If you’re getting burned out with your job search, or even your current job, take a break. Sit back and relax, clear-your-head, reorganize, and then go back at it fully recharged! It helps.
Sometimes in your job search you can start pushing too hard. You might be doing this in your current job as well. When you start pushing too hard it can start to have diminishing returns. In other words, you’re doing more damage than good. It might seem like this goes against logic, but it’s true.
Getting burned out is normal. Trying too hard and not getting any results can be frustrating for anybody. If this is happening in your job search it’s time to give it a break. If this is happening in your current job it’s also time to give it a break. I’m not saying for years or months at a time, but maybe a week or few days? Or, maybe even just for a few hours? I personally do this all the time. It helps.
I regularly walk the beach for a few hours and just reflect on my business and life. I think about new ways to do things. It helps me focus on what I need to do. I come up with new ideas. I dream. This helps me and it will help you. If you’re getting burned out it’s time to give it a break and come back to your project fresh.
Some of you like playing golf to relax. Golf? That’s not very relaxing, in fact, that can be very frustrating! I want you to do something relaxing. Try doing absolutely nothing for a while. Find a nice quite place and think about your future. Visualize being successful.
Some of you might be laughing at this technique, that’s fine, but I wanted to pass along what helps me. When I put my work down and get away for a few hours it helps me recharge. When I get back to the office I feel refreshed and ready to go! I told you what I do, but you have to find something you can do to relax and give it a break. I really believe it should be something in isolation. You can go to the park, walk the beach, find a quite spot where you can sit and relax. Whatever works for you?
Burning yourself out can cause depression and eventually even make you sick. If this is happening to you, step back away from what you’re doing and take a look at your business and your life. Relax. Think. Dream. And when you return you will be more productive and successful. Give it a break! I hope this helps.
Good luck to you!