As women, we carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. From the time we’re little girls, a doll is placed into our hands. From that moment on, we become caretakers. We eventually enter womanhood where we’re slapped with the social construct of being “Superwomen” and instructed to “Lean In” with the hopes and aspirations of having it all! Add in the shout of being a women who's empowered and the rest is history!
Mental, physical and emotional burnout! Have you ever been in burnout mode? I have and so have millions of other women! We often just don't talk about it!
Therefore, the next time you find yourself feeling stressed and in burnout mode, use the following 5 tips!
Tip 1: Take vs. Make Time for Yourself
Before making the decision to take care of others, first determine “how” you can “TAKE” time for yourself. "TAKE" is an action not passive word. Therefore, wake up at least 30 minutes early each day to meditate, stretch, exercise and enjoy silence. This will set the tone for the entire day.
Tip 2: Girl, Don’t Buy into The Hype
Social media has a visual influence to convince you that you aren’t enough. This is far from the truth! To limit these feelings, give yourself a designated amount of time to hang out on social media. After that allotted time, log off! Everything that glistens, isn’t gold!
Tip 3: Learn to Say No!
Don’t agree to be a part of everything. Although it feels great to be valued and wanted, your self-worth isn’t determined by your willingness to be all things to all people. To create more time for self-care, choose the activities that align with your personal and professional goals. Say no to everything else! Period!
Tip 4: Listen to Your Body
When your body tells you to rest and sleep, listen. Sleep and rest are essential to your mental, physical and emotional well-being. Your business and career won’t thrive without proper rest. Create an atmosphere in your bedroom that evokes the feeling of peace and limit electronics that keep you awake and disrupt your sleep patterns.
Tip 5: Set Boundaries
When you leave work don’t bring work home with you. Instead, find social and community events that feed your soul and social wellness. This will help decrease stress! Balance is the key. By the way, balance isn’t a dirty word!
As a woman you play many roles in your world, however, at the end of the day, the most important role is self-advocate. On your journey of being you, take a break from life and breathe you're worth it and so is your mental health!
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Action Jackson and the N-Powered Coaching Team