How to stay relaxed and avoid CEO burnout

Leadership roles can bring a level of stress that other professional positions don’t. It’s important to take time to care for yourself, understand why you might be feeling stressed, and unwind so that you can solve these problems. There are many ways that you can unwind from CEO stresses.

Be sure to eat healthy

Having a poor diet can contribute to feelings of being run down, sluggish, and agitated.

Make sure that you drink plenty of water to help keep you awake and alert, along with a balanced diet full of fruit and vegetables. Clean eating helps flush your body of any toxins, reduces fatigue, and can also help to combat any illnesses such as colds and flu.

Ignore fad diets and keep eating foods high in carbohydrates, as these will provide you with slow-burning energy throughout the day and keep you powering on through meetings and calls. It’s also important to get your ‘5 A Day’ – you can make this interesting by adding fruit to your morning meal or opting to snack on something healthier than you normally might. Try not to fill up on too many sugary treats. Although you might get an initial rush of energy to start with, you’ll begin to crash in the afternoon and feel even more exhausted.

If you’re unsure where to start or would like some advice to help stick to a meal plan, you could also consider hiring a dietician to help devise some meal ideas that would be beneficial to your lifestyle and personally tailored to you.

Meal plan subscription services are also great for businesspeople on the go as you can get exactly what you need delivered to your door, ready to cook at your convenience.

Get plenty of sleep

Having enough sleep will fuel you for the day ahead and reduces any chance of lethargy throughout the day. However, doing so can be easier said than done.

It’s important to understand how much rest your body needs per day and to keep within this timeframe as closely as possible.

Good ways to introduce a positive sleep pattern include turning off your phone or laptop at least an hour before you go to bed, having a regular exercise routine, not eating shortly before going to sleep, and aiming to stick to similar bedtimes each day.

You might also want to invest in a Posturepedic mattress that has been specifically designed to support your body while you sleep, as this will alleviate tension build up and reduce the possibilities of waking up with aches and pains.

If you’re someone who struggles to sleep when it’s light outside, use electric black-out blinds to create a sense of dark and calm before you sleep. Be sure to sync them with your alarm so that you can be woken with natural light.

Delegate some of your responsibilities

If you expect to have a particularly busy month at work or you’re due to take some time off soon and need to make sure your workload is in safe hands, you could try delegating some of your responsibilities to other directors or senior management teams.

Delegating your workload helps free up some time to focus on your own wellbeing and further reduces the chance of leadership burnout.

Start by identifying which daily tasks take up most of your time but could also be handled by others. If you find yourself working until late picking up hours of admin, this could be something that could be taken care of elsewhere.

Once you’ve had a rethink and adjusted your schedule, you’ll have more time to spend on the more important things such as taking the company to the next level with new and exciting plans.

Have a restorative getaway break

From time to time, every CEO needs a break to avoid leadership burnout.

Make sure that you don’t deny yourself these breaks or feel guilty for taking them. After all, once you come back after feeling rejuvenated and having had time to reflect, you’ll be able to give your team 100% of your focus and put your newfound energy into those ground-breaking company strategies.

Whether you’re taking a luxury holiday to somewhere exotic or unwinding at a decadent spa accompanied by fine wines and delicious canapes, you need to remember that you’ve earned it!

Holidays abroad give you the chance to experience something new and leave daily responsibilities and stresses at home. It’s a great way to break out of the mundanity of a typical workday and take some much-needed time to rediscover yourself.

What’s better, when you fly with a luxury travel provider like us it removes all the stress of organising your journey. You can simply sit back with a glass of your favourite tipple and watch the world go by knowing that you’re in our capable hands for a five-star service from start to finish.

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