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Prevent Burnout (3 Steps)

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Hi, welcome back to

your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, I'm going to

share three tips to manage burnout.

Now I believe burnout

happens in the margins.

I'll explain what I mean by that.

I think a lot of times when

we're assessing how we're doing,

we're looking for significant

indicators of something being off.

But as human beings, we have a

pretty big window of tolerance for

stress, emotions, chaotic thoughts,

and even dealing with difficult

people and difficult circumstances.

And so in many momentary reflections,

while we might feel a bit overwhelmed,

it's not to the point where we

would say I can't handle this.

And so what happens?

We continue on with life as usual

and then months or years later were

racked with stress, anxiety, or

depression, or were more edgy than

usual where we feel empty inside.

I think a lot of us have had that

experience of just being worn thin.

But in most cases, that didn't

happen in a single moment.

With the exception of certain

shock traumas, which can happen

over a shorter period of time.

But we'll put that in a

separate category for now.

Most of the time when we're worn

down in this way, it happened

over a longer period of time.

Taking on a lot that we perceived

we could handle, but was slightly

beyond what we should have handled.

And that's why I say burnout

happens in the margins.

It's happening in that extra

five to 7% that is a little

outside of what feels okay.

But we get through it.

It's tiring, but we go another day.

And slowly our emotional rubber band

is being stretched until there's

no more elasticity or it snaps.

So I'd like to give you three steps

to prevent burnout from happening.

Step one is just start by evaluating the

moment to moment experiences of your life,

the core things you're involved with.

And ask is this giving me

energy or draining my energy?

Step two, for the things that

are draining your energy ask,

do I need to be doing this?

And if yes, how can I change

this situation so I'm not feeling

stretched beyond my limit?

Step three, if you can't change certain

things that are draining your energy,

ask yourself, what are some practices

I can add throughout my day to help

mitigate the emotional overload?

Perhaps a few deep breaths multiples times

throughout the day, an evening meditation

to unwind or exercise stretching.

Sothat at the very least

you're rejuvenate and yourself.

I hope this gives you

something to think about.

The key takeaway, just because

you can handle it doesn't mean

you should be handling it.

Thank you for your practice.

And I'll talk to you

soon in the meditation.

Take care.

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