How do you avoid burnout? That’s the million dollar question. We all know that we need to have goals, but how do you avoid burnout?
Most of the time it seems like we’re on a hamster wheel. There is too much to do and too little time to get it all done. We just keep chasing our tail day after day, week after week. It’s like the race that never ends.
Getting Off the Hamster Wheel
I discovered a book called the 12 Week Year a while back, and for the last couple of years I’ve been working on my goals using the 12 Week Year plan. I’m not going to tell you it was easy or that I’ve been anywhere near perfect. I will tell you that by following this system I have seen a big difference in what I am able to accomplish.
Most of us are a big hot mess when it comes to staying focused. Let’s face it; we need help. This book has taught me that with planning and some trial and error, we do get better at it with practice. This last quarter of the year will be one of the best in terms of getting things done. I can finally cross some big projects off my list that were on there a whole lot longer than they should have been.
Things to Consider
When you’re setting your goals for next year, you need to think about some fundamental principles. Read the rest of this entry →