Your guide to self-mastery and wellbeing
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†by Helena Lass MD
Last week I was invited to a speaking event at the JCI annual conference, this time dedicated to health leadership.
It was an awesome event with lots of business-minded, high-achieving people and a lot of fun.
My topic was burnout and how to prevent this from happening. Because, you know – how many of us would really opt for years of depression, sucked out of energy & desire to do anything? As it turns out, it’s an epidemic, a lifestyle we CHOOSE in the western world.
Burnout can rob years out of your life – and it happens at the peak of your career.
You probably have heard about the effects of stress, especially the negative stress. And we’re getting more attentive in this. But there is almost NO information on the POSITIVE stress – the stress that takes you forward and makes you cross your limits. It is labeled as “good”, without pointing out that it is ADDICTIVE! You will want to accomplish even more, meanwhile neglecting the other areas of your life – the nutrition, rest, relationships, physical activity and contemplation on what really matters.
The “burnout lifestyle” has become a HABIT and we go along without a blink of an eye.
We know it is WRONG, we know we SHOULD change something, but …
There is always the “but”, always enough reasons not to do anything about it and if we do, we find it so damn difficult that we tend to fall off the track much too early in the process.
I’ll let you know of a little secret:
The whole¬†key¬†is changing the HABIT itself- it includes changing the way you CARE for the body, changing what you THOUGHT was important.
The first step to do that is to ACKNOWLEDGE the habit that you have. It is an intimate process – nobody else has to know.
Only when you look into it’s eye, can you have an insight of the mess you are in. Realize that it’s not only others, but it can happen to YOU too!. See the future where this habit is taking you – and you will gain motivation to build the bridge to the other side.
Is THIS the time for you?
You may already get signals from your body, emotions (getting frustrated, angry or feel totally tired) or your mind (the “should” factor). Maybe you have seen others go down this road – do you REALLY want to try it out?
Are you ready for the consequences of your current lifestyle?
Are you happy with the way things are?
I invite you to make changes NOW.
Will there ever be a “better”, more CONVENIENT time? How serious do your sufferings have to be, before you take some action?
If you have been waiting for a reminder, then here it is!
Value the time and health that you’ve got, exercise your will-power. Bring the change, that you long to see!
Help to spread the word on how to life a more balanced, masterful life. Make the message available – forward to a friend: www.helenalass.com/2013/09/burnout-epidemic/
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