Wilson Public Relations Founder + Chief PR Officer Beth Wilson is a proud member of the Business Journals Leadership Trust, an invitation-only network of influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in your community.
Everyone feels overwhelmed and burned out at one point or another. Whether it’s due to work, personal life or a combination of both, feeling discouraged and unmotivated can be challenging, especially for leaders who are expected to be “on” every day, despite the myriad plates they’re regularly juggling.
While occasionally feeling enervated and uninspired may be an inevitable part of life, you don’t have to feel trapped by those feelings. Timely strategies and self-care can help you remember your passion and your “why.” Here, 16 members of Business Journals Leadership Trust share the reliable methods they turn to when they need to recharge their passion and motivation.
What Beth had to say:
Allow yourself to feel what you’re feeling.
Burnout is a thing we tend to realize only after we’re deep into it. When I’m feeling burned out or discouraged, I take a moment — a simple break, a walk, quick meditation — to first allow myself to feel what I’m feeling. I then recognize the privilege of not having to do what I’m doing, but getting to do it. That mindset shift, as well as leaning into gratitude, has been a tremendous help.