What To Do When You're Experiencing Burnout
Are you feeling burnt out on some part of your life or of many things in your life?
Maybe you're feeling burnt out on your business or work.
Maybe you're feeling burnt out on a social cause or something you've been passionately spreading awareness about.
Maybe you're feeling burnt out on social media (consuming it, posting, and having online conversations).
Maybe you're burnt out on your social life and want to spend more time to yourself or draw new friendships or community into your life.
Or, maybe you're burnt out on a hobby or activity you enjoyed doing for a long time.
Whatever you are feeling burnt out on is REAL. Burnout is real.
We don't talk about burnout that often let alone what we can do when we are feeling burnt out.
I want to share my 5 things you can do when you're feeling burnout so you can continue to show up for yourself and live the life you REALLY want.
1 ) Be Honest About What You're Feeling
First, acknowledge that it is completely okay to feel burnt out. About anything.
Give yourself permission to feel whatever it is that you are feeling without pushing your feelings away or telling yourself that you "shouldn't" feel burnout.
There are no "shoulds" here. You feel how you feel and that is more than okay.
Be honest with yourself because you deserve it.
2) Recognize That Burnout Is An Opportunity...
It's an opportunity for you to take care of yourself.
It's an opportunity for checking-in with yourself and your boundaries. Have you crossed your own boundaries? Do you need to put some new boundaries in place?
It's an opportunity to go inward and ask yourself what you're REALLY wanting.
Burnout is often a sign that we are growing into another part of ourselves and leveling up in our life.
Burnout is a sign of growth.
What is it that wants to be born?
Is there a way that you want to show up differently? Is there something different that you want to do with your life? Is there a new direction you are craving to go in?
Whatever opportunity burnout is presenting to you, it's important that you take time to rest to let what wants to be born sprout.
It's also important to just rest for rest's sake. Rest from whatever you are feeling burnout about. You are going to need some distance from it to re-charge and rejuvenate.
Give whatever it is that you're burnt out on a rest. And give yourself proper rest.
You will thank yourself for it.
4) Have Fun
Seriously. You're burnt out, it's time to increase your fun. Can you honestly say that you have fun every week? You know, that feeling of FUN?
No? Then, it's time to do something you find FUN and to do it regularly. Give yourself permission to have fun.
I don't know about you, but if fun isn't a part of life, then I want nothing to do with life.
You are meant to have fun in this life.
Give yourself this gift of fun.
Try something new. Is there something you have always wanted to try that seems fun? Do it! Better yet, do it now!
5) Make A Change
Obviously something wants to change if you're feeling burnout, and this is a beautiful thing!
Change is good. Oh, so good.
If we're committed to growth, our minds, desires, goals, and values are going to evolve.
That's all part of getting more in touch with your whole self, and connecting more to the essence of who you are underneath societal constructs.
What kind of change are you hungering for?
Be honest with yourself, let yourself feel ALL of your feelings, let yourself have ALL of your desires. Let yourself dream of something different. Something you're wanting MORE.
It's okay to let go of what no longer serves you. In fact, it's one of the most loving things you can do for yourself.
Follow steps 1-5 to refresh and begin anew. You're worth it and you deserve it.
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