You Don’t Have to Earn Rest

Maybe you need the reminder this week:

You do not have to earn rest. You do not have to earn your worth . 

With burnout skyrocketing, it’s crucial to our mental, physical, and spiritual well-being to know these two truths. If we don’t learn to rest, our body will do it through physical illness.

It’s easy to fall into a workaholic mindset. I’ve been there myself, and it led to nothing but stress and burnout not to mention the physical effects.

I’ve come to believe a workaholic mindset stems from a scarcity mindset. We think we do not have time to rest because we have to keep working to prove we have worth (more on our worth another time,) but this is just not true.

We do not have to earn the time to rest. We don’t have to check so many things off our list or accomplish so many tasks or reach certain goals at work in order to rest.

What if we shifted our mindsets when it came to rest?

Knowing our worth and incorporating a regular practice of rest is the first step toward coming out of burnout or preventing burnout.

The next step is knowing ourselves well enough to know the signs that we are living in a constant pattern of stress and on a collision path toward burnout or already burned out. 

Understanding ourselves through the Enneagram can bring about amazing clarity and self-awareness of what triggers stress for us. Understanding our gifts, strengths, and working genius can show us how our jobs may not be the best fit for us.

Want to learn more? Click HERE to schedule a free consultation call to learn more about how coaching can help you prevent or come out of a season of burnout. Whether you choose to move forward with coaching or not, you will gain insights into what you can do to make some changes to help you live and lead from a place of purpose and peace.

Are you a leader or business owner who wants to help your team understand what triggers their stress and how to recognize when one of your team may be in burnout? Schedule a free consultation to learn what coaching workshops could look like for your team!

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