Burn out is a thing. A serious thing, that we do not want to get invloved with!!
It is a part of our society and the corporate structure to work really hard M-F 9-5p and it creates this idea that we have to grind and work really hard in long periods of time and then relax, instead of the two being intertwined and balanced.
With families, friends, a social life, keeping up with your wellness, bills, and adulting life responsibilities, a lot of people find themselves forgoing the relax part and have trouble finding the balance we need to live in the elevated vibrations that allow us long term sustainable energy, health, creativity, and happiness.
If you feel like this and if you have been on this cycle where you go, go, go until you drop...this meditation is for you.
We have learned the below things that also help avoid burnout.
1. Set boundaries and say no to invites if you feel you will need that time to relax.
2. Be flexible so that you can change your plans based on how we feel when possible. For casual gatherings and plans we normally say we will try our best to make it, or we will make it if we can! Flexibilty is key to aligning your lifestyle with the effects of this meditation and the Elevate the Globe lifestyle.
3. Release guilt! If you can't do everything for everyone and be at everything, that's okay. FOMO is something we used to deal with but have now realeased. Having the time to recharge is what we def don't want to miss out on now!
For RISE UP Members - this is a great one to add to the end of your morning ritual if avoiding burn out is something you're working on.
Here is the written version from Yogi Bhajan's teachings:
This is the best thing to do when you think you are getting burned out. The mudra is a dormant state of energy. We totally zero our authoritative magnetic field.
Practice this meditation only when there is time to remain still and relaxed upon completion
Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine.
Mudra: Fold the thumbs across the palms of each hand until the thumb tips rest at the base of the Mercury (ring) finger. Bring the backs of the hands together in front of the Heart Center and press them together firmly. The upper hands are not as closely pressed together as the backs of the fingers. Keep the arms comfortable and relaxed, and the elbows as loose as possible.
Breath: Deeply inhale in 8 equal parts through the nose. Completely exhale in 8 equal parts.
Eyes: Focus at the tip of the nose.
Time: Begin by practicing this meditation for 11 minutes. When you feel competent at this time, increase to 22 minutes. Then increase to 31 minutes.