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3 Signs Of Early Stage Burnout + Simple Self Care Steps



Lets talk burnout today. The need to match to the world and its standards has become huge and it is what is leading to Burnout. Burnout does not just arrive one day out of the blue, although for some that’s how it may seem. But there are many stages between the early signs of burnout and the need for a complete sabbatical and medical attention.


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In fact, we can avoid such a need by knowing the first stages of early burnout and stopping it before it becomes severe. Scientists have found there are many stages to burnout. Here are the first three.

1. The Compulsion to Prove Oneself - This is especially a danger to those who are determined to make up for other qualities they feel they may lack through simple work ethic. While having a good work ethic is admirable in itself, it may become unbalanced, with the employee continuously pushing themself in order to feel like they have proved themself and earned a place at the table. This, unchecked, leads to the next stage of burnout.
        2. Working Harder - The compulsion to prove oneself develops into working longer and harder hours. This can manifest in working nights and weekends even when it’s not necessary. It can also mean always checking and answering work email even when away from the office, and not feeling like you can take a break. Think feeling the need to respond immediately to a work email that comes in at 10pm or when you’re out with friends. This stage can also show up as thinking about and being preoccupied by work, even when you’re not there. As work slowly takes over your life more and more, you slip into the third stage.
     3. Neglecting Needs - As you become more burned out and focused on work, this begins to have a negative effect on the rest of your life. One way this stage can show up is in neglecting your physical needs. You might be too exhausted, or decide you are too busy, to go to the gym or to cook. So you feel worse because of a lack of exercise and poor diet. You may also find yourself consuming more alcohol than is normal for you. Another way this stage can appear is in the neglecting of emotional needs. People in this stage of burnout may withdraw from those close to them, failing to connect on an emotional level with those they care about and not setting aside the time for necessary quality time with friends and loved ones. They may also find themselves more irritable and impatient with those close to them.

Resonate with any of these signs? If you believe you may be in early burnout, it’s not too late to put a stop to it and get yourself back into a healthier frame of mind and emotional state. Catching it earlier on means it is a lot easier to rebalance than waiting until burnout progresses to later stages.

Consider hiring a coach. A coach can give you the outside perspective you need to find the all-important balance in your life and to make sure that the changes you make are sustainable for the long term, not just a quick fix.  Jaimie Sarah from Definitely Definitely is an Executive Coach with a difference, she invigorates her clients lives from the inside out. Book in a free Strategy Session & see if coaching can help you find balance in your work & life.
Self care is not a waste of time. Although it may seem counterintuitive to take time from work when you feel there is so much to do, taking time for yourself can actually help you to be more productive when you are able to approach work feeling rested and not stressed all the time.
Take real breaks. That doesn’t mean scrolling through your phone for five minutes while pretending to work. Use your lunch break. Use your vacation time. Basically do things that make you happy like going in the fields or visiting your favourite flower shop or having a cup of tea. Schedule time you won’t be working, and then stick to them.
Prioritize yourself. Take the time for regular workouts and to eat healthy food. Take a long shower and don’t feel bad about it.


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There is so much online hype about hustling & working 24 / 7 to make your dreams come true and it is easy to understand why entrepreneurs, bloggers & business owners think the way to get what they want is to double down.
This is counter intuitive and does not lead to sustainable growth, health or a fulfilled and happy life.  So if you do resonate with anything here, please consider rebalancing, taking some time out, and if you can have a break away from your computer.

Hope this was helpful, thank you for stopping by, see you with my next.
Love
Chichi




19 comments

  1. wow! striking spot! Flowers are so beautiful and sweet. Very impressive!

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  2. Brilliant post. I agree that there is much hype around working hard to get what you want that you feel you should do to be a success. I have been trying to focus more on taking some time out as the tempatation to work is always in my mind.

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  3. This is such a relevant read for what I am feeling right now! I have to try to concentrate on self care more, though it makes me feel guily and anxious if I do.

    xo Corina
    www.unbouquetdamour.com

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  4. I definitely neglect my own needs. I am actually getting ready to give up a few things in my life to prevent burnout. It's hard, but sometimes it has to be done!

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  5. This is SO important. People really need to be aware of the signs to stop it before it becomes a bigger problem.

    Jackie (Organised Mum Life)

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  6. So important to be aware. I think I am there, I have had too much tossed at me and I am just so tired of it all. I can tell that I am getting close to burnt out if not already there.

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  7. We see burnout all too often in today's society. I believe we should have more time for quiet moments for self-reflection and meditation. It's so important that we meet our needs and not neglect them. The world can feel so overwhelming at times and self-care is so critical.

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  8. i really liked your thought . I always believe self care is important . Its not always about other you have to have some time for yourself too.

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  9. Thanks for the reminder.I'm now taking steps to make sure I don't forget about self-care

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  10. We all experience burnout. This is such a helpful reminder that it's normal to feel this way. Thanks for the tips! They are very useful indeed.

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  11. Such a great read you have here dear. Burnout is definitely real, and the more you fight it, the stronger it becomes. Taking some time out will definitely help you in the long run. Anyway, those colorful flowers are simply gorgeous!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  12. Great tips here. I struggled with self care. I tend to neglect myself when dealing with all sorts. We need to remember to care for ourselves.

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  13. I have definitely experience burnout in the past but after a brief break I am usually ready to jump back in and get to work. Thank you for your transparency.

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  14. Seeing your photo with lots of these florals is already good in the eyes and relaxing. I love flowers!

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  15. Burn out is real. When that happens, I like to binge watch or go to the beach :)

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

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  16. You're so right!Burnout is so real and not so pleasant. I particularly agree that if it reaches the point when you have to prove yourself over and over, then self care has to be considered more important.

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  17. Yes, I hear you on this one. I can identify with a few points here myself. Burnout can be an easy cycle to get in but a hard one to get out. More me time it is xx

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  18. I love the photos!
    I definitely agree when it comes to burnout and how to take care of it when you feel you are experiencing it. Due to lots of factors around us burnout is so uncontrollable.

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  19. I can relate to this. the pressure is too much!
    The Beautyholic

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