Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed due to your current job? If so, are you at the point where you feel like everything is out of your control and you don’t even know where to start to get back on track? If this sounds anything like you, then you’re on the edge of burnout.
Burnout can often make you feel hopeless, like nothing is in your control. I’m all too familiar with this song and dance. I look back to when my burnout began and wish I could get all the time I spent on work back. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way, we have to go through the journey to get to our destination and my journey was a long one! Finally, my daughter Addison was the wake up call I needed to get my life back. I left corporate to stay at home with her and during my time at home, I focused on learning what got me into burnout to begin with. After months of working on myself and truly getting reacquainted with the happy go lucky person I used to be, I realized God put me through this journey to help others.
The first step in getting yourself out of burnout is to make time for yourself CONSISTENTLY. I know this sounds easy, but for all of you overachievers actually putting this into practice is harder said than done. In order to follow through, sit down and schedule personal activities to do DIRECTLY after work. The second step is to schedule your personal activity with a friend or family member. Now someone is depending on you to show up, you’re now holding yourself accountable. Try this consistently for a month and take inventory of how productive and effective you are the next day. I promise you’ll see a difference in your productivity and personal satisfaction.
You’ve got this!