Addressing Personal & Professional Burnout
Are you experiencing personal or professional burnout? Feeling like your best isn’t good enough? Are you unengaged and wondering what happened to that loving feeling? Have you ever heard the saying, “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results?” Well, it’s time to do something differently and address the root of the problem.
What you’re doing isn’t working (for you anymore) and it could be for a range of reasons. Maybe you’re tired, overworked, disinterested or feel like you’re stuck in a rut. You’ve hit the feeling of disappointment and it’s time to evaluate your options.
If you’re tired of the same ole’ thing, or feeling like each day is Groundhog Day; effort alone will not be the solution to your problem. You’ll need to pair effort with strategy. Discover what is really making you feel this way. If it’s the morning hustle of getting yourself and the kids ready, fed and dropped off to school on-time; find out exactly what your stressors are in the process. Are you not giving yourself enough time? Are there things that can be done the night before to make your life easier? Take charge by optimizing your routine and allowing time for the unexpected.
If your burnout stems from work, is it that you’ve become disinterested? Maybe each day has become repetitive and you’re in need of some excitement to reengage. Maybe you’re under-challenged in your role at work and boredom is prompting these feelings. Take control of your future and set up a meeting with your manager to explore how you can take on new challenging projects. A slight shift to your priorities or assisting a new team in your down time could be an easy solution. You might even stumble into a new opportunity that you weren’t aware existed. Do what you can to make your job grow with you.
When you feel the angst of burnout, push through and find solutions to your problems. Stagnancy will not save or excite you. Once you’ve come out on the other side you’ll see firsthand how perseverance has made you stronger and more in control of your happiness.