An analogy to save you from burn-out

Are you one of those people who listens to your energy levels, or do you plough on regardless? Often you don’t have a choice; life has demands of you that you have to fulfil. But it’s worth paying attention to energy so you can avoid burnout. There are many ways we get energised. Of course food, resting and sleeping. But also life’s vitality can come from seeing live performances, walking in nature, being around animals and children. But also many ways in which we get depleted: stress, over committing ourselves, not sleeping, being around negative people and critical people.

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Energy is like money in a bank account. When you have reserves you can be more creative, travel, you have options. When you’re at base level you need to be a bit careful and your imagination can be limited. If you go below your base level and get into exhaustion or get into the red, you are pushing yourself and running on empty. It’s ok for a short time, but if it goes on you get more into debit energetically.

There can come a point where your body, acting like a bank will draw the line and declare you energy bankrupt. This is burn-out and it can take you a while to recover.

It’s at this time of year people go on holiday to recharge their batteries. Often if you don’t have the money to do it you don’t put it forward as a priority. But taking time for yourself and to refill is one of the most important things you can do for your own creativity and sense of purpose.

I’m sure you know all this, but a reminder every so often really helps!

Becky Walsh

Author, Radio & TV Presenter, Speaker, Life Catalyst. , -

Becky Walsh is one of the world’s leading authorities on self-belief and intuition. Becky hosts her own TV show 'Anything goes with Becky Walsh' on the Made Television network. She has hosted her own award winning radio show on LBC UK and now presents a show on Hay House radio Spotlight UK. Becky is often delivering comment and analysis in the media worldwide and is a blogger for the Huffington Post and now Psychologies. Becky regularly travels to address gatherings in places such as: Hong Kong, Pakistan, Chile and USA and has been a speaker at ‘I Can Do It’ Seminar London. Her private practice for breakthrough’s by phone or in person in Bristol and London. Becky is a Hay House author of ‘You DO Know – Learning to act on intuition instantly’ as well as three more published books and five e-books. Becky has a live show in which she blends stand-up comedy with live insights on the audience. Becky’s teaching also effortlessly blends her unique humour with ground-breaking, smack-on-the-forehead insights that put YOU in the driving seat of your life.