Burnout is an inevitable part of life that comes in many forms – stemming from not finding inspiration at work to not being able to meet deadlines in time or feeling overwhelmed most of the time.
The simplest of things like exercising everyday or going for a weekend getaway every month can help your mind unwind – but it’s always best to seek professional help if you’ve been feeling low for quite a long period of time. There are many ways to get over this feeling but the most important thing to remember is that you’re not alone. Here are some ways to help you.
Find out what recharges you
Do something that you’re passionate about or something you believe in. If you work for an organisation that delivers something you are passionate about, you’re inspired every single day. Surround yourself with a group of people and peers who inspire you to do better and who are just as passionate as you are.
Seek people different from you
It’s important to be self-aware of what brings you inspiration and stimulates your thoughts. The reality is – we are all different from one another. Step out of your comfort zone and engage in conversations with other people who may seem different than you are. It may appear uncomfortable at first but you’d be amazed at how they can inspire you. Everyone has their own view and perspectives in seeing the bigger picture. Take the challenge and engage in meaningful conversations.
Break your routine
Engage in experiences outside of your usual routine – it triggers new learning experiences thus igniting your passion and inspiration.
Wait to find your direction
Take the time you need to “wait” to find your passion. It may seem difficult but it’s worth it. Invest in yourself and reconnect with people who are there to help you out. Indulge yourself in a good book, attend seminars or a conference, seek help and ask questions to peers when you feel vulnerable or when in doubt. Take all the time you need to discover your passion and what is needed to be done.