Relaxation Is Key
Everyone works hard but it is those who know when to go full throttle and when to take some time off to relax that make it to the top. I have been at both ends of the spectrum so I know first hand the difference in efficiency between working when you are fresh and working when you are burned out. The output may be the same but the quality of your work will be completely different.
You will not know that you are burned out until someone picks up on something you have done wrong and pulls you up on it. The bad thing about this is that you have to make the mistake in order to realise that you are burned out. If it is a little mistake, then you probably won’t change and you will probably keep tiring yourself out. However, if it is a huge mistake, then you will feel bad immediately and you will then want to change the way you are working.
That is why I have written this blog post. I don’t want you guys to have to make a huge mistake in order to realise that working when you are burned out is not a good idea. Take some time to rest and to let your body and mind heal. Accept that you won’t always be at your best and that the only way to get back to the top is to reduce the brain power you are using and the best way to do this is to rest.
Remember this – professional footballers are advised to rest after a hard day of training. Why? Because it allows their body to heal and to get in tip top shape for the game so they can perform at their best. The same principle works on your mind. If you are always stressing about something and not giving yourself a break from it all, then your performance will slowly decrease. However, if you can understand when you are feeling tired and burned out, and you decide to rest, your efficiency will get better across the board.
Relaxation is the key which can open the door to success!