“Find a place within where there’s joy and the joy will burn out the pain.” — Joseph Campbell
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed? Do you sometimes lack the energy to perform at peak performance? Do you sometimes feel tired with no energy?
Do you sometimes feel all stressed out, and worry about your bills? Do you find yourself sometimes feeling bored at work?
Burnout is usually caused by physical and mental exhaustion caused by stress and worry, fatigue and other factors.
Signs or symptoms from burnout can be caused by many factors, either at work, your personal life, or financial difficulties.
First of all, most people experience some form of burnout from time to time, the difference is some people handle burnout better than others.
As hairdressers and salon owners, burnout can hinder our performance at work, can severely undermine our ability to perform and affect our standard of living.
The pressures of owning your own business or the challenges of building a successful hairdressing career can also lead to burnout as well.
You can easily combat burnout by recognizing the warning signs by lack of motivation, stress, fatigue, complacency, and depression.
When you start experiencing these symptoms, your body is telling you to slow down.
Follow these tips:
Take a Break —start the day with a positive attitude by taking about ten minutes of meditation, making sure you tell yourself every day I can. learn self motivation techniques.
Do Something out of the ordinary — take your child to the zoo, visit your grandparents, or even go to a movie in the middle of the week.
Exercise and Rest — go for a walk, a little exercise, eat healthy ,or simply read a book. Maybe get a massage or facial.
Read a Motivational Book — read a book on self-motivation and personal growth.
Seek Out Help — ask your boss for help,perhaps ask your boss for a day off ,let them know how you feel,this will improve your productivity.
Regain Your Passion –- develop a competitive spirit, work to be a fierce competitor.
Seek Out Self-improvement — ongoing education will help you renew your passion to succeed. The door to education and self-improvement is never closed and is an excellent way to overcome burnout.
Have Fun and Laugh a little — Get away and have some fun, count your blessings, like good health, family, etc. always look at the positives in life.
Everyone experiences burnout from time to time, your body and mind is simply telling you to take a break and enjoy your life. You can and you will overcome burnout if you follow the above tips. You may want to listen to my new CD on A Hairdresser’s Guide to Excellence. Check it out. Click here.
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