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9 Easy Things You Can Do That Will Help When You're Feeling Burnt Out

Koya Webb is a holistic health coach and yogi. And she recently teamed up with Amazon to create a wellness app for Alexa.

In case you didn't know, there are actually thousands of Skills on Alexa and many of them can help guide you through at-home workouts, healthy eatings tips, and even meditation.

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In case you didn’t know, there are actually thousands of Skills on Alexa and many of them can help guide you through at-home workouts, healthy eatings tips, and even meditation.

BuzzFeed got a chance to speak with Webb at a recent wellness event hosted by Amazon and she shared some easy things you can do to help you combat burnout:

In case you’re not familiar, burnout is basically severe stress and high ideals related to work/your job resulting in feeling exhausted, listless, and unable to cope.

1. Do some meditation or just breathe for 10 minutes.

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“Start the day with meditation, and if you’ve never mediated before, just breathe for 10 minutes. Just breathing and connecting with your breathe for 10 minutes — if that’s too long, do 5 minutes. Take that time.”

2. Drink water in the morning.

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“Hydration is so important, even when it’s cold outside. A lot of times we have toxins accumulating and it actually causes even more stress. Heavy metals are in our system, so drinking water hydrates and flushes everything out.”

3. And also do some kind of movement in the morning.

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“Yoga, dance, or kick-boxing, whatever it is — move your body in the morning. Because in the morning you’ll release those happy endorphins so you’re feeling good throughout the rest of the day. It’ll also increase your blood flow and help reduce anxiety.”

4. Eat a healthy breakfast.

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“Açai bowls, a smoothie, anything light. It’s OK to have pancakes and waffles, and sausage and bacon, but not every single day.”

5. Have at least 5 fruits and veggies a day.

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“Put it in a smoothie, a salad, have a bowl. A lot of us are missing this because we’re always on-the-go. Those have all the antioxidants and vital nutrients that we need to feel good and feel vibrant.”

6. Do head, shoulder, and neck rolls.

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“If you’re sitting at a desk you can circle the shoulders a couple times and move your head side to side.”

7. Connect with nature during lunch, even if it’s for 30 minutes.

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“Some people work through their lunch break. No, take that time for you. Go out and get in nature. Even if you’re in a city, go outside, look up at the sky. If you have a skyline office, look out at the city. Just take a moment to disconnect from your phone, disconnect your computer. Take care of you first and you will always have enough energy to take care of others. The work is gonna be there no matter what.”

8. Listen to some fun music.

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“This is great to get you out of a mid-day slump. Whoever your favorite musician is, just put it on and jam out. Even if you have to go somewhere people can’t see you! Just listen to that music and be uplifted.”

9. And finally, connect with friends and family in the evening.

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“Once it’s all said and done, have at least two or three hours where you can call people, connect with your friends. Don’t talk about work, let it go. (Unless you really need to process something.) Go to a movie, go out dancing, just do some things that make you happy. And not just on the weekend, during the week, too.”

To get more health and wellness tips from Koya Webb and Alexa, check out their Skills page!

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