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How do you recover from a rut, burnout, or unhappiness?

By December 10, 2018 No Comments

Burnouts are the number one reason why we quit our health routines, fail at work, relationships or simply life.

Everyone defines a rut or burnout differently. Often people define a rut as not being happy. It is a feeling that our life could be or should be better. Or maybe you know what you should change, but confused on the direction to take.

We all find ourselves burnt out, unhappy and stuck at times, but how do we recover?

These are some best practices to recover from a burnout. I like to compare this process to the basics of Project Management.

Step 1: Focus first on these top areas of your life:

  1. Health
  2. Sleep
  3. Personal Development
  4. Environment
  5. Relationship
  6. Family and Friends

Step 2: Rank each of these categories of importance from 1-10. Based on ranking, this is the first category you will focus on tackling.

Step 3: Create small goals under each category above. Set a realistic deadline for each day, week, month:

  1. Health:
    1. Move 30-45 minutes a day
    2. Sleep 8 Hours
    3. Avoid Sugar
    4. Cut drinking to 1 day a way
    5. Join a new workout class
  2. Personal Development:
    1. Read 1 hour each night
    2. Listen to a Podcast in the morning
    3. Work on my business
  3. Environment:
    1. Get active outdoors at least 1-2 a week during winter
    2. Separate from the negative influences
    3. Cut down on social media time

Step 4: Close out- Check off your goals as you go and reward yourself for the lessons learned!

If you take the time to write this out, set goals for each you will slowly get your life back together. Remember, each of these categories are for the most part in your control to change. You want a better future, better job, healthy relationship etc you need to put the energy into making yourself better first.

When you find yourself in a rut, unhappy or burn out what do you do to take control of your life??

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