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Burnout and energy balance

~ by Irmi L

We all know the saying "You can't pour from an empty cup". We also know that we are supposed to fill our cups back up by whatever healthy means work for us.

Another good practice would be to look at how you spend your allotment of energy on a day-to-day basis:

Do you buy into fear?

Fear is like malware that drains your battery. If you let it run, it'll keep depleting your battery and you won't even always be sure of the source.

Do you let other people write cheques on your energy balance?

Giving in to invitations that you really have no time for or interest in, running around to meet others' needs when you know you've past your zero balance at 6pm already.

Do you need to define your wind-up and wind-down routines?

Sometimes struggling to get a good night's sleep can make you sleep in, instead of getting up to set your intentions for the day. Forgetting to check in with yourself before bed to find out how you feel you've done also robs you of the opportunity to reflect and be proud of what you've achieved. Remember that your wind-up and wind-down habits can easily solve a lot of your frustrations and feelings of being overwhelmed.

You're the main character in your story. Give yourself some air to report back on experiences and be aware of what you're really feeling and deciding during the day.

“Solving niche challenges founders face”.

Illustrator: Lisa Williams (Instagram: @artist_llw)


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