Stress is common in our lives. It helps us to stay alert when danger threat us. Stress tells the brain when to trigger body self-defense system. When stressor keeps in our way or we wrongly believe it is still there perhaps it has been gone for so long, the brain get into a prolonged state of alert and start raising new level of stress till burnout.
Reached that level, we can be seriously affected emotionally, physically and mentally. You may be there!, follow these steps to get out of the burnout.
1. Define your goals and purposes
With no clear panorama you can’t get up and decide which way to. You must define first where you’re going and see what’s the obstacle to get there. If you’re stuck or overwhelmed in your life, you’re not going in the right direction.
Draw or write in simple steps where you’re right now, what moves you and where you’re planning to go. You need motivation and will. A list or draw is a strong solid reminder to get started.
Once you have the ideal panorama you must identify the stressor.
Determine what event, social or environmental factor is getting you away from your established plan.
If you can’t easily discover what is your stressor, use the previous written or drawn path of goals. Aside of every goal write the negative aspect is preventing you to succeed or has help in your way down to stress and burnout.
Then, find the why of each negative statement by asking your self whether stressor is real, if it is still there outside of your sheet or residing on your disbelieves and fears.
3. Define your priorities and boundaries
Getting away from the stressor can be hard sometimes and even more once we’ve reached a burnout. But the power of the effects of a burnout stops growing and having control over our lives once we stop feeding it.
What feeds the monster?
Heavy duties we take and can’t carry on, the negotiation of our dignity for material things, the speculations of consequences of situations and events out of our hands, dealing with abusive people, vices, situations with no boundaries.
Set a limit to anything, don’t let your pleasures or dislikes domain you. If you lose track over your priorities you’ll drift off into disaster. If you’re experiencing a burnout say no to what’s overwhelming you and walk into your life priorities. Eventually burnout will subsides, even if it gets harder and hurts, you can only overcome it by stop feeding burnout with your life.
4. Think of your health
Now that you’ve visualized you’re path theoretically. You have yo start the progressive change. This change is not quick, no one said it is, forget about pop-up solutions. You must be committed to your life and family, so as long as you stay alive, you have to fight for your well being.
Your health is a reward; a consequence of your acts as burnout is.
Your balance between health and effort makes the difference as well as family and personal commitment. Your mental and physical health is a powerful shield against stress and burnout, without them you’re overexposed to long term damages.
Take the first step now:
- Avoid unhealthy thoughts, behaviors or food.
- Exercise more.
- Interact more with others.
- Open yourself to family and friends who can support you.
- Seek for help, you’re not alone.
This will boost your confidence and you’ll be more likely to succeed.
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5. Check your health with medical assistance
There are lot of ways stress and burnout can damage your body. Ask your doctor for some medical tests to reveal if you’re in danger and need some medical prescriptions.
6. Stop procrastination
The time is now, your time is now. You can rise above. Above all, take
yourself care as a major priority if you want to defeat the burnout. Every day you let go become one more day left in your recovery. Every single moment counts from now!
7. Be patient
What comes fast goes fast away. But burnout is a stress process. Sometimes silent, it doesn’t come from night to day. You have to go all the way down stairs from where you came from. Cooling down it’s a path, don’t desperate, trust God and be persistent. You are gonna get out of this and will become the nice you again.