We have ALL been here! Some of us are there now. Burnout. Just too much. Too much with the kids, too much at work, too much with the family, too much stress, too much of all of it.......and no down time. Within any capacity of any of our many roles we play, burnout can melt you down to your bare, vulnerable bones. It's that lump in your throat that seems to be creeping its way up. So what do we do?! How do we combat burnout or even stop it from happening in the first place?? Sounds good doesn't it?
You need to really grab on to what makes you happy, full of life, full of energy, and fills up your soul's cup! Do you even know? It took me a long time to figure all of this out. Mom of 5, running a household, owning a business, making my marriage a priority; WHEN did I lose myself? WHY did I lose myself? And WHAT do I intend on doing about it? And there is always seems to be that "to be continued....." aspect of all this.
Priorities, priorities, priorities. Remember when you were a kid and you couldn't wait to grow up.....well here you are all grown up with all the responsibilities. Ya tell me about it! Priorities come with your control. We can't control the weather that is going to affect the teenager's softball game tonight, but we sure can control how we react to it and what do about it. It's nice to actually lower the anxiety that comes with prioritizing our day, week, month; well you get the picture!
Fun Fact....did you know good sleep helps you lose fat??? I know right?! It's not the only thing that helps us, but it by far is one of the most crucial. Now if you are like myself, with multiple small children, this is not so easy, but there is hope! Sleep or bed time routines are an integral part in setting our bodies up for a good, quality night's sleep. Bye bye cell phone! Your phone and/or ipad needs some sleep too. While the phone gets to bed....lol...take a couple of deep breaths. Inhaling your positive intentions for the next day while then exhaling all the stress from this day. Just breathe.
I could go on and on here, buttttt then what else would I be able to talk about?
Funny aren't I?
What do you do for burnout? When and how has it impacted your life? And when are WE going to have a conversation.........