You're doing the things you need to do. You're setting boundaries, you're scheduling activity, obeying your schedule, showing up for yourself with rest and self-care. Why do you still feel burnt out?
Our feelings and our bodies often feel the signs of burnout before our brain catches up, so be watching for those little signals. - Elissa, LYWL, Ep. 112
There's lots going on out there, friends. Demands to do more with less, job searches that seem to go on forever and toxic workplaces that zap your strength so that even if you want to leave, you don't have the energy to do it.
So, this week I'm revisiting a previous podcast about burnout. In it I share a few thoughts that I learned from Rob Bell about some other things that could be going on under the surface.
1) The "Something to Prove" Approach - "This is supposed to be hard, otherwise it's not real."
2) The Sense of Obligation - "This is my wheelhouse, I can't look outside of it."
3) The Label - "I need to be associated with -that- industry in order for people to take me seriously."
4) The Ladder - "I've got to do the corporate climb, because that's the thing to do."
5) The "Too Much" Feeling - "I've got to do All The Things, I've got to show up, this is the way it's got to be done."
You can notice and manage these signals before they get out of hand so that you can move past those feelings, get out of that mode, and take the action you want to take.
Rob Bell's audio book: https://robbell.com/audio/handling-your-fire-passion-burnout-routines-and-resilience/