In this post, we’re going to share our number 1 strategy to avoid burnout.
In order to illustrate our point, allow us to share a little story.
Last Tuesday night, Lauren asked me to take the trash out. Our trash can is in the alley behind our garage-which is separate from our house.
So, in order to get to the trash, I have to walk outside, then through the garage, and finally, out to the alley to throw the garbage away.
As I’m typing this, I realize how little work it really is…but that night it seemed like an overwhelming task. I was already dealing with burnout, and didn’t need more on my plate.
So, instead of taking the extra 30-seconds to complete my chore, I left the trash right outside our back door.
After all, I usually leave the house around 5:30am to get an early start to my day. I decided to just do it then.
Well, the next morning, it was 18-degrees, and pitch-dark outside. I walked out the back door and to my horror, saw trash everywhere. Spread throughout our backyard.
I don’t know if it was the squirrels, or the raccoons, but it was everywhere.
It took me a good 10-minutes to clean it all up. Lesson learned. Nature always wins.
I’m just happy I found it before Lauren did!
The reason I tell that story is because I don’t have it all figured out…I have way more to learn than I have to give at this point.
But, one thing I have learned is the value of a working list of core values…
Because if I don’t get enough of the things that are most important to me on a regular basis, I turn into someone that isn’t very fun to be around.
Just ask my family lol.
Not having a thorough understanding of my core values, is like a ship with no anchor-being bounced all over the ocean in no specific direction.
Very little will be accomplished this way.
It’s also a recipe for anxiety, depression, fatigue, and burnout.
Here’s a list of my core values:
1) spending time with Lauren, Braxton, and my parents,
2) personal growth
3) taking care of my body
4) business growth
Have you done this for yourself?
It’s not a superficial exercise.
It’s the answer for enjoying your life and avoiding things like burnout and unhappiness.
In my humble opinion, this is a necessity if you want to stop being bounced around by the waves of life.