When you’re stressed out, taking your foot off life’s gas pedal is the last thing you’ll be inclined to do.
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 : )