Stop wearing burnout like a badge of honour
Stop wearing burnout like a badge of honour. 🏅
This is a hard lesson I’ve had to learn.
I used to think burnout was an outcome of major productivity.
Like it was something to be proud of.
“Look at me! Look how hard I’m working!”
I thought that the more stuff I did, the better I’d be.
But in all honestly, it was the exact opposite.
Burnout didn’t look admirable. It looked like exhaustion, poor performance and alienating myself.
My efforts to do more had resulted in me doing less.
It had impacted my health on all levels.
It was the outcome of a lack of direction.
And a result of disconnection.
I was doing ‘everything’ but nothing efficiently.
I was working hard but not smart.
I didn’t know how to close the gap between who I was and who I wanted to be.
And the more desperately I tried, the more it escaped me.
This was until I decided to stop wearing burnout like a badge of honour.
My ‘productivity’ wasn’t serving me.
So I took the brave decision to stop. Learn to breathe. Reassess my values. Use them to come up with a new plan. Structure my days. And take the first step of ACTION.
And once you’ve taken the first step, the second and third will soon follow. But I was no longer trying to take them all at once.
Are you currently wearing your burnout badge of honour? 🏅
Let me know. Let me help you take off the badge and replace it with something you can truly be proud of.
You can’t be a winner if you’ve knocked yourself out of the race.
Big love, Meg 💛✨
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