There's a lot that's changed in the face of COVID-19—routines, schedules, and social events have all taken a hit. But burnout, as much as we may pray for it to ebb, isn't going anywhere. Burnout is ever-present, especially during the global pandemic. If you're fortunate enough to work from home, you may feel a pit in your stomach that you can always do more, and you may feel a hitch of anxiety after deciding to sign off for the day.
Even without the hustle and bustle of a crowded commute and back-to-back office meetings, mental burnout is still a thing. What's more, many of the ways we used to combat that burnout might not be available to us at the moment (such as taking a long walk outside or meeting up with friends to blow off some steam).
However, reiki master Kelsey Patel says it's possible to evade burnout, even amid the coronavirus. "It's about creating micro-changes in the macro shift of your life," she tells me on this episode of the mindbodygreen podcast. To make these changes, here are three easy "micro-moments" that can help you feel more centered and self-aware. Spoiler: Each of these micro-moments takes no more than five minutes!