Most people are a little disappointed at first when they are introduced to some of the Mindfulness exercises by the fact that these exercises are seemingly simple and to some people even quite boring. Very often, this can prevent you from engaging in mindfulness training at all, especially if you are facing something such as chronic stress or burnout. Most of us think that complicated solutions are needed for complicated problems. It has probably been shown to you many times in your life that this does not have to be the case at all. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of Mindfulness. It is in the simplicity of this practice that its weight lies.
When you are faced with something like burnout, it probably means that you have been functioning on autopilot for a very long time and that you pay the least attention to those simple everyday things because you are constantly in speed motion or under stress.
You can probably recognize within yourself that you are being cynical, chronically tired and sleep-deprived and you just can’t find a way to enjoy some things that were your source of pleasure before. You can’t really focus on what you’re doing, your attention wanders, and you’re often deeply frustrated and nervous for seemingly no reason. For sure you have already realized that there are some deeper reasons that led to this condition, and if you recognize these symptoms our suggestion is to visit a psychotherapist, but you can start with the introduction of some of the Mindfulness exercises that can help you prevent burnout.
Answer these questions:
What exactly is the cause of your exhaustion?
Do you have more work than time to complete the scheduled tasks?
Is there a gap between your skills and what is required of you in the job?
What exactly causes stress?
Are there certain challenges in communicating with colleagues or superiors, what are those challenges?
Gather all the relevant data to know what you need to focus on in your search for solutions.
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