We are in the thick of summer and it’s hot.
Being so physically uncomfortable makes me irritable and makes me mentally not quite right.
When I feel like this, it’s really hard for me to be at my best.
And if I don’t take care of myself, I know I get that much closer to burnout, so I have to be super conscious about it.
In case the summer heat is also getting to you and you’re uncomfortable, cranky, and on the verge of burning out, I want to share with you the six causes of burnout.
Because when you know what they are, you can take action and deal with it.
When you know what those causes are, you can take action to stop yourself from being burned out.
The six causes of burnout, especially among working moms, are:
- Not having control of your days
Nothing can extinguish your fire faster than that feeling of helplessness and losing control.
- Feeling underappreciated
Exceeding expectations but having your contributions unrecognized can stifle inspiration.
- Dealing with unclear and overdemanding expectations
When you don’t know what people need and what they want you to do, it’s hard to act and see the next steps in your path. This causes you to limp along, instead of stepping on the gas to your goals.
- Living monotonous days
Letting each day pass by and living life on autopilot can snuff out your fire. Find time to ignite and pursue your passion.
- Working in a chaotic, high-pressure environment
Some people can thrive in high-pressure environments, but if you add in disorganization and chaos, you’re going to be on high alert 24/7. At some point, you’re going to run out of fuel and be forced to slow down.
- Not having support
A lack of appreciation can lead to burnout.
Working mothers have a truckload of responsibilities and you can’t do it all. If you’re not getting the support you need, learn to ask for it.
Those are the top six causes of burnout I’ve experienced and seen with the moms I’ve worked with.
When you feel like you’re on the edge of burnout, check which of these factors are causing it and take steps to deal with it.
You can take a look at your days and ask, “What is pushing me to the edge?” and take action to turn it around.
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