It’s Time To Let Go And Take A Step Back From Your Business And Enjoy Life Again
Taking life with a grain of salt
Not letting things get to you and taking life with a grain of salt is the answer to living a happy stress free life; it is when we don’t realise how much stress is building up because of holding things back, worrying about things and harbouring grudges that many problems occur in life. When things are allowed to build up we get overwhelmed but there are many techniques that we can use to slow down, relax and take life that little bit easier when our feelings threaten to overwhelm us. If we don’t learn to take things with a grain of salt and not worry about every little thing and stress becomes habitual then it can have a severe effect on your health. “Burnout” is the term that is commonly used and you can burnout through problems caused by work, your lifestyle or individual personality characteristics. The symptoms of burnout can be varied but all have an adverse effect on health and happiness over the long term if you don’t change the situation that causes it.
A loss of physical energy
If you are continually faced with stress then it can have a draining effect on your body and mind, this will make you feel as though you have less energy and can make you totally lethargic. You may no longer have the interests you once had or the social life you once did, even the thought of getting out of bed may seem like too much trouble.
Stress leads to frustration because you may feel sad for no particular reason, impatient or even ever changing moods, this will eventually lead to you feeling as though you are losing control over your life or that you no longer have the ability to control it.
Problems in relationships
You may find that you are letting relationships slide, this could be because you find yourself losing patience with people around you, you have less interest in things you used to do with others or you feel you cant mix with people you used to like being with.
A pessimistic outlook
When you are feeling burnout it gets increasingly harder to become excited about life and the things you used to do and enjoy, your thoughts turn ever increasingly to negative ones rather than positive and you find it harder to look on the bright side in any situation. It becomes almost impossible to take life with a grain of salt and let even the smallest of things roll off your back and you gradually get deeper into a rut.
Here are some Tips to help avoid burning out
Learn a relaxation technique such as meditation
Get plenty of exercise every week
Make sure you eat a sensible and healthy diet
Take time out for yourself everyday
Learn to shrug your shoulders and cast aside anything that you cannot possible change
Do something that you enjoy doing everyday
In a particularly stressful time, relax as best as you can, take slow deep breaths and count to 10