It’s all fun and games until you wake up with burnout.
You know those times when you’re so excited to start a new job? Or a new routine? Or a new goal?
How exhilarated you feel?
It’s as if you are staring into a barrel of opportunity. You could even say you feel giddy.
It feels AMAZING. I’m not going to lie, I personally love that feeling.
Those mornings when you wake up and you bounce out of bed ready and raring for the day. The focus you have, the clarity that urges you closer to your desired goal.
This all stems from the adrenaline that is coursing through your veins. This adrenaline comes from excitement and possibilities.
Fun fact; adrenaline isn't always a bad thing. There are distinct benefits to having adrenaline. For instance, increased energy, increased mental clarity, increased focus, increased productivity.
It actually sounds pretty fantastic. What goes wrong?
You know that excitement you felt at the start of your goal, project, target, year or whatever it may be that got your adrenaline pumping?
Yeah, that feeling. That feeling is the first sign of burnout.
Seriously, the first sign of burnout is excitement. Who knew?
Now, let me put this into context.