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Stressed? Burned Out? Time to declutter the mind.

My house tends to take on a life of its own during the chaotic hockey season when it seems I spend all my non-working hours driving to/from the rink or sitting at the rink.  


Clutter accumulates, things get shoved in closets and everything is out of place.  


I put off decluttering because I knew it would be hard.  I'd have to make decisions of what to keep, give away or toss.  I get attached to some things, even things we don't use anymore, so I knew it would be difficult to let go.  


But deep down I know the benefits of going through the exercise far outweigh the discomforts. 




So I spent this past weekend toggling between watching my son's live-streamed hockey tournament and doing the much needed purging and organizing in our home.  


The results? 


Our home feels lighter, healthier and happier.  And so do I!  


How does this story relate to burnout? 

When we are constantly hurrying, working, care-taking and fulfilling obligations, our minds get cluttered and neglected to the point of exhaustion and burnout. 


With the high demands at work and home we get detached from our big picture, who we really are and what we really want.  Stress and frustration build because we don't have the energy nor do we know how to get out of the rut we are in.


If this sounds like you, it's time to get clear on who you are and what you really want.  Then, move toward your vision of what you ideally want, one step at a time.  



Start by journaling your responses to these simple questions:


1. What is my true purpose?  Am I living my true purpose?

2. What are my values?  Am living in integrity with my values?

3. What are my superpowers?  Am I doubling down on them?

4. What does my vision of an ideal life look like?

5. What 1 action step can I take this month toward my ideal life?

6. What will get in the way (internally & externally) and how will I overcome?


Repeat 5 & 6 each month.  It's ok to continue with last month's action step.


 Answer the above without judgment.  Be a friend to yourself in this process.    


The self-discovery process is integral to getting underneath your stress and burnout.  If you're clear on and living in sync with who you truly are and why you are here, your life will feel lighter, healthier and happier, just like I did after my decluttering project!


These learnings about yourself become your decision making compass in both your personal and professional life.  Prioritizing, making decisions and enforcing boundaries become easier, and so does living life.  


"When you're clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it's clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar.” — Victoria Moran


Befuddled by how to answer questions above? I have tools and techniques to guide you. I will hold you accountable to let go of what was bogging you down and to  keep taking action toward the life you want.   Your mind will tell you to give up, but I will empower you to keep going! 


If you're hesitating because you're afraid it will take time and mental energy you don't have, I get that.  I put off doing my project too, but the benefits far outweighed the discomforts.  The perfect time to start is NOW. 


Don't waste any more time living this way.  Leave stress and burnout in the rear view mirror and lighten your load by scheduling a complimentary discovery call with me today.

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