If you are a highly ambitious person, getting used to high-flying life, you probably have been pushing yourself hard in reaching for your dream. It could be your career, your business, your next big deal, or it could be trying your best juggling parenting and building the next successful start-up to the best of your capability.
On a normal day, you know your strength, capability and you keep pushing your limit, assured by the knowledge that you can go faster and further. The momentum builds up and you keep pushing forward, covering new ground, celebrating new milestones along the way.
By this rate, you thought no one could stop you. You are probably right, and yet, one morning, you woke up, and you found that all the zeal, confidence, energy and excitement just fizzled out. You found the list of tasks that you would normally tackle with enthusiasm, becomes an overwhelming burden that you would gladly avoid.
Your mind is sluggish, fatigued and the burning fire that fuels your passion is nowhere to be seen. If you have experienced similar symptoms while chasing your dream, then perhaps you are suffering from a burnout. I’ve had my fair share of burnouts, and no matter how you felt, rest assured you will make a come back to your best or even better.
The thought of staying stuck at this helpless overwhelming state, deprived of motivation, may just send a wave of fear down your spine. Well, burnouts are not permanent, yet it could last for a while if you did not actively shake yourself out of it. And if a burnout does last longer than it is supposed to, it DOES cause a setback or two in your on-going plan.
Here are 3 methods on how to recover from burnout.
I know. The first thought that raced through your mind is, “But there’s so much to do”, “My business needs me”, “I can’t stop what I am doing now”. Well, in most circumstances, your world will not collapse if you take a day or two off from what you have been doing. If you can delegate the tasks off, do it if you can inform people you are taking a break, do it. Here’s why, the longer you allow to remain burned out, the longer it is going to take to recover from it.
Another good reason to stop what you are doing right now is that your mind is now clamping hard on the problems that you are solving right now. When energy is abundant, it becomes a strong razor-sharp focus. But void of energy, it becomes desperate clinging that drains you empty.
By the time you realized you have nothing left to offer, your body probably has been lacking proper meals, healthy workout and some good rest for God-knows-how-long. The strength, agility, and health of your mind, which provides you with the burning fire relies on a healthy body. Like it or not, it is an undeniable fact that as your body goes through a punishing period, your mind has taken its toll in an exhausting manner.
So do yourself a favor, indulge in some of your favorite food, start hitting the gym or take a jog down the park, and just for once, get enough sleep that you thought you didn’t need. You probably could recover the next day if your burnout is not severe.
If you’ve been too focused on your task recently, start connecting to people around you as you need the buzzing positive energy to refresh you. Or alternatively, you can take a stroll along with mother nature depending on how you recharge best.
When you are going through a burnout, you are in a weakened state, physically and mentally. Left unchecked, your weakened mind allows hosts of negative thoughts to creep in, hampering any recovery progress you are to make. Doubts, fear, worries, and anxiety flooded your thought. If you found yourself overwhelmed by the negative thoughts, do remind yourself that this state is only a temporary transition, that as you rise out from this, you will be stronger and better.
When your body has got the rest and attention it needed, it’s time to invest in further developing and training your mind. It’s good to continuously increase your mental capacity the circumstances that cause your burnout will definitely happen again.
I would suggest taking up meditation program as it calms down your mind, and a mind free from anxiety and worry is what you need most recovering from burnout. Also, you probably would like to look at a few energy clearance programs that remove mental blocks so that when you are back in your best element, your mind is as sharp as ever, only with a few mental blocks removed.
When was your last time experiencing a burnout? How did you recover from it? Do share your experience.
I am an engineer-turned-writer who once struggle with social anxiety. After overcoming problems inflicted by low self-esteem and the fear of interaction, I realize the need for taking a holistic approach in developing our mind. I'm sharing my experience, remedies, and techniques that interest me in my quest to be a better self.
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