Uncovering the Root Causes of Burnout.
Unmask 3 Beliefs Undermining Your Success!
Burnout can be caused by unaddressed beliefs that are setting us up for failure. Explore the 3 most common self-sabotaging mindsets to spot warning signs and prevent burnout in your life!
As modern women, we are expected to juggle multiple roles and responsibilities at once. We have to take care of our families, excel in our careers, maintain our social life and somehow still find time to exercise, eat healthy and get enough rest. The pressure to do it all can be overwhelming, leading many of us to experience burnout.
Burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged and excessive stress. It can affect anyone, regardless of gender, age or occupation. However, entrepreneurial women, small business owners and executives are particularly vulnerable to burnout due to their high-stress jobs and demanding lifestyles.
While burnout can be caused by a variety of factors, there are certain beliefs that are common among women who experience it. In this article, we will explore three beliefs that cause burnout and how to overcome them.
Belief #1: “I have to do everything myself”
Many women feel like they have to do everything themselves, whether it’s at home or at work. They believe that if they delegate tasks or ask for help, they will appear weak or incompetent. This belief can lead to burnout because it’s impossible for one person to do everything alone.
The solution: Learn to delegate tasks and ask for help when needed. Identify the tasks that can be done by someone else and delegate them. You can hire an assistant, outsource tasks to freelancers or ask family members for help with household chores. Remember, asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of strength and smart time management.
The Belief #2: “I have to work harder than everyone else”
Many of us can relate to the feeling that we need to work harder than anyone else in order for our efforts to be recognized and rewarded. It’s a difficult cycle, because when it comes from insecurity and pressure, this belief inevitably leads towards overworking ourselves – often leaving little time or energy left for much-needed self-care which is equally important if not more so on the path towards success. With just a bit of extra attention paid each day toward inner growth and development, you’ll start seeing results without engaging in such exhausting activities caused by an unhealthy mindstate!
It is important to understand that working harder does not necessarily mean achieving more significant results. In fact, overworking can have negative consequences on productivity and well-being. Instead, focus on working smarter by prioritizing tasks and delegating responsibilities. In order to do that without feeling guilty or uncomfortable, the belief has to be addressed and changed in the first place. Also, make sure to set boundaries and prioritize self-care activities, such as exercise, meditation, and spending time with loved ones.
The Belief #3: “I can’t say no”
Many individuals believe that saying no is a sign of weakness or that it will lead to negative consequences, such as losing a job or clients. This belief can lead to taking on too much work, overcommitting, and ultimately experiencing burnout.
Solution: It is important to understand that saying no is a sign of self-respect and self-care. It is okay to decline requests or projects that do not align with your priorities or values. Also, learn to communicate assertively and negotiate when necessary. By doing this, you will establish healthy boundaries and reduce the risk of burnout.
If you find yourself struggling with any of the symptoms of burnout, take a step back to look at your underlying beliefs. Remember that these beliefs are just thoughts- and often not even accurate thoughts. They do not have control over you unless you give them power. You can choose what to believe, so make sure those beliefs are serving you well. Work on uprooting the negative ones and reinforcing the positive ones until they become your default way of thinking. With this new mindset in place, you will be amazed at how much better everything works for you – Burnout included!