Nicole's Tips to Combat Burnout

Loving Kindness Meditation with Nicole

Burnout has taken on increased importance as the stresses of living and working through a global pandemic have pushed many people to and beyond their breaking points. To support you in your wellness journey, Wellbeats instructors are sharing their wellness insight and offering advice on ways to combat burnout.

Wellbeats instructor Nicole L. is a yoga teacher, life coach, and self-care advocate. She helps people reconnect with their bodies, calm their minds, and live the life they have imagined for themselves. Working from the perspective that everyone has the tools to heal within them, Nicole guides her clients to uncover their hidden potential and ability to heal.

Mindfulness with Nicole L
Wellbeats instructor Nicole L.

Nicole’s Philosophy on Mindfulness to Combat Burnout

“My specialty is in yoga for stress management, anxiety, and overall mental health and wellness,” Nicole said. “My favorite self-care quote is, ‘You, yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.’ Some say this is a quote from Buddha.”

Connection Between Burnout and Mindfulness

“When practicing mindfulness, you become much more aware of your inner state,” Nicole said. “By cultivating a greater state of awareness, you have greater access to the signs and symptoms of burnout before it occurs. Mindfulness can be a useful tool to mitigate burnout and to assist in recovery from it.”

Nicole’s Mindfulness Tips to Combat Burnout

Practice the STOP meditation.

  • S: Stop whatever you are doing for a few moments.
  • T: Take a few deep belly breaths.
  • O: Observe how you are feeling.
  • P: Proceed with greater present moment awareness.

Practice square breath. This is used by the military to stay calm and focused!

  • Inhale for a count of four.
  • Pause and hold your breath for a count of four.
  • Exhale for a count of four.
  • Pause and hold your breath for a count of four.
  • Continue with several more rounds until you feel calmer and more focused.

Engage your five senses. When you’re feeling anxious and overwhelmed, it can be helpful to use a mindfulness technique that utilizes our five senses.

  • Look around at five things or objects you can see.
  • Find four things to touch, such as your clothes against your skin, a pencil, etc.
  • Listen for three sounds that you can hear, close by or off in the distance.
  • Try to find two things that you can smell around you.
  • Notice any sense of taste in your mouth or on your tongue. Coffee? Leftover toothpaste?

Loving Kindness Meditation with Nicole
Loving-Kindness Meditation with Nicole

More Tips to Combat Burnout

To learn more tips to combat burnout from Wellbeats instructors, read our comprehensive industry report, “Get Personal: An Employer’s Guide to Ending Burnout” now.

Take a Wellbeats Class with Nicole

Already a Wellbeats member? Try Mindfulness with Nicole now. Give yourself permission to take a quick five-minute breathing and mediation break anytime you need it. Explore Nicole’s complete Wellbeats class collection.

About Wellbeats, a LifeSpeak company

Wellbeats, a LifeSpeak company is a leading provider of on-demand virtual fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes for use in workplaces of all sizes, health plans, on college or university campuses, multi-family housing, the U.S. military, and fitness and health clubs. Based in St. Louis Park, MN, Wellbeats makes fitness accessible, affordable, and approachable for everyone. More than 1,000 classes and 30+ programs are available to help members stay on track and meet their goals. To learn more, visit or check out a sampling of the company’s fitness classes during a Facebook Live class, and follow Wellbeats on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.