The first and most important thing to understand for yourself is why are you burned out in the first place. Sometimes we think we know why we are burned out but then when we stop and mediate and mindfully think on it we often times find out it might be for a reason we don’t want to admit. I myself have experienced this a time or two.
Some of the top reasons for being burned out (professionally speaking) is there is no room for growth and advancement, you do not like working for your boss, or you work far too many hours and are unable to recover. People don’t often quit their jobs, they quit their employer – specifically the person they work for. Often times they love the job itself.
I once had a job that I actually liked, but I didn’t like who I worked fr so I ended up quitting. Though I don’t recommend quitting without a back up plan. I ended up looking on the side while keeping my current job (despite the stresses) and managed to get accepted with a new employer so I could comfortably resign.
Though sometimes all we have to do is reframe the situation we are in and look at it from a different angle. If you are working too many hours maybe have someone be trained to back up your position so you can take some much needed time off without the stress of coming back to piles of work. Maybe ask your boss if there is anything more to can do to add value. Most employers will like to have someone on their team who is constantly looking for ways to add value. Sometimes people feel there is no opportunity for growth and advancement but did you ask for the opportunity?
Though sometimes we have to go with our gut and if it feels right maybe it is time to search for a new job opportunity or career that will be more satisfying. No job is worth absorbing high levels of stress. Always remember one thing, you have to look out for you. And if that means starting fresh in a new career job then sometimes it’s what we have to do. Sometimes bad situations pave the way for amazing and unbelievable opportunities. All you have to do is trust the universe and take that chance.
I once thought this was a very simple process, I once thought I had found myself and loved myself. Why I started this blog and ultimately the purpoe of this business is because I am slowly finding out that life is about constantly being reborn and discovering yourself and more importanly not only loving yourself but continuing to love yourself. I want to help others rediscover themselves through wellness not just in the physical sphere but the mental, emotional, and spiritual sphere as well. Wellness does not just emcompass the physical body. But the stresses and the anxiety that exisit in an emotional and mental level can significanntly affect our physical body. The good and the bad, we all have that part of ourselves we don’t like and don’t want to share. I very recently came to realize the scars and wounds that I thought I buried in the past decades ago thinking they were gone. But that was just it, I buried them and covered them up rather than acknowledging they were there and worked through it. So when they came to be re exposed and reared their ugly head, it was a rude awakening for me and a very hard lesson in life to learn. It was a painful but necessary step to begin to heal from the tramuas and scars from the past. To acknowdelge parts of myself that I did not accept or love. Then to be able to over come and transfrom into a new enhanced version of myself. I will not say that I am fully there and I am certainly not human, but I am quickly taking steps everyday to get there. I am a better version of myself now than I was a few months ago. It is ok to not be ok, it is ok to feel vulnerable and to experience your emotions. It is important to let them out and not bury them or bottle them up. I have done that for far too long and trust me the longer I waited the more difficult it was to address these parts of myself, my wounds that I never addressed. I am not able to love others or even help others until I love and respect mysefl first. You are valued, you are number one, you are special and unique and always remember that.
Every new day is an opportunity, to start new, start over and to manifest the life you want. It starts with our thoughts, it starts with what we entertain and the feelings we give into. Through discipline, and integrity even through the hardships we fortify our strengths and our ability to grow into a better version of ourselves. Everyday we strive to connect more and learn. Please know that you are important, that you are worthy of all the happiness and joy you could imagine and want. We must embody that which we want to receive, we must be at an energetic match. It does take time and effort, but I know in time you can and will achieve that which your heart desires. May the epiphanies continue to find you and reveal themselves to you, may your eyes continue to be opened. May this prayer reach your heart and soul when you need it most. May the light of who you are grow ever bigger and brighter, much love to you. May peace & joy envelope you today and everyday and reinvigorate your life with meaning and new found purpose. To whoever is reading this, you got this! You are stronger and more powerful than you know.