November 22, 2021

Burned Out? Here Are 5 Natural Ways Reset Your Overworked Mind

Stick a fork in ya — you’re done, toast. We all know that feeling. Tired, overworked, overwhelmed.

Doesn't matter if it's from work, school, or life stress. Burnout happens, and it’s never fun. With society's pressure to always be operating at peak performance, it’s too easy to get caught on the hamster wheel.

But having too much on your plate not only wreaks havoc on your focus, it can be dangerous to your health —  leading to burnout and other mental issues like anxiety or depression.

That's why it's so important to find natural ways to reset your frazzled mind when you feel like your head is about to explode!

Learn how to reboot your brain with these five natural burnout remedies — recalibrating your overburdened mind and regaining some clarity.

1. C(BD) You Later Burnout

CBD you say? Yup.

CBD, also called cannabidiol, is one of the compounds found in the cannabis plant. It's the non-psychoactive part of the plant that has stress-fighting properties.(1)

CBD has helped many people:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety

  • Improve sleep

  • Ease pain

  • Find a greater sense of well-being

Here's just one story of an individual finding relief from work-related stress through Pure Craft's CBD gummies:

"They help greatly with aches from training and anxiety related to stress at work without feeling medicated or sedated." — Heather G

For a deeper dive into the research on CBD + stress abatement, be sure to take a gander at The Ultimate Guide To CBD For Anxiety & Stress.

2. Exercise-Induced Euphoria

Not only is it great for the body, physical activity is like fresh air for our minds. It gets us moving, keeps our hearts healthy, and stimulates multiple senses at once.

When we exercise, our brains release endorphins and serotonin — happy chemicals that boost mood and help us feel more relaxed. As Jim Kwik’s fond of saying, “As your body moves, your brain grooves.”

Indeed, a recent study on burnout found that even a month of regular exercise can lead to greater well-being, and decreases in stress, emotional exhaustion, and psychological distress.(2)

Pro tip: You can pump up the positive impact of your workout regimen withCBD. CBD has loads of possible physical and mental wellness perks that make exercising easier on your body (so you’ll be more inclined to keep doing it!). Check out3 Post-Workout CBD Recipes andWhy Athletes & Fitness Enthusiasts Are On Team CBD for more details.

3. Harness More Plant Power With Herbal Supplements

People have been using herbs for thousands of years to heal their bodies and minds. Today, we know that these plants have powerful compounds that can help us naturally restore balance and feel better.

Herbal supplements, such as ashwagandha and rhodiola rosea, are known for their ability to help our bodies recover.

Rhodiola rosea is an adaptogen, meaning it can help you adapt to the stresses of life and normalize your body's processes. A rhodiola rosea supplement might help fight stress and fatigue, and even alleviate symptoms of depression.(3)

Ashwagandha is another adaptogen. It can reduce cortisol levels (aka the stress hormone) that get elevated when you're under a lot of stress. Research has shown that an ashwagandha supplement can significantly reduce cortisol in chronically stressed adults.(4)

Pro tip: Guess what?CBD may be an adaptogen (or a solid lookalike)! We delve into this extensively inA Keto & Vegan Grasshopper Smoothie For Your Shamrockin’ St. Paddy’s Day Celebrations.

4. Mindfulness Bliss In Just 10 Minutes

A meditation practice can offer a lot of benefits. Taking a moment to breathe and refocus yourself can help you strengthen your brain pathways that deal with focus and resilience.

The more you practice the skill of mindfulness, the better you get at staying on task while at work. But you'll also find it much easier to transition out of work when it's time to go home, and concentrate on enjoying free time (instead of worrying about constantly being productive!).

Even 10 minutes of meditation — or some other mindfulness practice, like journaling or breathwork — each day can yield big benefits for your mind.

Pro tip: Take your mindfulness routine up a notch withCBD. Learn more about how to do this in our postCreating A CBD & Meditation Ritual For Body-Mind Wellness.

5. Get Enough Sleep (Zzzeriously)

You've probably heard it before, but we need sleep to function and be healthy humans.

Research has shown that chronic lack of sleep can lead to a host of undesirable side effects and put you at risk for:(5)

  • Weight gain
  • Reduced immune function
  • Developing pain disorders
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Impaired concentration and thinking
  • Reduced energy
  • Mental health disorders

And we know that high levels of stress — like from an intense work or home environment — can significantly hinder your ability to sleep.

Pro tip: Sometimes a dual-pronged approach can be helpful. If you can't sleep, try pairing some calming evening meditation with our favorite CBD + melatonin sleep-supporter. Together, they may usher you into a restful state and give you a little nudge into dreamland.

Snuffing Out Burnout, Naturally

You're burned out — your mind’s starting to go haywire and you can't focus on anything. Time for a reset!

The problem is, achieving a healthy life balance is not an easy task. If you’re looking for potential solutions, consider trying some of these natural remedies:

  • Exercise to boost natural energy and endorphins
  • CBD for wellness support
  • Feel-good herbs like ashwagandha and rhodiola rosea
  • A mindfulness practice to improve focus and resilience
  • Ample quality sleep to facilitate well-being

It’s pretty simple to begin incorporating these tactics into your lifestyle. In almost no time, you could be extinguishing your burnout and restoring equilibrium into your existence!

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References

  1. Blessing, EM, et al. (2015). Cannabidiol as a Potential Treatment for Anxiety Disorders. Neurotherapeutics: The journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13311-015-0387-1
  2. Bretland, RJ, et al. (2015). Reducing workplace burnout: the relative benefits of cardiovascular and resistance exercise. PeerJ. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.891
  3. Van De Walle, G, et al. (2021). 7 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Rhodiola rosea. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/rhodiola-rosea
  4. Spritzler, F. (2019). 12 Proven Health Benefits of Ashwagandha. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-proven-ashwagandha-benefits
  5. Suni, E. (2021). Sleep Deprivation. Sleep Foundation. https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-deprivation


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