How To Avoid Burn Out
Burning Steady, Not Burning Out
By Morgana Rae
Burn out is a real risk!
Tips on how to avoid crashing and keep burning steadily...
What happens when everything comes to fruition all at once? You know what I'm talking about: all those years of struggle suddenly pay off. All those things you dreamed of years ago (maybe you gave up on some of them?) are delivered to your doorstep on the same day. Your Universal Delivery Man says, "You ordered it; you gotta sign for it!"
Welcome to your edge! Welcome to possible burn out!
Your edge is the gap between whom you've been and whom you're becoming. It can feel like you're overheating and breaking down.
Your game has gotten bigger. You may have thoughts like, "It's too much too fast," "I have so much to do," "I can't handle it."
Overwhelm is overrated.
Here are three steps to help keep the fire burning without burning yourself out:
- Break your project down into little steps.
There is no game so big that you can't take one step. Got a to-do list from here to eternity? Focus on the here and now. What is the first thing that needs to be done? It doesn't have to be the most important thing, just the most immediate. First things first. Break it down into action steps. When will you do the first step? Step away from the panic button and put one foot in front of the other.
- Give yourself more time!
Don't do today what you can put off until tomorrow. Especially when you have a lot to do today! Schedule anything that can wait, and put it on your calendar for later. This will help you burn steady and avoid burn out. You don't have to do it all right now. You don't have to have it all done right now. (That's a big head game for me.) Pause. Take a look at how far you've already come.
- Discuss, delegate, or dismiss.
Have someone you trust to hear your ideas and concerns. This person is your sounding board, your supporter, and your reality check. Discussion with the right person will help you calm down, sort your thoughts, and make better choices. This is why people hire business coaches.
Get a team! Choose the things that are fun, make you lots of money, or only you can do. Delegate the rest. Someone else can do that other stuff better and faster than you and free you up to do what you do best. Eliminate stress,time-wasting and burn out over what someone else could do for you. You can only grow as big as the team that supports you. What is one thing you can hand over?
Say no. Make space. Get rid of stuff that drains your energy. Don't say yes to what you don't want to do. Clean up your environment. Set your priorities and discard what isn't necessary. Free yourself to focus on what is most important.
"Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do."
~ Michael Korda
About the Author:
Morgana Rae, a master results coach and the creator of Financial Alchemy, is president of Charmed Life Coaching, a successful life and business coaching company that guides clients to attract more than they chase and to enjoy success without sacrificing their humanity. A leading expert on wealth manifestation, Morgana is a popular speaker and frequent television and radio guest. Her Financial Alchemy books, CDs, magazine articles and classes have impacted the lives of thousands of people worldwide. Morgana writes, speaks, and coaches from a desire to witness a whole world of intentional, empowered, charmed living! Contact Morgana at http://www.abundanceandprosperity.com