The Burnout Series - Blog 1: Why are we so exhausted all the time?
Posted on 25th October 2019 at 17:41
This time in the blog we are exploring professional burnout and starting to ask these important questions...
What are the causes of burnout?
How does burnout affect your business?
Why are we so exhausted all the time?
Cassie explores burnout in 2019.
How tired are you?
Are you reading this post while you swig caffeine after a sleepless night with your smartphone inches away from your head, glowing in the night and alerting you to every post and comment made on social media?
Did you wake up to a to-do list overloaded with expectations and a family with more going on than the Kardashians?
Who's got time to be tired?
It’s no wonder we are so exhausted. We live in a time where we have more expectations and more to do than any previous generation. Most of the things that were designed to make our lives more efficient and our quality of life superior to that of the past are causing us to deteriorate mentally, physically, and socially.
Let me help you...
We are about to spend the next few weeks looking at burnout: what causes it, how to prevent it, and how to rejuvenate if we have pushed ourselves past prevention. I’ll be posting blogs on my website that create a new opportunity to better understand what burnout is, as well as the effects it has on our minds, bodies, entire family and our businesses. There are also some top tips I’ll be making available for you to download and begin applying for yourself.
Over the course of the next few weeks, you will start to feel rejuvenated and more in control of your environment and family life. Look forward to feeling better, sleeping better, and feeling in control and purposeful in your day-to-day life. I can’t wait to get started sharing this information and helping you see the results in your life that you deserve!
For now, back to basics…
Are you getting enough sleep?
How do you feel about the quantity and quality of your sleep? If you are fighting fatigue and burnout, one of the first evaluations you should make begins in your bedroom. The quantity and quality of restful sleep you are experiencing is directly related to your ability to manage stress.
Sleep is our body’s time to repair and rejuvenate itself from the damage accrued in day-to-day life. How we sleep is as important as our actual need to sleep. Being able to sleep in a safe and comfortable environment, free from distractions, is key to nurturing meaningful rest periods.
Sleep deprivation will have a knock-on effect on your business, whether you work from home or elsewhere, the quality and quantity of sleep you are getting will impact the way you show up.
Recognise any of these sleep-deprived scenarios?
Lack of sleep can make you a lousy leader; it impacts your self-control, decision making, ability to solve problems and level of presence. If you are the key person in your business this can have a significant impact on your bottom line.
Poor sleep affects your energy; you’ll feel less passionate, less charismatic and far from being on top form. The impact on your team can be equally significant; impacting your tolerance levels - potentially destroying relationships and you ending up becoming a bad role model. Being sleep deprived will impact your business at some point.
More coming soon….
Next time, we will explore more on what it is that’s keeping you awake at night! Why won’t your brain switch off? Why can’t you get a much-needed good night’s sleep?
What does this have to do with your business? If you aren’t able to function at your best, neither is your business. Your personal performance will affect your business performance, you might get away with it for a little while, but lack of sleep and self-care will catch up with you, leading you down a potentially unhealthy pathway towards burnout.
If you can't wait until next time, follow my Facebook page for regular updates, tips and resources!
See you soon!
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