I was asked a question the other day ‘Do you think burning out is an emotional response or it can be managed?”
This is such a good question because in this fast-paced, technology driven world, burning out is hard to avoid. However, is it part of a cycle or if we do it right this is preventable and we can maintain sustainable passion and enthusiasm towards our everyday lives?
Increasingly, I have become a believer of – constant soul replenishment. This is where we build a system to refuel our souls daily to help us outlast this marathon we call life. Being time poor and fatigue always seems to stand in the way of any recharging efforts, but if you spend 30 minutes in the morning dazing into the distance or sitting in traffic, you have time to replenish.
Here are a few things to add to your morning rush that sets the tone right for the day. Some of them, you can multitask too.
Listening to Podcasts
The discovery of the podcast world has turn my loath for traffic into a time that I look forward to. Because I get to catch up on my backlog of podcasts. They are great thought starters, source of inspiration and sometimes just humorous depending on which podcast you are tuning into.
Here are two of my favourites:
Monocle – from inspiring entrepreneurs to catching up on world happenings, you bet Monocle will take you into a different world that’s so uplifting you are supercharged for the day ahead.
Invisibilia – This might be a potent way to kick start your day but the way Alix challenges our point of views through gripping stories always puts my mind into overdrive. A great wake me up with you ask me. 😊
Anticipate with a plan
During my first internship, my manager told me that the skill you can learn is to work with anticipation. Anticipate what’s to come so you are prepared for anything. So, you can either whip out a notebook or just visualise the day ahead while you sip on your morning coffee or doing your makeup. Picturing how I anticipate my day will unfold has resulted in a less frazzle version of me. I would highly recommend.
Yes, I know you’ve just woken up and you are self-pampering? Well, this is not asking you to call in a masseuse, but more of taking time to mindfully create an energising environment for your being. It could be making the bed or enjoying your favourite breakfast. Anything that put you in a better mood with a calm yet willful state of mind.
Hopefully, this will help you run the marathon we call life. If you have other tips and tricks, do share so we can run this long distance race together. 😊