Healing Burnout

I believe we can reduce burnout by going on regular dates with solitude. To walk and talk with ourselves creates a path to understanding our personal priorities. Once we truly see the whole canvas, the adjustments to our artwork surely follows.

MENTAL HEALTH

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2021-06-07 2 min read

Stress pitter-pattering through my nervous system. Agitated. Moody. Broody. 

A high heart rate and speedy thoughts parallel to multiple stress poos. At the base of it all? Passive overwhelm. Layers of responsibility stacked high like a dry, apathetic chocolate cake. 

Burnout.

Did you know in 2019 some wanky statisticians confirmed that burnout effects almost 50% of our western workforce? I don’t even want to google post-pandemic metrics but I’m going to take a punt and assume that figure has climbed.

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I personally have experienced the burnt toast effect. I ponder over yonder “How did I get here?”, another thirty-something chronically stressed lady of lyf. It’s taken a bit of journalling and self-auditing but it seems relatively obvious. My experience of burnout has been induced by two core mishaps - 

1. Functioning each day without any personal alignment to the deeper motives in my life.

2. Giving a fanny what other people think.

These two elements are a collective challenge for our species.

Sometimes we get so busy intellectualising the pathology of experiences such as burnout, we look only to the environmental contributors. “My boss Darren is a real cock-rag. He takes projects from me all of the time and overuses the word ‘caveat’. That diddle is the cause of my burnout”. Bosses, jobs, relationship stress and parenthood can all foster a strong sense of burnout. Yet, would those things matter so much if we had a firm grasp on our most conscious sense of self?

I have noticed lately my stress and anxiety has been increasing alongside my lack of presence with myself. Being unable to sit with my own thoughts seems to occur when I place value in things that don’t really matter to me - such as my lame job or what other people think of me. However those realities don’t inform my identity. Only I inform my higher self.

I believe we can reduce burnout by going on regular dates with solitude. To walk and talk with ourselves creates a path to understanding our personal priorities. Once we truly see the whole canvas, the adjustments to our artwork surely follows.

"But where do I start you wisdom-filled bitch?"

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Questions. Constantly ask yourself questions.

Do I need this particularly horrendous job? Can I reduce my expenses and pivot towards a role that doesn’t cause me to snap at my partner or apply anusol on my regular stress polyps? Are the people continuously judging me really the panel who decides my worth in this world? The answers will guide you toward the actions required in order to reduce your burnout. After all, everyone deserves reprieve and some daily peace fam.

Want to meditate away your stressy stuff? Check out this gem by Tara Brach.

Xoxo
Breezy

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