We all have at some point or another experienced what we call a burn out. Well when this thing happens it can be detrimental to our work ethic. Recently things I have been doing have allowed me to work through what I would call a burn out.
The way that I am able to avoid being burned out is to know when I’ve reached my limits. The discipline of knowing your limits will allow you to take a step back. But at times we are so caught up in our ways that we cannot picture taking time off. Maybe there’s some of us who do not get tired of doing anything.
Then you have those who just crash and burn. By crash and burn I mean you see them constantly in certain places. Then after awhile you see them slowly start to fade away. The cause of this could be multiple things ranging from losing motivation, boredom, not seeing the value in it.
I for one have experienced a burn out and also losing motivation but it was not pertained to designing. I had took it upon myself to record my life for a whole year and upload it to youtube. At first when I started I did not know what to expect.
The thoughts I had in my head was how in the hell do people do this every day. By the way while I was doing this I was in college and working. So you could only imagine what a time constraint I was on at the time.
But anyhow after the first couple of months I was not wanting to do it anymore at all. You know when you start doing something its fun and then after it starts to become a job and un fun. When that happened I made a promise to myself that I was going to make it to the year and then after I would either stop or keep going.
I am referencing my Youtube experience because I got burned out. When you reach the point of “this is not beneficial to me at all” so I think its time to go out at the point I am at.
Now when you see these people who get famous online they are so popular. But overtime you notice they start to fade away. Another thing is people just stop caring about them like they used to. Because they have a gimmick that cannot sustain the notoriety that is strong.
When it comes to your career or passion you do want to know when you have lost passion. But you have to remember there is going to be times when you find it hard to gain motivation and many other things.
Setting goals to meet is a valuable skill to do. Because this will allow you to be more capable to avoid a burn out. Just think of it this way you are working out (exercising) and you are doing cardio by running on the treadmill. You are running and running to the point where you feel your heart beating so hard you can almost throw up.
So you start to slow down and take it slower and slower. Throughout the whole time you were running you did not have a comfortable running pace and you were running without a sense of control and etc. Now setting goals will allow you to be more in control.
You may want to post a picture to instagram at a certain time each day. Well you know what you could do? You could go out for a day and take multiple pictures to your preference and then when the time comes you could upload them to instagram.
There is no need to make things hard on yourself. Especially now with how simple things have gotten for us to use. Some things even have automation and that is a good thing but sometimes if used improperly can be a very bad thing.
So exert some discipline in your life and have a solid direction of where you want to go and accomplish.