Often, stress overwhelms us because deadlines are looming. Kids are hungry. Bosses are expecting results. Co-workers need your collaboration. In the face of all these demands, you’d probably give your right arm to just fall into bed and sleep for 12 hours, read that best-selling novel, or finally book that vacation you’ve been talking about for the last 10 years. . .
But you don’t do any of that because life just won’t stop. And, you think you can’t stop, either.
Years ago, when doctors told me I was suffering from adrenal fatigue and needed to make some massive changes, I assumed I could fix my problems without making massive changes.
After all, as a mentor and teacher to women who are trying to bring more balance and calm into their lives, surely I can do this easier than anyone else, right?
Burnout happened to me because I became so stressed. . . and stayed in that pattern for so long. . . that my body lost its ability to recognize its own warning signals (I talk about that all here). Instead of slowing down when I flew off the handle or started crying for no good reason, I excused my behaviors, blamed circumstances around me, and promised I’d do better.
Except I couldn’t do life better…unless I was willing to do life differently.
Maybe this sounds familiar.
Maybe like me, you are also on the brink of burnout. . . but you’ve been unable to realize it because your life is so jam-packed with stress, overwhelm and anxiety.
If so, here’s a good first step.
When you download my free Tools for Overcoming Burnout, you’ll receive a self-assessment tool and be asked to answer a few questions. Your answers will help reveal just how burned out you really are.
Once you’ve got your results, go to the next page where you’ll find a Self-Awareness exercise that addresses that big question: what can you do when you’re burned out? These simple action steps might feel small but will make a big difference in how you approach your stress, anxiety and overwhelm.
Take good care : )