Start here. Ten steps to address burnout.
- Rule out anything medical. Make sure what you are feeling doesn't have its roots in a physical problem.
- Know that there is hope. This is not a hopeless situation without solutions. Just know that that is the case.
- Take responsibility for change. Take ownership for turning this situation around.
- Face the fear. Change will involve moving into new territory and leaving old. Be very clear about what it involves.
- Develop a strategy. Clarity rules. Having a plan for letting things go or for adding new ways of working takes a lot of pressure off.
- Name the one thing. One thing will make the biggest difference. One thing can probably unlock the road block to solutions. Name it clearly.
- Have support. Don't run solo through this time of life. Have good people with you and behind you. Hire a personal coach if need be.
- Take significant action. That's exactly what it will take. No playing around the fringes. Do what needs to be done to change what needs to be changed.
- Know that burnout is not permanent. This will come to an end. Do it on your terms as far as possible.
- Draw on your faith. God is available 24/7. There is no time you will catch Him off duty. Call out to Him for strength and solutions.
This is a turning moment in your life and work. And that should make Christmas look just a little bit brighter this year. Solutions are possible and with your intentional action are at hand.