Avoiding burnout: Break the vicious cycle of working too hard with this global CEO’s tips! [Fridays: Mindfulness by Miles]
Miles Everson’s Business Builder Daily speaks to the heart of what great marketers, business leaders, and other professionals need to succeed in advertising, communications, managing their investments, career strategy, and more.
A Note from Miles Everson:
Welcome to today’s edition of “Mindfulness by Miles!”
In these articles, we talk about topics related to work, wealth, health, and our overall well-being. Our goal is to help you apply these tips and tricks so you can further improve your career without compromising your health.
Today, we’ll focus on the importance of rest.
Keep reading to know why working too hard is bad for your health.
CEO, MBO Partners
Chairman of the Advisory Board, The I Institute
Mindfulness by Miles
In today’s fast-paced world, you might think working really hard is the best guarantee for your career advancement. After all, if you put in lots of effort, there’s a high chance that your manager or supervisor would notice you.
Sure, it’s easy to get caught up in the rat race and push yourself too hard at work. However, working too hard is bad not only for your productivity but also for your overall health.
When you’re constantly under pressure to meet deadlines, perform at a high level, and keep up with the demands of your job, you’re putting your physical and mental well-being at risk. This can lead to feelings of burnout, depression, isolation, and even thoughts of giving up.
Overworking leads to lack of time for self-care and personal growth. When you’re always working, you won’t have enough time to pursue hobbies, interests, and other activities that bring you joy and fulfillment. This can make it hard to find meaning and purpose in your life, and lead to feelings of dissatisfaction and loneliness.
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As someone who’s been in the business and consulting industry for over 30 years now, MBO Partners’ CEO Miles Everson has had his fair share of experiencing negative consequences due to overworking. These include:
- Poor sleep
- Difficulty concentrating
That’s why today, he highly encourages his team and clients at MBO Partners to take time to rest and relax especially during weekends. He believes it’s important to get out of the vicious cycle of working too much yet accomplishing little, so people can work more effectively and efficiently in the long run.
Are you also looking for ways to avoid working too much?
If you are, check out Everson’s recommendations below!
- Set clear boundaries between work and personal time.
One of the most important keys to maintaining a healthy work life and personal life balance is making a clear distinction between your time for work and your “me” time. This means setting specific times when you will stop working and committing to that schedule.
However, the point here is not just about when you work but also how you work. One of the ways to avoid burnout and maintain your energy levels?
Taking regular breaks!
Stand up and stretch, go for a brisk walk, or grab a cup of coffee. Everson assures that taking a few minutes off to recharge yourself will make a HUGE difference in how you feel at work.
- Do some stress-reduction techniques.
Another important key to maintain a healthy work life and personal life balance is learning to manage your stress levels. This could involve yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness practices.
These exercises will not only boost your mood and body systems but also enhance your productivity, energy levels, and concentration.
- Make time for social connections.
Always find time to bond and catch up with your family and friends no matter how busy you are at work.
Everson says spending time with loved ones is personally a great way for him to de-stress and feel more connected to the world around him.
Besides, you shouldn’t sacrifice your social life in exchange for career advancement. Everson believes a career promotion will be useless if you don’t have people to celebrate it with.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, marketer, consultant, a busy professional, or just someone who wants to live a happier and healthier life, always remember that working too hard is a recipe for stress and burnout.
Thankfully, there’s a way out of this vicious cycle!
- Setting clear boundaries between work time and personal time
- Taking regular breaks
- Learning to manage stress healthily
- Making time for social connections
… you’ll achieve a more balanced and fulfilling life.
So, don’t let your job take over you!
Instead, take control of your job and make sure you’re also taking care of yourself—physically, mentally, and emotionally.
For those of you who would like to know more of these kinds of topics, feel free to check out Everson’s other mindfulness articles here or connect with him on his LinkedIn account.
Rest well over the weekend!
(This article is from The Business Builder Daily, a newsletter by The I Institute in collaboration with MBO Partners.)
About The Dynamic Marketing Communiqué’s
“Fridays: Mindfulness by Miles”
High-performance businesses are run by people who think and act differently.
In other words, these are people who are high-performing individuals.
Companies and individuals of this kind have found ways to escape the grind of commoditization and competition by focusing on the RIGHT goals.
High-performing businesses and individuals are also “return driven” businesses and “career driven” individuals. They conscientiously develop unique capabilities and resources that allow them to deliver offerings in ways no other firm or individual can.
Every Friday, we’ll publish tips and insights from MBO Partners and The I Institute’s “The Business Builder Daily” newsletter.
These will help you gain knowledge on the things that Miles Everson, the CEO of MBO Partners, often talks about regarding the future of the workforce.
We’ll also highlight other mindfulness advice on how you can be a high-performing individual both in your career and personal life.
Hope you’ve found this week’s insight interesting and helpful.
Stay tuned for next Friday’s “Mindfulness by Miles!”
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