Emily Ballesteros has focused her entire career on helping people who are struggling with burnout. And there’s definitely a demand for her services, which comes out in this 5 secrets to work-life balance.
While it’s not classified as a medical condition, burnout is officially recognized by the World Health Organization, which called it an “occupational phenomenon.” With a mix of humor and earnestness, her videos are a great resource for anyone who’s feeling burned out … […]
NOTES: 5 Secrets to Work-life Balance, From a TikTok-Famous Burnout Coach
1. Pause before you say yes
If you’re struggling with saying no to things, either at work or your personal life, here’s a script you can use: “Thanks for asking! Can I check my calendar and get back to you on whether I have capacity for that?”
2. Manage your workload
Create a list, know how long each item takes and outline your role and what portions are most essential. Come up with alternatives for the items that are lower priority – outsource, delegate, simplify, pause, etc. And at most times, present your manager with a solution rather than the problems.
3. Take your vacation
Taking time off, of work is not a gift from the company to you, it is a gift from you to yourself. It’s also a legal obligation, country or natural law!
4. Create boundaries with technology
If your brain is looking for breaks during the day, create a list of alternatives you can do when you’re itching for a media break. So, if you’re itching to check that email when you know you shouldn’t, get up and stretch, dance to an upbeat song or go for a walk outside.
5. Take control of your work-life balance
Two quotes that helped Ballesteros through her own burnout phase were …
As a full-time burnout coach, Emily Ballesteros shares some of her best work-life balance tips on her popular TikTok account, @emilybruth.
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How to Create the Life and Career You Want With Self-Love – Secrets to Work-life Balance
Self-love is the process of knowing yourself, connecting with your inner self, and overcoming self-limiting beliefs. It involves letting go of everything that doesn’t serve you, and falling in love with yourself.
Self-love helps silence the fear of rejection, our inner critic. But instead, self-love helps us to befriend rejection so it can serve us rather than taunt us. And once we have that done with, we develop confidence in what we stand for, when we know who we are from within. With self-love, we are able to let go of self-judgment, negative thoughts, and opinions. Including people who are not aligned with our positive future.
If you are not getting “No’s” as answers, you may just not be knocking on as many doors of opportunities as you should or can.
Some doors will open wide their arms-hinge with a “Yes, welcome in”. But many more will say “No.” Be grateful that they will not all slam the door at your face. And neither will any of them nail you in a confine, to stop you from pursuing other opportunities.
No, none of them can say, “this is the end.” So, keep pursing your opportunities, and do not stop practicing self-love.
We should learn to accept ourselves wholly for who we are. And when we do, people around us also start seeing us in the same light. Likewise, when we love what we do and do what we love, we are alive and soaring in all that we do. This further draws others with positive energy to us. Ultimately, that power of love for yourself, will not only elevate your relationship with yourself, but it will enhance and deepen your relationship with work, family, life, and everything else around you.