The Pause that Creates
Pausing for fresh perspectives and creative breakthroughs... about 4 minute read
Burnout and I are old, familiar friends. While I don’t look forward to seeing Burnout on life’s dance card, I at least know how this dance will go. Luckily, I’ve built up my resilience quotient in recent years, so bouncing back from Burnout doesn’t take as long as it used to & I get to move on to the next dance partner: Create.
The key? Creating a new story around whatever the invitation Burnout received.
There is a video from Jocko that talks about how no matter how bad any news is, he responds to it with the word, “good.” And it really sums up that when things don’t go our way, or we reach burnout or find ourselves stuck, there is ALWAYS opportunity within that if we will just look for it.
So, what do we do to ditch Burnout? We create.
First, we must create space. Space to journal. To reflect. To breathe. To set intention.
Second, create ritual. Ritual that signifies to our brain that we are ready to switch dance partners. Creating space is part of this. Ritual is a step that just anch…