Inspired by Emily and Amelia Nagoski's book, Burnout: Completing the Stress Cycle, the video and worksheet for this post are all about processing and releasing stress so that you can be more resourceful and more present and break out of the burnout cycle. This is especially important for all of us with a calling to make the world a better place. We tend to accumulate stress from living in tension with a world we want to be different than it is, and from constantly questioning whether we are doing enough to bring that better world into being.
…and Fear is the Gear that Drives the Burnout Cycle
Here are some of the options the video explores:
Check out the video, download the worksheet and get creative about releasing stress in all kinds of different circumstances and settings. It certainly makes sense to also do whatever you can to address the root causes of your stress, but no matter what there will always be some stressors that you can't eliminate from your life. So give yourself the gift of getting more intentional about releasing stress before it builds up within you. The better you get at releasing your stress, the more resourceful you'll be in pursuing your mission and the more and joy and impact you'll be able to bring with you wherever you go.
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