When you think of brain burnout, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Surely, images of someone so burnt out that they become a vegetable with no brain function left. Well, what if you were told that answer isn’t that far off what really happens?
During brain burnout, the brain’s emotional response is suppressed, as well as a general impression of having a short fuse.
The simplest way to cure this is usually embarking on a well-earned break from the stresses of everyday life.
Sometimes all we need is some fun and laughter to fix the universe how it was meant to be.
Here are a few ways how laughter and fun can cure your symptoms of brain burnout.
Laughter Boosts Energy Levels.
During a burnout phase, you frequently feel tired and without energy. This could be due to the diminished action of dopamine, epinephrine, and glutamate in the brain, which are classically referred to as stimulatory neurotransmitters.
Laughter has been shown to boost endorphins, known to increase motivation and energy levels. Laughter and exercise are two of the best ways to boost your endorphin levels.
Having A Good Time Makes You Sleep Better.
The inability to sleep and poor energy levels tend to go hand in hand, and are both classic symptoms of burnout. However, having a good time makes you sleep better, which translates to enhanced energy during the day time. It will not happen overnight, but consistent good days should be able to make a strong dent in correcting brain burnout translating to better sleep every night.
Your Tolerance Improves When You Have Fun.
Sometimes being snarky is not deliberate, but a response to stressors that push you over the brink. Some people experiencing burnout display reduced tolerance for errors, or conversation as a whole, and find themselves snapping at everyone around them for seemingly tiny things.
However, cultivating a home or workplace that is fun will only serve to benefit everyone, tolerance improving along the way.
The result? Better social interactions with everyone around you.
You Increase Self Awareness.
During a period of burnout, you lose all self-regard; health starts to plummet, you are less inclined to work out, and personal hygiene may start being as issue. These symptoms only make things worse, as people may start to withdraw from around you, and health complications may occur. Some good old fun can help prevent this eventuality, since as your endorphins increase you are likely to spend more time on yourself, valuing your self-worth.
Your Body Moves Better.
When suffering from a burnout, your body aches, movement is difficult and you just want to sit like a potato all day long. When you have fun, your body anticipates going out and doing things. Psychological pain (or referred pain) fades away unless there is a true cause, and muscles contract better. Serotonin levels also improve, boosting your mood and leaving you less likely to be withdrawn in your shell.
Your Efficiency Explodes.
If there is one sign that someone is suffering from brain burnout, it is the fact that they get very little done over a long time, or that the quality of their output seems much lower than what it normally is.
If a break from work in impractical, then the next best thing is to have hearty good times with friends, doing crazy things that make memories forever. Working harder just for the sake of a little more cash never solved any problems in the world, but rather just hastens your exit from it.
Laughter is not the end all cure of brain burnout, but is able to remedy it in cases of simply being overworked without sufficient recreation. Burnout hurts society as a whole, from workplace efficiency, to social and family relations. If this proves anything, it is the fact that you should never neglect play in the quest for doing more.