7 Steps To Go From Burnout To Extraordinarily Driven

7 Steps To Go From Burnout To Extraordinarily Driven

7 Steps To Go From Burnout To Extraordinarily Driven

Burnout is an indication that you need a break. It will only get worse the more you ignore the signs of burnout.

You may notice being irritable for no reason, having an unusually short fuse, not enjoying your work, or just exhausted. You may fell “off” or unlike yourself.

Burnout can leave us feeling weary, apathetic and lost. We may no longer enjoy activities that once caused us to thrive.

You may tell yourself you have no time for yourself, but this is exactly when you need to make time.

This is exactly the time to stop and reevaluate your life. There may never be a time that feels perfect for this, but trust me when I say right now is exactly when you need to stop and reassess.

You owe yourself this. Your life depends on it.

 

1.Take Time to Reflect

It is not enough to just take time to give to yourself in outward ways. Your soul is depleted from giving to others more than yourself. It is time to reset, and reevaluate your choices.

Take 10 deep breaths and reflect on activities you are longing for. What have you been neglecting?

Do you love drawing, writing, dancing, singing? Is there something you have stopped doing because you tell yourself you have no time?

It may seem like a giant leap to start doing this again, but it will fill you up again. If you are not clear on it, keep asking.

It may seem like a giant leap to start doing this again, but it will fill you up again. If you are not clear on it, keep asking.

Then, listen intently. Take 20 minutes out of your day to meditate, reflect inwardly. Take a gentle yoga class.

I am often amazed at how many revelations come during even 30 minutes on the mat.

You don’t have to jump into a Power Yoga class right away, unless that is what you need. Try one new activity at a time.

Just find what leaves you fulfilled at the end of the day.

2. Decide the Type of Person You Want to Be & Picture it in Detail

Make a list of people you admire. List their qualities, strengths, and characteristics.

Picture them in front of you. Notice how they move, gesture, talk, and even think. Then, see yourself right beside them. Allow the visualization to unfold before you.

Then, see yourself right beside them. Allow the visualization to unfold before you.

Practice this every day and when you remember. This can be a very powerful tool to becoming who you want to be. Create a mantra stating exactly what type of person you are and what you see yourself receiving.

Create a mantra stating exactly what type of person you are and what you see yourself receiving.

Examples: 

 

“I see myself leading a team of 400 successful sales associates.”

“I see myself in happy, loving, satisfying relationship in which I feel consistently honored.

“I see myself earning 7 figures in a career that makes my heart sing.”

Combine the mantra and visualization as often as possible. You will be amazed how quickly your outside circumstances can change.

You will be amazed how quickly your outside circumstances can change.

3. Start Doing What Makes Your Heart Sing

If money and time were not an issue at all, what would you enjoy doing today? What do you remember doing as a child that made you laugh? This can surprise you.

What do you remember doing as a child that made you laugh? This can surprise you.

This can surprise you.

I knew a lady that was completely burnt out to the point of considering suicide. She got in touch with a love of plants that she once had. she started growing a small herb garden because it made her smile.

She got in touch with a love of plants that she once had. she started growing a small herb garden because it made her smile.

This small desire turned into a thriving business for her within a short amount of time because she was willing to follow her heart first.

Anything can happen. Just start noticing what your heart is really yearning for. Then, don’t talk yourself out of it.

4. Decide How to Serve Others Doing What You Love

Is there a way you could offer this as a service to others?

Your world has an interesting way of lining up events and people to match your ultimate desire.

Just keep doing actions each day that fill you and be ready to see doors opening for you.

5. Develop Daily Action to Serve Others With Your New Found Vision

Again, daily action is key. It is so easy to ignore taking time for our own enjoyment. We justify not doing it because work is more important.

In truth, it is not and we have to stop draining ourselves with this mindset.

Burnout is a warning for us to start paying attention to our needs. If it goes ignored, it can turn into physical ailments that we can’t ignore.

6. Rest & Self Care

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7. Get Clear on Your Hidden Desires

If you died today, would you be happy? What regrets would surface for you? Is there something you wish you would have done or said?

Allow this to come up without focusing on the fear of how it could happen. Get in touch with what it is that you long for. If you had fulfilled this, how would you feel?

Imagine for a moment that you had already completed this. What would that feel like? What type of person would you be?

What is the most joyful way that I can achieve this now?

The answer may not come in words and it may not surface right away. Just ask and listen.

Then, pay attention to signs as you go through your normal daily activities. It will be answered. Pay attention to the little moments. It will become clear.

Before you know it, you will notice more clarity, energy, and enthusiasm present in your life.

Burnout is an indicator that we are ignoring ourselves. It is a warning sign that we have allowed ourselves to give more than we have received and it is time to fill ourselves again.

If we are empty and drained, we cannot be effective in our dialy lives. We have nothing to give to others emotionally, physically, or mentally.

We are essentially walking around as a vacuum desperately needing a refill. Just like a car on empty, we will eventually just stop running. We will come to a sudden halt and it might be at the least opportune time.

It is essential we listen to the signs before it ends in something more serious like an injury, or illness.

For years, I’ve watched my mother give of herself until she ends up in bed or in the hospital. She refuses to make giving to herself a priority.

Then, inevitably, she will break an arm or end up with pneumonia. Her life forces her to stop until she has been filled again.

She is normally in a situation to depend on others while she is replenishes, which is very difficult for her.

After 3 broken bones and an extended hospital stay, she is learning to set boundaries more. She is learning to recognize when she has needs or desires that are not being met.

She is also choosing to rest when she is tired, but it is a practice. For many of us, especially women, it can be hard to value our needs first.

When we do, we realize we have much more to give to our family, relationships, and careers. It keeps us enthusiastically driven and avoids burnout.

Thank you for reading.

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