How To Overcome Burnout

Burnout is a mental, emotional, and even bodily weariness caused by prolonged or repetitive stress. Unrealistic work expectations, micromanagement, bad instructions, isolation, a lack of support, and unfair treatment are all factors that contribute to Burnout. Workplace stress, exhaustion, and anxiety are every day, but Burnout can lead to poor physical and mental health.

You must first set new priorities to be able to stop. Make it a point to slow down, relax, and be honest about what you can let go of. Stop. (At least for the time being.) Before a new way can emerge, you must first discover a way to stop the old one. Recognize the mental and physical agony you’re experiencing. What can you let go of right now and soon? (Ask again if the response is “nothing.”)

 

Consider what you’re capable of doing right now, both physically and mentally. (Ask again if the response is “anything if I push myself.”) Consider your life priorities and what you need to make place for, what you no longer have a heart for, and what you are clinging to the most. Letting go of little things will initially help you release your grasp on even your most powerful (and sometimes harmful) attachments.

When the “yes, but…” voice appears, be aware of it and try your best not to listen to it or act on its advice. This is the expression of your desire to preserve a system on life support that is unsustainable. It’s motivated by your fear of the unknown since if you quit doing what you’re doing, you don’t know what will happen (and your “yeah, but…” voice is confident it’ll be terrible!).
Gather resources to assist you, separate from this voice long enough to accept reality and make the necessary changes to live a more authentic and fulfilling life.

 

Remember that change is a series of events rather than a single event. Begin with modest tasks, then progress to more significant tasks that must be completed.