Exhaustion and feeling overwhelmed from the routine of life results from a combination of factors. Chronic overloading of our physical, emotional, and mental faculties can have dire consequences and sap motivation out of life. It is impossible to maintain high performance over the long term without burning the candle at both ends. The overrunning effects of exhaustion can also disrupt personal relationships with family and friends, undermine your sense of gratification, and increase stress. Here is how to flight the cause and not the symptoms of exhaustion and spark your renewal.
1. Discover optimism
Whether you are undergoing a difficult time or merely struggling to be keep up with the pressures of everyday life, there is potential for optimism. Optimism is nothing more than an image of a positive and feasible future. Optimism is a powerful force. Neurologically, optimism truly helps us to counteract the off-putting effects of life’s pressures and burdens. Optimism can inspire us to dig down and find the courage and strength to move in the direction of our dreams. Prove your pessimism incorrect by acting as if things are already better. Optimism begins with a period of mindfulness, contemplation, and rejuvenation. Put the pressures of life to the side and discover ways to reconnect with yourself. Then, direct your energies towards what needs to be done and keep adjusted with yourself and people who are close to you. Optimism is not a substitute for hard work, but a supplement to it.
2. Concentrate on what matters the most to you
If you’ve been feeling besieged, detached, pessimistic, without purpose, and inching for survival instead of evolution, an adjustment must be the order of the day. Research has shown that many people simply do far better in their jobs and in their personal lives when they are doing what they believe matters the most to their world. In work, as in love, you have to follow your heart. Alas, passion for what matters to you is so hard for most people to act out. Reflect on how your work makes sense in the bigger picture of your life and in the world around you. Take one tiny step toward bringing more meaning to your life. Try to learn and then recruit others to promote and encourage you. Focusing on what the matters most to you intensifies the possibility that you can endure with life and investing your time on everything that is best aligned with your personal values.
3. Practice gratitude as an antidote to pressure
Gratitude has the power to unlock the fullness of life by allowing us to rejoice the present by transforming refusal into acceptance, disorder to order, and ambiguity to clarity. Research has shown that people who practice gratitude everyday have a superior sense of self-worth. Practicing gratitude could be as simple as writing down a list of things or blessings you are grateful for each day. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything—good or bad—that happens to you, knowing that each step forward is a step to achieving something bigger and better than the present. In addition, expressing gratitude can reduce the occurrence and length of episodes of depression.
4. Overcome the fear of trying something new
When it comes to overcoming pressure and renewing the spark of your life by creating new ways of getting things done and improve your performance, you need to overcome your fear of failing and of doing something new. If you try to feel comfortable until you try something new, it is likely that they will never attempt anything that requires courage. Trying something new requires courage and the ability to beckon that courage is a huge benefit towards sparking your self-growth. Instead of diving right into a situation that looks daunting, approach it in steps allowing you to gain confidence at each step. Try something new that opens up the possibility for you to grow.