In addition to mindsets that perpetuate burnout already covered in previous blogposts,
mindsets that create overwhelm can also play a part.
Helpers, creatives, and anyone who has trouble creating and enforcing boundaries
are all at risk for overwhelm, and potentially burnout.
- Helpers tend to put the needs of others above themselves, leaving their projects piling up in order to assist others.
- Creatives who are great innovators and problem-solvers may have trouble following through with projects after that "aha" moment of creativity, leaving projects to pile up over time.
- Those with boundary difficulties can have poor work/life balance that fuels their overwhelm.
All of these have the same basic solution: embrace the "no."
Whether it's saying "no" to your desire to move on before finishing a project,
saying "no" to the colleague who will inevitably take advantage of your time,
or saying "no" when you are tempted to relax a boundary,
every "no" you say is a "yes" to your own success.
It's not selfish to value and protect your own time and resources.
Your success will increase the success of others around you.
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