Stop Worrying About Burnout….
Not sure why I was thinking about this so much (besides the fact that I am suffering from burnout) but I did just have to give myself a little "pep talk" about allowing myself to believe that burnout was even an option.
I like to believe that all of life is an option. I can choose what I allow to happen to "DEW" (that's me... just in case you were scratching your head)...
I do consider the head-game to be the hardest part about obsession. When you move fast and hard in controversial places, you have to have a thick skin and an even stronger mind. You really have to know why what you are doing is so important... in spite of having that belief system questioned incessantly.
- Declutter your brain -- Take a walk and pick out the sounds around you. Try to isolate each sound by itself... You will have to forget about most of your stress to accomplish this task...
- Pick a sports hobby -- Running, fighting, basketball, whatever it is -- spend a few hours each week (each day if possible) involved in that activity... The mastery of self-fulfilment is powerful in building mental endurance...
- CHILL -- Sometimes it helps to just do nothing... Do whatever you feel like doing: read a book, or share a joke, smoke a cigar... Don't give yourself rules... (except that addictive or self-destructive behavior is not allowed...)
For the phoenix to rise from the ashes One must know the pain To transform the fire to burning desire --Mark Gorkin