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Feeling very burnt out lately. I go to the gym regularly, eat well and get adequate sleep. Any tips for cooling down after work, making the most of my free time and not feeling so burnt and exhausted?

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Some troubleshooting ideas that have helped me:

1. Are you an introvert being forced to be an extrovert or vice versa?

2. Is your job / company mission aligned to your personal values?

3. Are you getting sunshine?

4. How’s your vitamin D levels? How’s your magnesium? How’s your omega 3 intake? Hydration?

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Feeling the same and now I’m wondering if it’s depression

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How does your work day go? Many times we utilize all of our energy at work without realizing it.

You also will want to mix in something fun during the week and something relaxing during the week.

Wednesday is typically my day where I don’t do much in the evening, just relax.

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Maybe consider the people around you? Like you’re either spending too much time out and about, or conversely, not enough time with friends/family? Just a thought.

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Get away from your phone, if you do have it turn off LinkedIn, this, read or listen to a non work related book. Do something to get away. I struggle with the same, sitting down to relax with my phone am suddenly I’m checking email, etc.

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Find something that you love to do… and do it just because you love it.

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Unpopular opinion here, but vacation in a bottle? It's a hobby...

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I agree with some other comments around turning off notifications at a decent time and doing a hobby that you enjoy, which could be:
- reading/listening to a book
- taking a class instead of just doing a workout
- cooking/making something new in the kitchen instead of eating out a “favorite”/“regular” meal

You could even talk to your reporting manager openly about it in case the work isn’t as engaging. I also like to book a vacation or activity ahead of time so I’m looking forward to something whether it’s that over a weekend or a trip a few months out.

You’re definitely not the only one!

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Is it weather related? I’m definitely lower energy on cooler/duller days. I find a short meditation or light yoga session often helps.

Sometimes the rut forms when you're doing the right stuff for yourself and it's getting old! You can always try shaking it up by finding a different type of exercise altogether or start experimenting with other cuisines. For me I start to feel very burnt out from going directly to the gym from work week after week. What I do now is kickboxing for an hour after work three days a week and do my usual strength stuff 4x. I'm a high energy extrovert, so this suits me and I had to find this new rhythm when I grew bored of my previous exercise schedule. Good luck!

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Do something fun with your life. Going to the gym isn't fun. I found my passion in dance, which is totally unrelated to my work. It is what gives me motivation to be better in all aspects. If you go to the gym, you're probably really strong. Use that strength to pick up an outdoor hobby that would benefit from that - I'd give anything to be stronger so I can do more things I want to do! Don't go to the gym just for the sake of looking good. (not saying you do, but a lot of guys do. Knew a guy who was super fit but going to the gym was literally all he did as a hobby...what's the point!)

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