Hello I’m Brian Tracy,
Today I want to give you some tips on how to recover from being burned out.
You may have heard the story of Icarus in Greek mythology,
he was more a flame out than a burn out.
When he flew into the Sun on wings of wax
that he had made himself,
and feathers that he had attached to the wax,
it was to escape a labyrinth a prison of his own invention.
Our lives may sometimes seem like Icarus labyrinth
as we fly on our own wings of stress towards burnout.
As balance falls away,
every day becomes another bad day.
The exhaustion and joylessness of burnout
are surpassed only by a lack of interest in life
once filled with challenge and satisfaction.
I just came back from 41 days on the road
and suffered complete burnout.
By the time I got home, I slept for almost three days,
just to get my energy level back up to normal.
Everyone has bad days but
when those bad days stretch on and on,
you may be heading for burnout,
or you are already there.
So how can you tell the difference between
transitory stress which is normal natural and actually healthy,
and chronic burnout which is no good.
Burnout results from unrelenting stress,
but burnout is not the same as stress .
Stress is too many pressures
demand far too much of what you can’t physically and psychologically cope with
and deal with on a regular basis.
Nevertheless, people who are stressed can imagine that they can get through it
and regain control.
Not so with burnout,
Burnout is the opposite of too much.
When you are burned-out, you are running on empty.
You lack motivation and art beyond caring.
If you are burned-out you see no hope of positive change
and just give up.
那么 如果你正在遭受厌倦情绪的摧残 该怎样对待它呢？
So, if you’re suffering from burnout, how do you deal with it?
You can deal with the helpless feelings of burnout, and get you life back in balance.
You must first realize that you are, in fact, burned out.
Your dysfunctional thought processes and inadequate problem-solving mechanisms
are threatening your relationships, your job and your health.
It’s time to call a time up,
and realize that you can regain your balance
and get your life back in order.
First know that you can recover.
You can recover from burnout,
but it does not go away on its own.
It will only get worse unless you
and get at its underlying causes.
Identify why you have experienced burnout
are the causes related to work, your personal life or perhaps both.
do you feel resentment over how much or how little is expected of you?
What is missing that would restore your former job
personal satisfaction and enthusiasm.
Next, listen to your body.
Your body in your current state of burnout, probably needs attention.
You burn out taking care of your life’s responsibilities and the needs of others.
It is now time to pause
and think about the basics of good health,
and how a healthy body contributes to the sense of well-being
that you need to get past burnout.
You can start by getting more exercise,
remember those endorphins and how they flooded your body with a sense of
exhilaration and accomplishment when you use to workout.
Get back to your exercising
even if you just start slow and take a walk in the fresh air.
Stay hydrated, drink lots of water.
They say eight 8-ounce glasses per day,
And lay off the starch and grease from the
food dispensing machine or fast food drive-thru.
you will sleep better,
stop tossing and turning over your worries in the middle of the night.
Take a leave of absence or vacation.
You can get a great start on your recovery from burnout
by taking a real vacation.
Time and distance from what is causing the burnout will
allow you to decompress and regain your balance.
When you return to work nothing will have changed,
but you need the space to come up with long-term solutions
to what is causing your burnout.
Examine your personal values and goals.
Burnout can result when your job is out of sync with your values,
or is not aligned with your long-term goals.
Do you even know what your values and goals are?
Doing a self analysis will give you that deeper understanding
get to the underlying causes of burnout.
Finally, invest in yourself.
In your journey from Icarus to Phoenix,
the fire bird, not the city,
you can rise from the ashes of your burnout.
You only need to pause, understand that why
and what burns you out in the first place.
And invest the time and effort to recover.
Look at your values and goals
and understand why their misalignment or blurriness
have contribute to your burnout state.
Before we wrap up,
I’d like to leave you with a thought to share with your friends and followers:
Accept that you are
where you are and what you are because of yourself.
If you don’t like it, change it.
Now I’d love to hear from you, so my question today is this:
Have you ever been burned out?
what did you do that helped you to recover.
Leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to follow up with you.
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