“It all just feels like too much.” What To Do When You’re On The Edge Of Burnout
You need a fresh look at how you’ve been trying to get there. Strong possibility the things you have been doing haven’t been supporting your vision at all.⠀
“It all just feels like too much!”
Her eyes were filling with tears. This stoic, happy-go-lucky lady was falling apart in front of me and it had nothing and everything to do with her business.
She’d been triggered when we were talking about podcasts, or webinars, or something. It didn’t matter. It could have been anything. ⠀
She’d reached a level of burnout that was immune to everything practical that I could give her right now. No plans, no problem solving, no tactical discussions were going to help because the thought of doing anything right now was just too much.
It was Ground Zero. And when you reach Ground Zero, the last thing you should do is anything.
We stopped talking about her business. We started talking about how she felt. It was non-sensical, weaving, illogical and painful. It was all the things it should be.
Now, I don’t care how committed you are to making your business grow. I don’t care how strong your work ethic is. I don’t care how much you are committed to your cause.
When you’re done, you’re done.
You’re on the knife edge and every teeny tiny thing is going to threaten to send you down.
You need to stop. Just stop everything. Stop it all, put it down, close the door, turn out the lights.
Ploughing ahead is like trying to remove a fish hook by pulling up. All you’re going to do is create a big, nasty scar that may never heal.
Go and do something that has nothing to do with your business. Go take a walk. Take a trip. Leave it for a few days, a week. Do whatever you can do to create separation. You’re not saving lives, and no one is going to die.
Be creative, do what fills you up or just do sweet f*** all.
When the edge has worn off and you can breathe again, it’s time to take a bird’s eye look at what you’re doing. Come back to alignment, come back to your vision, come back to your why and reset.
Then, you need a fresh look at how you’ve been trying to get there. Strong possibility the things you have been doing haven’t been supporting your vision at all.
If you’re there, call me. Please. I can help.
Because that ain’t no way to live your life. You can have better.
Tell me in the comments…
What do you do when you are on the verge of a burnout to slow down and re-evaluate?
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