Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin?
Feel overworked and underutilised?
Maybe you’re starting feel burned out.
2020 has been a marathon. If you hang around the finish line of a marathon and you’ll see a lot of people on the ground, temporarily beaten by their exertion. Operating at a high capacity under difficult conditions can lead to burnout.
A positive mindset and taking care of yourself is critical to ensure you are in the right frame of mind to take advantage of opportunities and keep your business running as it should.
The truth is; if you have a least maintained most of your customers, kept most of your staff, and kept your business operating you are in a good place. Focus on the positive. Keep looking towards the future, there can be no growth in the past.
Tips for keeping a positive mindset
- Celebrate your wins: No matter how small or large, celebrating wins is an important step in reinforcing positivity.
- Look at failures as a lesson: “Don’t wish it were easier, wish that you were better” – Jim Rohn
- Realise you have the power to choose: Your ability to choose what you do with your time is yours. “When we surrender our right to choose, we give others not just the power but also the explicit permission to choose for us.” – Greg McKeown
- Build or utilise your support system:You are the sum of your 5 closest friends. Make those positive, successful and supportive.
Signs and symptoms of burnout
- Physical symptoms: Chronic stress may lead to physical symptoms like headaches, stomach pains etc.
- Emotional exhaustion: Burnout causes people to feel drained. They often lack the energy to get their work done.
- Reduced performance: Individuals with burnout feel negative about tasks. They have difficulty concentrating and often lack creativity.
If anything here sounds familiar, feel free to book in with me for a chat (link below) to see how I help my clients reduce stress and gain time.
Also here’s a great podcast on ‘protecting the asset’ featuring Greg McKeown the author of ‘Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less’.