Productivity Lacking? It Could Be A Sign Of….

Productivity Lacking? It Could Be A Sign Of....

I don’t know where it came from.

One day, it just hit me, and it’s taken me months if not some people years to come back from burnout. Now, burnout is something and it’s a word that’s thrown around a lot. Ultimately burnout doesn’t mean anything to you, unless you know the warning signs. Unless you can relate yourself to being burnt out, and most of us can’t.

Because as we’ve touched upon recovering from burnout is very, very time consuming, and it takes a lot of hard work, it takes at least months.

Some people years to come back and burnout can leave really severe problems for us personally. That we will have, and these aren’t just kind of mental mental illnesses such as feeling depressed and overwhelmed and kind of coming back. It can also be your physical health as well. So it can create migraines, you can be left feeling that maybe you’re, you’re, you haven’t gotten appetite, so you’re not eating the correct diet. Which then affects our mental well being as well.

Now, lacking productivity is something that we all do, day in, day out.

We’ll all sit there and think, Oh, I’ve got this task and I really don’t want to do this task. What else can I do, and that’s kind of us, as daily, you know, things in our life and in business. Not every single thing that we do, we’re going to enjoy and that ultimately leads to procrastination.

Now, you might be saying, How do I do that.

So the first step is to understand the warning signs around burnout and to relate to those signs. Because ultimately what most of us will be feeling is when we are on this rotor burnout. We brush the symptoms under the carpet because we just think, now that’s business, that’s life. And we kind of charged through. So this is ultimately to give you a pause to make you kind of see if you are on the road to burnout. Or if you’re just having a bad day.

And this isn’t just in business this is in life, and it could be hobbies, it could be anything.

And this is something that many people don’t talk about because we associate burnout as being caused and come from our work lives and our lack of balance. Now, although that’s true. It actually stems into our personal lives as well. It doesn’t just mean that if you are feeling that you’re getting burnt out or you’re feeling on this road that you are just you’re tired and you’re exhausted. You’re not enjoying doing certain things. It’s not just within your business scope you will be feeling this in your personal life as well.

Once we’ve done that, it is then a case of taking care of yourself.

Now this is a term that’s thrown around so much, especially when it comes to burnout. But it really is important, you need to be taking care of yourself physically and mentally. Now some ways that really really helped to do this is through mindfulness. So, meditation, if you don’t really meditate just having some quiet time, just taking yourself off for 10 minutes 15 minutes whatever you can. You can do to sit there with no distractions, and just fall into yourself, just be in the present, be in the now, and kind of rebalance yourself.

You also need to be looking at some exercise.

I run, I know I’m not going to lie and say that I’ve always loved running. But running for me has been my coping method because it gets me out, and with running. It means that I am not going to be pulled into checking my phone and checking my emails and checking social media.

Now, you need to make sure that you’re eating, and you’re, you’re eating your regular meals that you’re eating well.

That you are making that a necessity. It’s not, it’s not a nice to have. We need to eat. We need to be nourished, we need to be eating good things and a good balanced meal. Now, I’m not saying that you have to spend tonnes of time making this this massive meal. It’s that you just need to be making sure that you are taking care of yourself and you are eating at regular intervals. With your eating comes your drinking, making sure that you are drinking water. And there was something I was told, years ago, that has been game changing for me.

That’s been a really really game changing tip for me to be able to add to my routine.

Making sure that you were drinking water throughout the day to keep your hydration up. And again, people say, I don’t have time or I don’t like water. You know, if you don’t like water then maybe get the little flavoured juices that you can get their sugar free. And you can you can use that in water to make sure that you are you are hydrating yourself. You need to make sure that you are staying hydrated.

Because ultimately, you don’t want to be adding something to your list when you’re already feeling quite overwhelmed and quiet and energetic and an unproductive, you don’t want to be adding something else to that list.

So make sure that whatever you are doing, you were doing, and it’s in a sustainable way. It’s not something that you’re just going to feel that, oh, I need to do this extra thing I need to find more time to do this. It’s all about doing something that’s going to make you feel good.

We then get into this vicious circle of beating ourselves up because we feel that we should have done more.

Or we could have done more, and then we go into this spell of kind of comparing ourselves to our peers because we’re failing or they’re doing it they’ve got it all sorted, why haven’t I and it ends up in this kind of spiral of just self doubt, and that then leads to overwhelm and exhaustion, which then in turn, once it’s been happening for for quite a long time usually before burnout hits. That’s when it’s very hard to come back.

I want to make sure that you have the best tips to be able to help yourself off of this burnout road before burnout hits.

If you have any questions, so if you are feeling that you need some support in your business. We have our brand which is burnout Slayer toolbox, which consists of many different levels of support that we have all from free support with our podcasts and our blogs, and our, our guides that we’ve put together we’ve got an amazing quiz that’s going to be going live very very soon.




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