From time to time, almost everybody will feel as if they can’t do IT anymore – whatever IT is. Something has to change, and they have no idea how. It’s called burnout.
The good news is that you don’t ever have to get burned out. The better news is that it’s easy to keep yourself motivated, energized, and looking forward to every new day.
But what happens if you feel burned out today?
Let’s start with something that may not be obvious to you. If you just figured out you were burning yourself out, everybody around you knew it a long time ago. We can always see burnout in somebody else before we can see it in ourselves. So, now that you’ve joined the burnout party, let’s dig in a bit more.
People get confused about burnout and tend to blame it on working too many hours, with too much stress, not enough respect, and the feeling there is no way out. When that happens, dreams die, and you feel stuck. You may indeed find yourself in a burnout crisis, but you don’t have to stay there. In fact—
You don’t have to get more sleep…
You don’t need to ask for a raise…
You don’t need a long vacation…
While all of those things are good and will improve your life, the secret to not getting burned out, getting out of burnout, and never burning out again is simple; switch your activity’s focus to things that excite and drive you.
How many times have you been dead tired yet found time to do something you love?
How many times has an old friend called after a long day, and your mood was instantly brightened?
How many times do you remember being in so in the groove that nothing else mattered?
You’re not burned out. You are doing stuff that you don’t like, and it’s time for a change.
All good questions and the answers will arrive the minute you focus your mind and actions on meaningful and exciting thoughts and ideas – and start doing something about it.