“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.”
– Helen Keller
Avoid The Three Types of Burnout
Burnout: the highly undesirable state of being mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted. Burnout is real, and it’s serious.
Now here’s something interesting: burnout comes in three (not delicious) flavors. A 2014 study distinguished these as:
- Frenetic: in your quest for success, you get overloaded to the point of exhaustion.
- Under-challenged: you get bored due to monotonous, unstimulating conditions.
- Worn-out: you lack dedication and give up when faced with stress or the absence of gratification.
Knowing these three types makes it easier to spot the warning signs of burnout and work to rekindle the fire. Read more here and do reach out for help if you feel you need it.
Overcome Self-Limiting Beliefs
Your beliefs are powerful. They can propel you to success or totally hold you back. So, what would happen if you change your negative beliefs about yourself?
Overcoming self-limiting beliefs takes work, but it’s worth it. It all starts with identifying what those beliefs are, then figuring out the source of them. Was it a past failure, a comment someone made?
Next, assess how valid the belief really is and ask yourself what you could achieve if you stopped believing it. Then, work to develop an alternative (positive!) belief.
Check out these more detailed steps and see what beliefs you can start changing today.
Ariel Schiffer, CEO & Founder of Dreampro
6-figure CEO Ariel Schiffer starts her routine the night before. She:
- Gets her office space clean and ready for tomorrow.
- Mentally prepares for the next day and schedules in time for key tasks.
- In the morning, has coffee with her husband before they take their dogs for a walk.
- If she has a stressful day ahead, gives herself a pep talk “to get excited, rather than let the thought of it drain me.”
Why it works:
- Clutter impacts stress levels, ability to focus, and more. Tidying up is good!
- Scheduling key tasks helps us ensure we make time for what’s most important.
- When couples spend quality time together, they’re happier as individuals.
- Pep talks help – especially if we talk to ourselves in the second or third person.
How do you feel about pep talks? Research shows positive self-talk can boost confidence and lower anxiety. Give it a try!