Wellness Coach Tips on How to Avoid a Burnout & Stay Motivated All The Time
We can often overload ourselves with tasks in this ‘always-on’, modern culture – especially in our professional lives. It’s easy to start to feel burnt out when you’re constantly on-the-go, but not as easy to take a long break, especially when the tasks just keep mounting up. So how do you stay motivated when you’re feeling that burn out? We caught up with Cristina Lopez McLauchlan, founder of The Vibe Tribe, an ethical PR firm, to explain how to avoid a burnout and get back to being yourself and doing your best work.
1. “I feel like I’m going to burn out really soon but I still need to complete few major tasks before any break.”
Cristina: Its great that you are aware that you are reaching your edge. That in itself is such a great thing, so try to do things that spark joy in your life. Here are a few of my vibes: carve time to read a chapter from that book, go for a walk without your phone so you can look around – let your mind wander, buy yourself some flowers to put on your work desk to brighten up the space, diffuse essential oils to elevate your mood, meditate (it’s my medicine), eat well, keep hydrated and REST!
2.“I have extreme low energy and don’t feel like going to work.”
Cristina: Look back at the past 48 hours…what did you eat / drink? How much did you sleep? Are there some triggers at work that are making you feel anxious? I always suggest to clients that when energy is low, to move. Movement opens the energy channels in the body and increases endorphins.
3.“I used to listen motivational podcast for a quick fix. But apparently it’s not working anymore.”
Cristina: Podcasts are a wealth of information, though I feel at times they can become more entertaining than motivational. We can get consumed by listening to them and not actually noting the works, steps, tips that are given by the professionals and actioning them. There is no such thing as a quick fix. When challenges are not addressed from the root cause the lessons will keep appearing.
4. “I don’t know where to find the motivation to bring back my productivity.”
Cristina: You will find motivation when you stop the ‘doing’ of life and pause. For some, a few hours to assess and work through certain areas in their life can reignite a spark in them, whereas some of may need a few days or even a longer period of time. Productivity is produced when one resonates in passion to a purpose. I coach and support my clients to navigate through this challenge and ignite from within.
5. “I feel like I need a break all the time. Once I take a short break, I don’t feel like working again.”
Cristina: This sounds like it stems from not being content in the workplace. I would suggest taking some time for self study. What it is about the workplace that is contributing the lack of motivation? Work takes such a huge part of time in our day to day lives that alignment in purpose with passion is vital.
Want to learn more about how to build a good relationship between your mind and your body? Find Cristina at thevibetribe.co.nz or follow her at @_thevibetribe_to keep up with her productive, positive vibes.