We are all susceptible to burnout, from juggling our own priorities to family, kids, pets, jobs, to-do lists, self-care, school, promises, appointments…the list goes on. Burnout can be physical as well as emotional and mental. A mental mindset muscle that I have been flexing (because it does take work) is GRATITUDE. Our minds are powerful, what thoughts are on your mind and what emotions do they evoke? The mind is connected to the body and our emotions affect our health. Practicing gratitude is one of the most powerful ways to put you in control of your emotions and lift your mood.
When you walk in gratitude and love, it is impossible for you to have negative emotions. They cannot thrive at the same time. It does take practice, but what has worked for me is to start my day with thank you – and taking 5 minutes to write down 3 things I am grateful for, while getting some morning sun, water, and coffee. I am taking responsibility for my emotional state and doing what I can to keep mental & physical fatigue at bay.