I will be the first to admit that I totally stretch myself thin – thinking that I can take on ALL THE THINGS and get them all done.
I always talk to my clients about watching out for signs of burn out – would be pretty hypocritical if I didn’t follow my own advice, right???
For anyone who knows me well, knows that teaching fitness classes is one of my biggest passions. Being a fitness instructor brings me out of my introverted shell, gives me a feeling of confidence and helps me encourage people to improve their health.
These past few months, I’ve been adding on class after class, plus still working my other job and taking care of my family responsibilities
Few weeks ago, I finally had to admit to myself that it was becoming too much. As a therapist and a mindset coach, I have the insight into recognizing signs of burn out. One of those signs is not enjoying the very things you feel passionate about.
There was this moment of going to one of my classes and thinking “ugh, I don’t feel like doing this tonight”. Bam! Red flag!
As hard as it was to accept, I knew I had to make a change, had to make a decision to let something go – but there was a part of me that kept resisting it.
Those old “feeling like a failure” started to resurface. I took a few days to meditate on it, didn’t want to make an impulsive decision based on emotions.
Then, in the words of one of my favorite inspirational authors, Brene Brown, I had to confront my demons. Make a difficult decision to ensure I could continue to do the thing that I love without burning out.
I’m curious, is this something you struggle with as well??? Do you ever feel that accepting a limitation makes you feel like you’re failing?