find a new craft to learn. I turn off the phone and only accept calls from my BF. Outside influences are life drainers at this point. I also find ways to contribute to others...whether it's just letting someone go ahead of me in a check out line or giving clothing to the needy. I also am a teddy bear artist and when I get burned out I find someone else who is burned out and give them a teddy bear. You need to take care of you, meditate and treat yourself like royalty and get plenty of rest and proper food. I hope I've helped a little bit...
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
20 Apr 09
Yes there could be something sapping your energy. The only way to recover that is to replenish it by spoiling yourself with things that you like. Look after yourself, take some time out just for you. Maybe you are giving too much of yourself to others and not keeping enough for you.
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• India
19 Apr 09
Just do some rest and go for holiday as well. After that enjoy some fun giving activity and then may be you come back on the circle of life.
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@ajithlal (14563)
• India
10 Aug 12
I also think a good vacation and breaks are good to make people feel better and helps to do better in life.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
19 Apr 09
I would take a break and take some time for yourself. I would make sure to think about things or do things that would make you happy.
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@ajithlal (14563)
• India
12 Aug 12
I also think that it is good to take a break and sometimes good to give time for ourselves in life.
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
19 Apr 09
I think that trying to find more time to do things in which you enjoy will help a great deal on the way you feel about life right now. The economy is very uncertain and many other things can cause stressors. If you can concentrate more on having fun and less on the economical or sociological aspects of life I think you'll feel better about things. If you work take a few days off if possible, just have time for yourself. I hope that this helps! I appreciate this discussion very much so, and hope that you feel better and not burnt out soon!
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@ajithlal (14563)
• India
18 Nov 12
I think it is good to enjoy things in life and to avoid stress in life.