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3 Hidden Culprits of Burnout and How to Catch Them ASAP

Burnout is one of those words you associate with simply being tired, feeling fatigued, or needing a break. But what most people are unaware of is that it goes so much deeper. Some people suffer for years because they can’t get to the root cause of where their burnout is even coming from.I know, because I’ve been there.You’re busy.

The world is busy. We’re moving at paces faster than we could have ever imagined. We’re living life in the fast lane, so what happens when that thought creeps in? You wake up one day and think: Woah.

I’m exhausted. I’m burnt out.The good news is there might be a hidden culprit lurking under the surface – one that’s actually far easier to catch and fix than, say, getting four more hours of sleep at night. Let’s be real: making a drastic change to your sleep schedule is oftentimes easier said than done, and sometimes even straight up unrealistic (parents of young kids – you know what I mean).Let’s take a look at three hidden culprits of burnout you might be experiencing right now and how to stop these in their tracks so you can get back to feeling like the most energized, happy version of you. A few months after I had my second baby and became a mom of two under two, I remember waking up one day and feeling like I could sleep for an entire decade.

I was, as you might describe, exhausted and on the road to burnout. I thought to myself, “Holy crap. I’m going to burn out if something doesn’t change soon.” I tried taking naps during the day, downing cups of coffee, shortening my to-do lists, and going to bed at 7:00pm but nothing was helping me magically transform into the energizer bunny until I realized I was tired at a soul level.It was different from any tiredness I’d ever felt before.


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