Today, I remember the words of Mokokoma Mokhonoana - a philosopher, a social critic, agraphic designer, a writer of thought-provoking aphorisms, essays, and books, a satirist, and an iconoclast. He says that “The most fruitful breaks are often those we are or were forced to take by life.”
Remember – lockdown is a phase – and this too shall pass!
Burnout is happening to everyone - the front line health care workers, parents home schooling and working from home, and others who obviously have too much of a load to carry during lock-down.
But - the burnout process is reversible. The first step is to pause, review the direction of what you are doing to your body and mind and check whether you are achieving finally what you want to. Cultivate the attitude to begin to slow down and learn to relax. That means to be available to your own self in terms of free time and to be available for certain practices that help you get in touch with your inner self.
Are you feeling this sense of ‘NOTHING’?
Here is my tried and tested self-experience - feel a sense of purpose. That sense of purposeleads to a renewed sense of hopefulness, and a sense of hopefulness is the fuel you’ve been missing. It might be as simple as getting groceries for someone who can’t get them for themselves or getting together with strangers to meditate online. It doesn’t need to be big to start your spiritual engine once again. What it does need to be is a way to connect with something more than yourself.
Go on, give it a try – and then share your story – SHARE YOUR PURPOSE! And the best part is – WE SHALL OVERCOME!