Rhythm

Welcome back. This next session in the word burnout is for the letter R, which is for rhythm. Quick review from earlier sessions in case you skipped ahead. We’re talking about burnout. And each of the letters in the word burnout stand for something that ties into the word. But burnout is a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. So stress that’s lasted a long time can lead to burnout. It happens when you are overwhelmed with life. You’re emotionally and physically drained. And you can no longer meet the demands of life. You’ve kind of thrown in the towel because you just can’t take it anymore. Rhythm when you hear that word, you can think of a lot of different things. It can be The rhythm of music or the rhythm of things that are flowing in life in life has the rhythm. Our heartbeat has a rhythm. Our breathing patterns have rhythms. Good music has rhythms, bad music, maybe not so much. But our definition of good and bad music may differ, but that’s okay. That’s what makes the world go round. But more importantly, when your life is flowing with rhythm, and there’s a pattern and a flow to your life, your life is so much easier. And it’s definitely less stressful than many of the lives that we see people live day to day basis. When you’re out of rhythm, and your life is kind of a mess and in a state of upheaval, you lack boundaries, and all other things that we’ll talk about in the remainder of this course. But he can component to focus on is why your life is out of sorts. It feels just chaotic. You don’t have any rhythm or pattern to how you’re going about your life. Every day is just scattered. And you’re just feeling like you’re constantly putting out fires. And you don’t have any say, from your viewpoint on how your life looks, which is completely untrue. It’s your life. You can design your life the way you want your life to look. Yes, your choices and decisions and behaviors guide that but you still have control over it. You have control where you live, you have control of where you work, you have control what you eat. All of these things are within your power. Yes, you may have to make some adjustments in life to be able to do the things that you want to do. But at the end of the day, you’re still in control. Your thoughts, you know, tying in to being out of sorts or scattered. You can’t think clearly clarity is something that you haven’t seen or felt in a long time when you’re burned out, and everything just feels overwhelming, and you just don’t know where to turn. You don’t know what to do, you just throw your hands in the air and you toss and turn when you sleep. your digestive system isn’t working as best as it could. It’s just a huge ripple effect on what burnout does to your body from a physical standpoint and a mental standpoint. And as I alluded to before, with a life that is in rhythm, there is a natural flow to things and when you have this flow, designed the way that works for you, your life is easier. You don’t have as many stressors as other people do. Because you’ve designed your life in a way that can be as stress free as possible. You can’t eliminate stress, it’s always going to be there’s gonna be things that come up in life and experiences. family issues, work issues, traffic issues, your partner issues, children, you name it, there’s always going to be something that is going to come up. But when you’re operating from a state of flow and rhythm, you can navigate through these things a little bit easier than if you’re just completely stressed out. How many times have you seen somebody that was really stressed out and something minor comes up and they act as if it’s a global war against them. They just start screaming, yelling, using swear words, everything else. Because when you’re out of rhythm, and you’re not operating in a state of flow, these things happen. And as I indicated before, out of rhythm is overwhelming. You live a life that is overwhelming in every aspect of your life. It’s gonna stress you out and it piles on and you’re not sleeping well. So your body can’t repair the damage. It’s been facing. So what happens? You burn out? Unless no life to live. You don’t want to live a life of burned out state. So your exercise for this one is, what parts of your life are currently out of rhythm. What are some things that you can do right now to take back control of certain aspects of your life, write them down in your journal, and we’ll get back to that later.