Are you Burned Out?

In today’s society, it is all too common to find the average person coping with burnout. At work, home, in relationships, it all adds up to doing too much with too little. Here are few ways to beat the burnout blues.

Take Note of your Attitude

overworked_burnoutAre you cranky? Snarky to someone who has pushed that last button, or gotten on that last nerve? Go for a walk, or take a break to reset your mental and emotional mood. Spend some time outside, if possible in sunlight, to help improve your mood.

“Should” Isn’t a Command

Do you find yourself saying, “I should do this” instead of taking that much needed break? Do not get caught in the trap of doing everything on the To-Do-list, before you can take that walk in a park? Unless it is life-threatening, there is nothing that can’t wait for a 10-minute recharge, like having a cup of coffee, playing a round at of pokies or reading that great book you have been pushing away for weeks.  This is a good rule when dealing with emotions and feelings.

Make NO your favorite word

Do you over commit to activities or work projects? Find yourself saying yes to everything thrown your way by the boss, your coworkers, and the school? Make a 2-letter word your new best friend, and burnout will stay away. Saying NO to a project is another way to limit the stress and burnout that comes from over committing yourself.

Make burnout a thing of the past and above all, do not neglect yourself. A half day of pampering yourself goes a long way in distressing your life. Using these tools will make it easier for you to cope with all life has to throw at you.

The Impact of Music on the Human Mind

It is a known fact that art has the capability to impact a person’s mind. There are several forms of art that have a profound effect on the human mind, which is a very complex creation. Doctors and therapists are increasingly using different art forms to recover their patients. However, music is one of the most widely used art forms in this regard.

The use of music to help reconnect Alzheimer’s patients with their past memories is very common now. Even though the result is temporary, the treatment has proven to be beneficial as it helps the patient go back in time and recall moments. This treatment has also been proven to boost a patient’s mind.

Almost every form of art has some kind of effect on the human mind. At times, the effect is negative and one has to be a little careful about it. Talking about music, it has the power to sooth a person’s mind. However, music can also do damage if not used properly. It has to be remembered that music impacts different people differently, and should be used with care.

Music can get a person nostalgic and bring back the memories attached to it. It has the ability to enhance a person’s mood and vice versa. This is one of the main reasons why there is different kind of music for different occasions. Sad songs remind people of the sad happenings in their lives and may send them in a state of depression. Whereas, hip and happening numbers give them the energy to stand up and dance.

Several studies and experiments have proven the viability of art on the human mind. Several psychologists are using this form of art to treat their patients. It has also been proven that music helps you remember things, which is why it is easier to remember lyrics. Nevertheless, some forms of music, such as very loud music, may have negative effects.

It is a very artistic form of art that has several uses. It does not only entertain a person, but also leaves a long-lasting impact.