Utilizing Self-Care as a Tool for Burnout Prevention

There are several common misconceptions about implementing a self-care routine, such as:

  • “Dedicating time for myself is selfish when I have people to care for”
  • “I don’t have the time for self-care activities”
  • “I cannot afford to pay for it”


Several benefits are associated with a daily self-care practice:

  • Having a clear mind, more energy, balance, and confidence
  • Prevention from burnout
  • Better relationships


Finding your own practice might be easier than you think.

Here are ways you can do it:

  • Avoid scheduling events back to back
  • Taking a 5 min break to do a breathing exercise or look at the sky
  • Taking breaks when you feel your mind and body need it, might also include walking, stretching, or shaking your body to move energy if you’re feeling sluggish
  • Using the first or last 5-15 mins of your day to implement a practice
  • Making time to call friends or family
  • Home spa activities like self-massage, bathing/showering, manicures, and pedicures, or facials
  • Journaling, meditation, reading, creating art, listening to music or a podcast
  • Dedicating time in your schedule to do things you love, that make you happy


Additional Links on the Importance of Self-Care

The Power of Self-Care & Self Love

4 Ways to Increase Your Self Love

6 Ways to Increase Self-Esteem in Teens