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May 14, 2018

Burnout to Balance

How do you go from Burnout to Balance?

50% of people complain that they are mentally and physically exhausted. Most of us have days where we feel depleted, helpless, and overloaded. Where you don't want to get out of bed much less pursue your dreams. If you feel like this most of the time then you may be suffering from burnout.

Our bodies and brains are equipped to handle stress in short bursts, but not over long extended periods of time. The impact of burnout is real. Lack of motivation, decrease in confidence, decrease in performance, increase moodiness, negative thinking—all of which can lower the quality of life. Burnout can feel insurmountable, but this overwhelm is a signal, not a sentence.

Burnout is an emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion that’s caused from prolonged stress. If you're feeling any of these signs of burnout, this episode is for you.

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Show Notes

There are a few signs of burnout and learning to recognize them can help mitigate the problem. If you feel overloaded, overwhelmed, emotionally drained, unable to meet the constant demands at work or in your life. As the stress continues you begin to lose interest and motivation. This burnout reduces your productivity, saps your energy, leaves you feeling increasingly hopeless or helpless, cynical, resentful. Eventually you might feel like you have nothing left to give, but there is hope.

The Cycle of Burnout

  1. Exhaustion
  2. Cynicism
  3. Inefficacy

Six “S”s

  1. Space (Create whitespace for your time)
  2. Selective (Heck ,Yes. OR Heck, No.)
  3. Shift (Mindset / Expectations)
  4. Systemize / Sharpen
  5. Self Care
  6. Support (Positive Peer Group)

Bonus 7th “S” and that would be SHARE.

Tag @jimkwik #kwikbrain and share your favorite tip! What keeps you from burnout?

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