Burnout is a state of extreme emotional, physical and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress that has never been addressed.
COVID has brought so many different forms of emotion to so many of us and burnout is at the forefront of this!
Burnout is actually considered an epidemic in our current world. Surrounded by devices and never being able to switch off is making it more and more difficult for anyone to live in the moment and walk away from constant “busyness”!
For me….COVID caused my lingering burnout to slap me in the face!!!!
For so many years I felt it building, ignored the signs and instead, like most busy people, I kept pushing myself onwards. Constantly pushing myself to be this person I felt I had to be in order to be successful in all areas of my life. BUT what was actually happening was I was slowly losing myself to burn out and constant negative thoughts about life and myself!
At the peak of COVID and the restrictions my business, as I knew it, was swept out from under my feet. Yes, I did pivot and am prospering now, BUT not before I went through burnout. It manifested as complete emotional exhaustion, feeling constantly drained, tired and unable to cope with the most simple of tasks...oh and don’t even get me started on the negative thoughts and self talk ☹.
My body felt like lead….every day I was just going through the motions to get the home schooling done, rebuild a business that had crashed to the ground and support my family the best I could!
Is this you?
I get you girlfriend and I have your back!
Other signs of burnout include the inability to cope with anything, constantly snapping at your loved ones, feeling drained and tired all the time. You have difficulty concentrating, often lack creativity, always letting things slip and forgetting important appointments, etc.
Does this sound like you?
I’m here to hold your hand and show you it doesn’t have to be this way any longer!
Here’s some great and simple ways to overcome burnout and stay motivated with life:
The most effective tool to help you overcome burnout and find your way back to YOU is to REFRAME YOUR MIND.
Whatever your situation is right now, there are always steps you can take to improve your state of mind.
Remember to be gentle on yourself and approach the new YOU calmly. Discover the right path for YOU, you don’t have to have all the answers at once.
If none of the above help you on your journey of overcoming burnout consider talking to an expert, be that a counsellor or mindset/life coach to help you discover the direction you need.
With the help of a professional, you can learn to recognise and tackle the signs of burnout, set healthy boundaries, and feel confident to speak up when you begin feeling overwhelmed. They can introduce you to healthy stress coping strategies, while sharing small tips and ways in which you can improve your effectiveness at work and at home.
You’ve got this girlfriend. It’s time to start feeling energised and focused on what is going to fill your cup every single day
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