Oh, “burnout”… my old friend… Burnout and I used to be best buds and if I’m not careful, every now and then we happen to run into each other again. However, over the years I have become much more aware of when “the burn” is starting to show its face and setting myself up properly to not let the “out” hit me.
Burnout can happen for many reasons and it comes along with so many complicated emotions. Feelings of failure, unwanted “success”, the “this isn’t fun anymore”, the “why isn’t this working”, the “I’ve been doing this for so long”… feelings of guilt, shame, blame, sadness, disparity… the list goes on and on.
When someone I’m mentoring hits burnout, what I do now is celebrate with them. Why? Because you never really know your limit until you’ve reached it. And once you’ve reached it, this is when you can really start implementing the changes necessary to create a more sustainable way of life. It’s almost impossible to know what a sustainable way of life looks like until you know what is NOT sustainable. It also does a person no good to attach a negative, victim-like mentality to burnout. No matter what, even in burnout – we must be our own hero.
A few tips on what to do when you know “the burn” is here or is setting in…
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