How I went from Burned Out Hustler to Conscious Go Getter
"Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed and unable to meet constant demands. As the stress continues, you begin to lose the interest or motivation that led you to take on a certain role in the first place."- Helpguide.org
I’ve always been driven to go after my goals. I have two degrees and working on my third. I am certified yoga instructor, meditation album author, therapist and part-time professor. I hold many titles throughout my community serving on the board of directors for the San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association and giving talks on my Black Woman Psyche theory. And if that wasn’t enough to keep me busy, I am working hard to launch Conscious Life Shop, an online boutique of products that will make enlightenment easy. This is nothing new and I have always had multiple hustles, grinding while going to school full time. And as women know, our work is never done, so throughout out all of this I juggled being in relationships, and processing a few life traumas.
I don’t list these accomplishments to simply pat myself on the back but to convey to you my natural spirit of go getting. This lifestyle of being a go getter comes with an attitude of pushing through, and I must admit that on my journey to accomplishing my biggest goals I didn’t always take care of myself. Before I got a grasp on my go getter mentality and applied conscious philosophy, I experienced many bouts of burnout and feelings of being overwhelmed.
At one point the cycle of burning out became so bad that I began to expect what I would call a “nervous breakdown”, which was a complete inability to push forward through the anxiety and stress I was causing myself. Knowing I could not sustain this vicious cycle, I had to change my approach to hustling if I wanted to accomplish all the other goals waiting for me. When I made this decision so began my process to become a conscious go-getter.
Here are 5 things that I used to go from burned out hustler to conscious go getter!
– Tiffany Shelton, M.A. is a psychotherapist and consciousness expert. Her passion to elevate consciousness goes beyond the message of self-care or wellness, but instead consciously adds to these movements by demanding awakening and insight. Learn more about Tiffany Shelton by clicking here.
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