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How to stop energy burnout.
03 Feb

How to stop energy burnout.

Amanda Bruton | The Seventh Seal Retreat Blog

Burning the candle at both ends. We’ve all done it, but make a habit of it, and we can end up with no wick left at all — and just burned fingers!

There’s always something we could be doing and even when there isn’t, we automatically try to find something to fill the space. Often, we need that time to rest, to dedicate to ourselves, or spend with loved ones.

Energy burnout is one of the most common reasons guests say they have chosen a break at The Seventh Seal Luxury Retreat, and it’s becoming even more prevalent across all age groups. We’re always doing, doing, doing, and thanks to modern technology and social media, work rarely switches off when we leave the office.

Because of this, the things that we should really be valuing, the things we know to be important to us such as exercise, eating well and rest, are the first things we tend to give up as our packed to-do lists take priority. We always think, 'I’ll get to that … eventually', instead of putting our health and wellbeing first.

When you think of it like that, if you’re exhausted from a long day, going onto social media for an hour instead of getting the extra sleep you need seems a bit silly, doesn’t it?

Next time you find yourself in a situation debating what to do, try swapping the phrase 'I don’t have time for … with '… is not a priority to me'. This should help you recognise what really is most important to you.

For example, turn 'I don’t have time to eat well' into:

"Eating well is not a priority to me."

That second phrase just doesn’t feel right, does it?

This is not about being ‘lazy’ and not doing things that need to be done. It’s about recognising that your health and happiness should be at the top of your list.

Honoring Wellness, Gratitude & Growth

Amanda Bruton

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Kate commented on 03-Feb-2016 11:32 AM
Thank you Amanda - this is such timely advice!

I especially live your idea of rephrasing things we are putting off (that we know we need) with ' ... is not a priority to me'.

Here's my list:

'Having more energy is not a priority to me'
'Feeling good about myself is not a priority to me'
'Living longer is not a priority to me'
'Setting a good example to my children is not a priority to me'

WOW - those statements certainly make you sit back and re-prioritise!

Thank you :)

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