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Episode 135: Actor Burnout & Overwhelm

core work Jul 14, 2021

 Burnout means you are at a point where an extended period of time has gone by without you taking care of yourself.

Whatever you put before taking care of yourself, you’re going to lose.

When you’re burnt out take a step back and observe.

Take time out to think about where you are in your life and where you wanna go.

What my ego thinks I can get done and what I can actually get done are very two different things.

Overwhelm happens when I am trying to catch up with what my ego thinks I can get done.

Slow down and look at a week, a month, a quarter, a year.

Start to plan, and take some of the pressure off.

Emotions that come up:

  • Burnout
  • tired
  • defeated
  • disappointed in myself
  • am I ever going to achieve this?

 

Cure:

  • Baby step it.
  • Take time off and just take care of me.
  • Journal.

You don’t to quit, what you want is a break.

When I’m overwhelmed the number one thing I don’t want to do is stop but the number one thing I need to do is stop.

Expectations are premeditated resentments.

Those expectations are from yourself.

You can restart your day at any point.

Identify the tasks that are on your plate that emotionally weigh you down, the things you most don’t want to do.

Once you’ve done that plan when you are going to do those things first.

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