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~and what to do about it~

By Lauren O’Connell

Learning how to balance my life between work, family, and play has been a huge mountain for me to climb. I don't usually realize I'm burn t out until I'm inhaling the last breath of energy that I have left.

Here are 3 signs my body gives me when I’m on the cusp of being burned out as well as how I remedy them:

1. Hair falling out.

Noticing strands upon strands of hair stuck in my fingers in the shower is a tell-tale sign that I’m stressing my mind and body out. I tend to lose clumps of hair when I'm spreading to myself to thin.

What I do: One thing I've been using to counteract this hair loss is Fable and Mane's Amla Soothing Serum. My nightly ritual of massaging my scalp with the serum not only encourages hair growth but it also forces me to slow down, take deep breaths, and make time for myself. An added boost to this serum is its scalp-soothing. If you tend to get an itchy scalp (whether from stress or not), this is provides excellent relief.

2. Feeling feverish.

My immunity tanks when I'm doing too much. A warning sign my body gives me is the feeling of the onset of a fever. I know if I drop everything, reprioritize, and spend the next 24 hours calming myself down, that I'll be back to a balanced state.

What I do: During times like these, I clear my space by burning sage. Sage purifies the air around you and dispels lower vibrational energies. It’s an instant mood booster for me. Just the smell of it burning puts me into a more relaxed state.

You don’t need to spend a lot of money on sage. I buy this one off Amazon.

I love to listen to 528hz music too. You can find it for free on YouTube. I find this frequency to be very relaxing and help dissolve the stress in my mind and body.

3. Energetically stuck.

This is a big one for me. Sometimes, I have so much on my plate that I am positively overwhelmed. I don’t know where to start with my endless number of tasks and that feeling alone makes me feel like I’m stuck in quicksand.

What I do: When I feel swamped, I write out everything on my to do list. In the age of smartphones, writing out lists with pen and paper on a notebook that I find aesthetically pleasing, like this one, is still the way I go.

I look through it and cross out 1/3 of it. Anything that's not important has to go. I can't carry the weight of it on my body and mind anymore. It's as simple as that.

Do any of these "oncoming burn out signs" resonate with you today?

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