How To Detect and Prevent BURNOUT
Low energy levels are one of the most common reasons people seek coaching.
The feeling of dragging yourself through each day, regardless of whether it is daily fatigue or full-blown burnout, simply sucks.
It happened to me a few years back. I could barely make it through the day.
It was scary. I had to take care of 2 toddlers, a cancer-dying mother-in-law and her husband, manage the household and go to work.
When you have chronic fatigue syndrome, you feel utterly helpless - there are so many things you wish you could do; your body, however, refuses to cooperate with you.
After your body shuts down, there’s no powering or pushing through.
Bioenergetics is what finally helped me restore my energy on a fundamental level when nothing else was working.
If you suspect your energy is dwindling, these are the 10 signs you can look out for, so you can identify it now and hopefully prevent a total crash…
1. Feeling tired or drained most of the time, even after a good night of sleep.
2. Experiencing anxiety and self-doubt.
3. Relying on caffeine to get through the day – except it’s barely working anymore.
4. Lack of purpose and creativity.
5. Cynicism and emotional numbness.
6. Feeling overwhelmed about things that would normally be effortless.
7. Getting annoyed or angry very easily.
8. Fluctuations in the menstrual cycle and/or libido.
9. Lack of interest in things you used to love.
10. Insomnia and/or erratic sleep patterns.
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, here are 3 key steps you can take to begin restoring your energy… These are the exact steps I would take today if I was experiencing signs of burnout and didn’t have the NES System at my disposal.
1. Reduce stimulants, like caffeine, alcohol, and sugar.
They ultimately create a net loss in energy, since they artificially spike blood sugar, followed by a crash. They can even trigger the stress response.
These spikes and crashes require more energy than they create. Your body has to work hard to come back to homeostasis.
2. Prioritize sleep.
Have your last caffeine, if you’re still drinking it, by 2pm.
Turn off screens an hour or two before bed, and try to be asleep by 10pm.
Create a dark, calm environment in your bedroom by using blackout curtains and minimizing artificial lights.
Reserve your bedroom just for sleeping and relaxing – don’t bring work to bed.
3. Streamline your schedule.
If there’s something you can take off your plate, do it.
Whether you eliminate it entirely or outsource it, clearing space is crucial.
Very few things are worth burnout.
Think about how much time and money it will cost if you burn yourself out, and that might make it easier to spend $25 on laundry service, or hire a cleaning professional for $100.
If you don’t yet have access to the NES System or haven’t gotten in for a scan yourself, today’s post will help you evaluate your situation – or a loved one’s – and begin to move in the right direction.
Energy management is what Bioenergetic Health treatments primarily focus on because your energy is at the root of your health.
It affects everything you do, and it’s where illness or wellness truly springs forth from.
Hope this serves you,