In our current environment, exhaustion and fatigue are prevalent everywhere. So, what are you going to do to overcome fatigue and the feeling of being emotionally burned out? Now is the time to address the feeling of being wiped out and ensure you are taking care of yourself.
Acknowledge Where You Are
Nothing can change until you are willing to look in the mirror and honestly assess where you are right now. Acknowledging that you are experiencing exhaustion and burnout is critical to allow yourself to make the necessary changes before you hit a breaking point. Evaluate where you are and then ask yourself critical questions – Do you need to take some personal time off? Is social media causing some of these feelings? If so, do you need to purge social media for a while? To begin overcoming this fatigue, it is imperative that you step back and truly acknowledge where you are in your life.
Adjust Your Priorities to Your Values
Once you have asked yourself these probing questions and been truthful about where you are on the fatigue continuum, it is time to evaluate your priorities. Unfortunately, when we experience exhaustion, we tend to transfer frustration to those around us that we love – our friends and family. This often means that our priorities are not aligned with what these important individuals in our lives need, and our relationships can begin to suffer. We may find ourselves having a harsher tone, using short answers with the people we love, and neglecting to be present with them. When you recognize these behaviors, it is time to assess if your priorities are aligned with your values. If you are not taking care of the most valuable people in your life, it is time to sit down and set priorities based on what is important to you. It is important to remember that your connections with your friends and family are preserved and always a top priority.
Schedule Time For Yourself
The final piece to overcoming the great fatigue requires action within your calendar. It is not enough to admit where you are and align your value system – you have to make changes that involve your time. To do this, get out your calendar and block off time just for you. Whether it is a massage, time for a walk, or some other activity that brings you peace and allows you to regroup, place these activities on your calendar, and treat them like essential appointments – because they are. When you realize that you are living in fatigue and emotional burnout, there is never a more critical time to make sure you are taking time to take care of yourself.
At the Growth Architect, we want to help you overcome this burnout and exhaustion so many are dealing with and develop the strategies and tools to help overcome this season of fatigue. If you enjoyed this article, watch my video.
Beate Chelette is The Growth Architect & Founder of The Women’s Code, a training company specialized in providing companies an ROI on Balanced Leadership. She has been named one of 50 must-follow women entrepreneurs by the Huffington Post. A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, she bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly successful global business and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal.
Beate works with business leaders and supports organizations by developing and providing training the training, tools, and expertise to create and maintain a balanced, equal, and inclusive work environment that fosters creativity, employee engagement, and corporate growth.
Recent clients include Merck, Women’s Legislative Caucus of California, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), NFTE, CreativeLive, the Association of Corporate Growth, and TracyLocke.
Beate is the author of the #1 International Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go From Overwhelmed to Awesome” a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.
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