How To Overcome Burnout



Burnout happens when we decide to say yes too often to all the things that burn the fire out within us. The times we spend doing the things that take the fire away from our soul will eventually lead us to a burned out road. There are times when I find it extreamly difficult to keep myself from burning out because I spend most of my day's tiptoeing on the surface.


As a mom, I have to be present at every moment of the day. Not only because I refuse to live my life feeling numb doing things that don’t really have a purpose. But because I don't want to wake up one day to the realization that I have spent many years of my life tiptoeing around barely giving it my all. As a parent, I got to be aware of everything I do, say and am to my children. I am the person they look up to for advice, acceptance and for an example. Anything I say and do, they learn to reflect it back to me. It is my most important priority to make sure that I lead by an example that I can be proud of. It is my greatest mission to raise them a way that their gifts can shine in this world. To grow up and live the life that they have always dreamed of.


With that said, there are moments in life when I get exhausted and choose to sprint through it which leads me to burnout. If I choose to neglect the signs, the recovery ends up being longer then expected. I have recently faced a burned out session so intense that my own body decided to start giving up on me. I could only do so much before I found myself one day waking up and not being able to get out of bed. It’s a scary feeling knowing there is nothing wrong with you, but your body refuses to tell you otherwise.


There I was one morning, laying in bed realizing that every part of my body is giving up on me. Everything from the inside out was numb, and I no longer had any control over the things that I wanted to do. All because I refused to ignore my own battery life. The scariest of all was the realization that this feeling stayed for weeks. Regardless on how much I tried to catch up on rest to recharge nothing helped. I knew that I would have to do a major change in my life to prevent myself from burning out.


I encourage you to watch out for these signs and take better care of yourself. Learn to say no to the things that serve no purpose. Most of all, learn to push a couple pause buttons when life seems overwhelming, and go back to the basics.


Signs you are experiencing a burnout:

  • Feelings exhausted even after getting enough sleep

  • No energy to do the things you love

  • Overwhelmed by small tasks

  • Lack of motivation

  • Negative thoughts

  • Snapping easily

  • Lacking Self-Care


How to overcome it:

  • All things self-care because it is essential

  • Boundaries for yourself and everyone around you

  • Prioritize the things you must do and the ones that can wait

  • Perspective on situations happening in your life

  • Take a step back and make things simple

  • Learn to say no

  • Learn to rest and not quite

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