Avoid Hospitality Burnout: Five Ways to Hit “Reset!”
Spring is around the corner! With changes to COVID-19 mandates, outdoor dining, and the day-to-day of service, it can be a challenge to catch a breath.
How do we do it all?
Avoid letting moments of being overwhelmed take you over the edge; burnout is no joke. Here are some tips we use when we are approaching or in the middle of super busy times.
It’s hard to do “simple,” but breathing can be a game changer. There are several breathing techniques that help to bring some calm into your life. We like the “4-7-8 breathing technique,” also known as “relaxing breath.” This is useful to reduce anxiety and help with sleep. Not familiar? Google it! ;)
Everyone needs a sounding board sometimes. In a high-stress industry like #hospitality, it is important to have a trusted network that can hear your frustrations, understand your point of view, and even validate your feelings! We encourage you to do this in a healthy way, and always be mindful of limiting how long you focus on negative or stressful situations. Move on quickly!
We underestimate how important restful sleep is. In an environment that demands late nights, weekends and long hours, prioritizing sleep can be a challenge. Routine is good! Find what works best for you and make an effort to stick with it. Be mindful about how you feel each day and adjust if you need to.
Staying organized makes or breaks me; there are times when I am better at managing my time than others. Keeping up with the kids, work and life can be overwhelming. Planning ahead helps me to look at what’s coming, prioritize, and be present for my professional and personal relationships. We encourage you to do the same!
Having realistic expectations is so important. If you drop the ball or fall behind, give yourself some grace. We all need to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and start again sometimes. Forgive yourself the way you forgive others and move on. Onward!