How to keep a check on Burnout
Burnout is a term we hear often, but what does it even really mean?
We can feel tired and overwhelmed any day, right?
So what is so special about burnout anyway?
Like a lobster who thinks its taking a cosy warm bath and doesn't notice the heat turning up gradually until it is already half boiled you can find yourself in it and wonder "How the hell did I get here?"
What to look out for, to keep a check on Burnout:
I start negotiating my downtime to lend to work time
I stop taking care of myself
My steady loving relationship with coffee becomes abusive
My sleep patterns change
I become judgemental and irritable
“Check yourself before you wreck yourself....you have time to jump out of the pan my lobster friend!” - me
Here is how I steer myself into a self imposed reset:
Written by Dawn Baxter for Thrive Global — Published May 15th 2021