Burnout… it’s a sneaky bugger that rears its ugly head at some stage of our lives, whether it be in our careers, our busy family lives, a combination of both, and more. It’s both exhausting and soul destroying when you finally realise, too late, that you’re gripped in its clutches. Seriously not fun.
This sound like you?
Trying to be everything to please everyone (not least your internal judge). Trying to fit absolutely everything in and then some. Struggling to be the perfect mother, the perfect wife the perfect career woman, the winning employee, the perfect friend, the perfect dinner guest… and sex kitten! Trying to - stay slim, stay fit, be witty, be funny, have dinner on the table on time, clean house, grow happy kids, maintain balance, keep cool, calm and collected… I’m exhausted just typing it all out!
Sure, life is all about finding balance in the imbalance as well as testing our boundaries and discovering our limits.
And sure! Burnout is definitely one way of finding and defining them. But what if there were another way…
What if you just took time every now and again to make some space… Rest.
Allow yourself a moment to become fallow ground: just hang, sit back, take stock, and regenerate BEFORE you leech all the goodness out of your own soil.
What’s the worst that could happen?
Once you get around your pirate brigade telling you you’re lazy, that you’ll never have the energy to start again, that you will morph into a sloth and everyone will lose faith in your capacity to do your job; you might just find that under all that struggle to be more, do more, have more is something you’ve overlooked.
A wiser part of you.
The intuitive part that knows how to test your limits and redefine your boundaries, without completely exploding the speed limit. The part of you that will lead you to your edge without pushing you straight over the precipice! Your inner sage, who knows that resting BEFORE you crack, gives you the strength and clarity to move on with greater confidence.
It’s only Tuesday, but we’re pretty unconventional round here, why wait till Friday for a pause?
Take a breather