3 Ways To Combat Burnout

3 Ways To Combat Burnout

If you’re restless, struggling with brain fog, or feeling drained, you might be experiencing burnout. The good news is, you’re not alone. Burnout occurs in all industries, but it’s especially common among entrepreneurs and other self-employed people — like content creators! While burnout is unpleasant, there are several proven ways to get through it – and avoid it in the future. Keep reading for three techniques you can use to combat burnout now and get your creative mind back on track.

1. Practice Mindfulness

Try starting each morning with a moment of mindfulness. Granting yourself a few minutes of peace before beginning your day is a great way to center yourself and prevent overwhelm.

2. Redefine Success

Concentrate on your “why” — the reasons you started creating. Maybe you wanted to tell a story, or connect with your community. Focusing on your internal motivation rather than external markers of success will give your work meaning and allow you to appreciate the progress you’ve made.

3. Lean On Your Support System

3. Lean On Your Support System

One of the hardest parts of burnout is the feeling of isolation that comes with it. In times of stress, it's important to have a support system in place that can offer support, advice, or just a friendly ear. A strong network can keep you accountable, offer perspective, and improve your quality of life, both personally and professionally.

Start by visualizing your ideal support system: What kind of relationships do you want? What kind of feedback will make your work better?  Keeping these principles in mind will help you seek out and maintain a strong (and mutually beneficial) support system.  Don’t be scared to ask for help and show vulnerability — it’s the best way to find the community that’s right for you.