You plod along day after day facing the same results.
You know what you want but you just can’t reach it. Things are holding you back from achieving what you truly want to achieve. You dread getting up. You dread facing the day. You’re tired at the end of the day.
Something’s gotta change. But what? What can you do?
These are classic indications of burnout. But what truly is burnout? And do you really have it?
Burnout is the point at which you reach exhaustion of either physical or emotional strength and motivation as a result of prolonged stress or frustration.
Burnout can be based on a variety of things, including:
- Having a negative work atmosphere
- Not loving what you are doing
- Not believing in what you are doing
- Having a horrible boss
- Having the wrong clientele
- False feelings of overwhelm
- Negative feelings around inappropriate action
If you see yourself in any of these, and you know you’re probably facing burnout, now what? Where do you go from here?
First, realize that burnout isn’t something controlled by outside sources. Instead, burnout is internalized and comes from self-imposed feelings created in reaction to your surroundings. When you feel pain, you continue to internalize it until it moves from feelings, to daily inflictions, to a complete restructure of your lifestyle.
And that’s when burnout really impacts you.