In unprecedented times, executive burnout is a very real and common issue. Now more than ever, mind management and personal development strategies are crucial elements for achieving better health and happiness, both at work and home. It’s always better to be proactive than to be reactive, so let’s look at 5 highly effective proven steps to eliminate burnout:
#1. Living in the Now:
We have over 70,000 thoughts per day, and most of those thoughts are dominated by worry, concern, and limiting beliefs connected to what’s happened in the past, or what may happen in the future. Awareness of these thoughts is the first step, followed by the understanding that you are in total control of them. Everyday obstacles are a fact of life, but it’s all about how we tackle these obstacles and the subsequent thoughts that accompany them. Once you start living in the now, you are free to become excited by your everyday existence, without worrying about the future, or things that are outside of your control.
#2. Your Thoughts & Words
The power of sound is conditioning your mind to constantly experience what you speak, whether that be via your inner or outer voice. The words you speak to others, or to yourself, can be weakening your vibration and causing you to feel bad. Your words guide your mind and body towards the experiences you want to have. For example, choosing not to say anything negative for 24 hours will help you become more conscious of the things you say to yourself and to others, as we often don’t even realize how many negative things we say. Consciously use kind words to empower and stop yourself when you recognise your words taking a negative turn.
#3. Walking Meditations and Sleeping Meditations
The practice of meditation is proven to enhance both mental and physical health and the benefits are endless, however many professionals find it difficult to make time to be still, so a walking meditation is a fantastic accompaniment to exercise, enabling the busiest of people to experience the benefits of physical activity and mindfulness in unison. Sleeping meditations are also exceptionally powerful, promoting deep, undisturbed sleep whilst delivering positive subliminal messages to the brain. The Quality Mind app offers a fantastic 10-day beginners’ meditation series which is free.
#4. Gratitude & Appreciation
Taking a few minutes every day to wake up with gratitude will immediately raise your vibration and allow for more positivity and success in your life. Gratitude is one of the highest vibrations we can feel along with love, freedom, and empowerment. Starting your day with thoughts of gratitude can set the tone for the entire day, and the energy of gratitude can help change your mood from a sour one to a blissful one. There is so much to be grateful for and making a daily gratitude list shifts your vibrations from focusing on what you don’t have to what is already abundant in your life.
#5. The 6 Stages of Mindful Alignment
The most significant way to elminiate burnout is through continual self- awareness and self-regulation. It’s about recognizing your thoughts and actively changing them where necessary. This is something anyone can control with practice, and the results are instant and profound. When you become stressed, worried or fearful of what’s happened in the past or what may or may not happen in the future, you will often manifest anxiety, however once you begin to change that negative record playing over and over in your head and think differently, you start to feel differently, and then you do differently, and that can quite literally alter what’s happening in your body. Here are the six stages that can lead to burnout:
- A negative thought then….
- Will immediately evoke a negative sensation in the body…..
- Which then creates a negative mood…..
- If this momentum is not intercepted, then that single initial thought can manifest further in to anxiety….
- Then possible panic attacks…..
- And finally, total burnout…..
The body is led by the mind, and if you take simple, meaningful daily action, the results can be life altering.