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Anti-burnout Challenge, Day 3:

Complete the stress cycle

This is Day 3 of our five-day anti-burnout challenge. Day 1 was about shutting down; Day 2 was about self-compassion. Stay tuned for two additional exercises.

Everyone knows that people are stressed out, and we often think of the remedy to stress as relaxation—having a beer after work, watching Netflix to get your mind off things, burying yourself in your phone on break.

But that’s not what we’re talking about today. Instead, we’re paving a path toward relaxation by calming the nervous system. That can mean “relaxation” in the sense of meditation or deep breathing. But doing something like watching TV still leaves your body with all the stress hormones for which you want to get rid.

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