Three Ways to Avoid Burnout
3 Simple Tips and Hacks to Help you to Avoid Burnout
Burnout is something we all face, but it isn’t something we all have to face in life. Like any other issue in life a little bit of educaiton can go a long way. Mastering many different tips, tricks, and life hacks can help you avoid the sensation of being burnt-out. That being said, here are three more tips on how you can start to work towards destroying the feeling of being burnt out.
- Don’t say yes. It doesn’t matter if you’re a stay at hone mom/dad or the CEO of a major company you have to stop saying yes to everything. No I can’t bake the bake sale cookies and drive carpool every week, no, the meeting with the board every twenty minutes is just not going to happen. Burnout happens all the time because we continue to fill are already filled plates, you need to learn to say “NO.” At first people will be shocked, but after a while they know that you aren’t doing 1,999 tasks a day for them. This doesn’t mean help nobody, but don’t say YES to everybody.
- This is MY TIME. You know why you’re burned out, it’s because you think that you need to do everything for everyone and then do things for yourself. CEO, parent, friend, or all three you need to block time for yourself. For example from 1–2 is lunch, maybe you want this to be your watch TV, not talk to anyone time. Maybe you want to block out less than an hour to get things done for yourself. You can take 15 minutes to read, listen to something, or take a bath. No matter what it is start setting time for yourself before you set time for everyone else. Just like an important meeting never miss your time.
- Unreasonable Standards. You don’t have to be Captain America or Super Mom. Yes it is nice, but at the end of the day it is unsustainable. You can’t do everything, can’t be perfect at everything, and don’t need to accomplished huge feats everyday. Understand this or you’ll never avoid burnout, and you’ll always feel down. I’m not saying don’t try to do things or be great, but don’t try to do the impossible and hold yourself to standards you wouldn’t hold other people to.
Overall avoiding burnout is not hard if you have the right mindset. These three mind tricks will help you to avoid burnout and live a much better life. Burnout does not have to be a constant in your life, I can honestly say I never feel burned out, and I do a lot of things.