Busy and burnt out? It is time to take the superhero cape off.
Are you busy and burnt out? Are you wearing your “busyness” as a badge of honour?
For many people, being “busy” has become synonymous with being important or hard working. We feel valued if we can tell people just how “busy” we are.
We’re constantly trying to hustle, to get ahead and every day – and we’re even busier telling everyone about it via our multiple social media channels. With so much pressure to do well and succeed, often we forget
1. We are human
2. We are not invincible.
Feeling the need to compete with others - because you see them achieving something great on Instagram or Facebook - isn't good for your mental or physical health.
The best advice is to simply be productive in your day and do your best. By staying up late, waking up early and trying to be the perfect parent/partner/ employee/boss/friend, you will run yourself into the ground. If you’re working your guts out, putting sleep, exercise and relaxation on the backburner, your body will – at some point – give up. You will burn out.
Just think about that for a moment.
I'm not saying you can't have it all (you can!) but you need to make sure you don’t overload yourself daily trying to master all areas of your life.
At the end of the day, it's your body that pays when you don't slow down. Remember that saying no sometimes is the right answer. Saying no isn't being selfish it's being selfless.
It’s okay to take a step back, take time out, practise positive self-talk and prioritise your health. It will pay off in the long run.