|Posted by Valerie Ling on March 9, 2020 at 2:50 AM|
Toilet Paper and Burnout ...
It's no laughing matter - as a business owner this week I am placing priority on reviewing COVID-19 for our procedures and reaching out to our clients who are likely to feel quite anxious.
It did cause me to stop and think about the mentality of scarcity and fear. It seems a basic human instinct to assume that we will run out of essential resources and that we will feel trapped and out of options. Assuming this position leads to a host of negative emotions and reactive actions. Soon we lose ourselves and we will not even recognise ourselves. I am reminded of a friend who met a lady in the supermarket car park, with a trolley full of toilet paper who said in a daze "I don't know what I am doing".
Most resources, however are renewable. Our strength, our energy, our time (it restarts everyday), our options, our choices, our pathways - renewable.
It's just that when we only look one way, and hold on tight to the false belief that these things do not renew themselves and we feel trapped and running out of options that we eventually feel that even (our good senses and instincts) are not enough.
At the heart of caving in to burnout is caving into exhaustion and entrapment. No way out. No way to see how we can renew our resources.
Like disconnecting the bomb of fear, it takes someone to gently cut the right wire and reconnect it back to the right battery to diffuse those thoughts.
Here's what you can do today:
1. Go to bed 15 minutes earlier (do this each day and you will accumulate over an hour of sleep by the end of the week)
2. Pop one more piece of fruit in your tummy (that's a whole serving more at the end of the week)
3. Take the stairs instead of the lift/escalator (that's a whole 1000 steps by the end of the week)
4. Match one glass of water to one cup of coffee or tea you take in a day (that's lots of litres in the week)
What else can you come up with?
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