One of the most common themes I hear from men is that they are just tired. They’re tired of working their butts off. Tired of not seeing results. Tired of feeling crappy. And they’re tired of being tired. Does this sound like something you may be going through? If so, join the club because it’s a big one and it’s only getting bigger.
I’m not going to use the word “burnout” because burnout is for losers, right? Wrong! Burnout is what happens when being tired becomes a regular part of your life. Being tired is a sign that you must do something different or just take a break. Otherwise, you will burn out eventually.
There are days that I put my head down and work my butt off. By the time Friday comes around, I’m done! There’s no point in working anymore because I know my productivity is dramatically reduced and I’m easily distracted. By the way, these are two evident signs that you’re tired. I don’t have to tell you what it feels like to be tired, you already know. But what I do want you to know is that life doesn’t have to be this way.
Instead of outlining what to do when you’re tired, I’m going to tell you why men get tired in the first place.
1. They Hate What They Do
If you’re not enjoying your career or business. Why are you doing it in the first place? Life is too short! This also applies to your personal life. If your marriage is draining you and it’s been like this for a while, maybe it’s time to reevaluate what you’re bringing to the table or if you’re with the right person.
2. They Aren’t Taking Care of Themselves
Self-care is critical. You need to take care of yourself first. If you’re taking care of everyone else and you have nothing left for yourself at the end of the day, it’s going to catch up with you. Take the time and energy out to take care of your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.
3. They’re Not Seeing Results
It’s one thing to work endlessly to get results; it’s a whole other ball game when you don’t see the results you want or any at all. That’s a recipe for frustration. If the results aren’t there, it’s time to change your approach.
4. They’re Doing the Same Old $hit
Men need variety. If you’ve been doing the same thing for months or years, you’re going to get bored. It’s inevitable unless you absolutely love it. Even when you do love what you’re doing, it’s always nice to change things up.
5. Their Heart Isn’t in it Anymore
If things are good but you’re not passionate about it, things will fizzle. This is when people tell that you should be happy because you have everything you need and that you’re lucky. You know you should be happy but there’s a voice inside that tells you that whatever you’re doing just isn’t for you anymore.
6. They Don’t Face it Head on
Men will tough it out for as long as they can. That’s part of what being a man is about. But it’s not the smartest approach, especially if you’re burying what’s actually tiring you out in the first place. I’ve seen guys avoid divorce and stay in crappy marriages only to live like zombies for years.
Eventually, all the things that you’re ignoring come up. Hopefully they don’t come up all at once because that’s when things really fall apart. Ignoring your challenges isn’t the solution, so face them head on instead.
7. They Aren’t Getting Re Energized
You are just like any other machine out there that requires energy. When you’re not recharging your energy, you will fade out. You must plug yourself into the sources of energy that you have available. If you don’t know what energizes you, it’s time to find out. Maybe it’s sex, maybe it’s drinks with the boys or maybe it’s reading a book. Whatever it is, do it!
If you’re feeling tired, nip it in the butt immediately. Don’t let it drag on because it will only get worse. Life is meant to be fun and enjoyable. Go do something that you enjoy and more importantly don’t feel bad about taking care of yourself! The more you take care of yourself, the better you can take care of the ones you love.
All the best!
The Strategist For Businessmen
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