We've all been there. That feeling when you wake up in the morning and just feel... done. You feel that there's not enough coffee in the world to make things happen. Burnout is inevitable and happens to all of us; it can be paralyzing. The trick is to work on avoiding it by being proactive. I use the following five things daily to avoid burnout.
A. Prioritize your workload
Separate the most important from the stuff that’s not as important. I love lists.
You have to write things down; a great way to fail is to carry it all around in your head. Also, you can't do it all. 50% of something - 100% of nothing.
B. Work with purpose
When I work on something I'm passionate about, it doesn't feel like work. I don't work with toxic clients (see a previous mantra for more about that). Naturally, work is work and sometimes isn't enjoyable; but, if you move towards the light and work on things that feel you with excitement--you'll be contagious.
C. Give away what you have learned freely and to anyone that asks.
Yes this even means your potential competition (Steve Shull Story) Making someone else feel good can only make you feel better; plus, its the unwritten law of economics, the more we give the more we receive.
Exercise is my best therapist, I never want to go but I always do and when I do I am always glad I did.
E. You are not in control - No stress. The universe has it all mapped out. Spend time meditating.
Thanks for being here, PL