Burn Out, Stress, Anxiety
We are warned when we are training about the ‘BURN OUT’ but I don’t think it matters what you do for a living or who you are as it can happen to all of us.
Its all too easy to swallow the stress of getting the job down, the ferrying of your kids about, paying the mortgage and you just keep going – pushing through because if you don’t who will and every other story you tell yourself.
Take it from me, it is so important to find a way to say NO, (if this offends I would suggest you question the relationship!). Take time away. An hour in the bath with a non work related book, sit in Hyde Park the listening to music, go fishing, play tennis, whatever is your thing – the world won’t end.
DON’T ignore your bodies warning signals, telling yourself ‘it will be alright’ your just tired…. Down time from whatever you do is so very important and not taking it will result in you not be able to do the things that you want or need to do.
Remember, when on a plane you are told to put your oxygen mask on first so you are strong enough to help others. Nothing you think you have to do is more important than YOU. If you don’t listen to what your body is telling you, then you wont be able to do the things that are in front of you.
No, I’m not burnt out, but I do have lots on and it’s a timely reminder to ask you all to remember: TAKE TIME FOR YOU xxx