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Get From Burned-Out to Pumped-Up!

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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we were always lovin’ life and anxious to get out of bed every day to get going?

In a perfect world, maybe, but this isn’t a perfect world. We get tired, both physically and mentally. We get cranky. We get bored with doing the same things day in and day out, sometimes to the point that the brain just doesn’t function at top capacity; in fact, it may stop functioning altogether! When you’re trying to do what you have to do but can only manage a blank stare at the wall, it’s time to do something about it.

But what? Staying enthused about your life all the time is difficult at best; when you are burned out, what can you do to get excited again?

You may be surprised at my answer, but here it is: get excited about something else. That’s right! To get excited about your life get excited about something else.

I’m talking about hobbies. I’m talking about passions. I’m talking about any outside interest that you love to think about and to talk about.

What do you love to do? Let’s say, for example, you are interested in baseball. I don’t want to hear that you like going to baseball games; I want to hear that you LOVE baseball... that you can name the champions of each league for the last 10 years, who played first base for the 1982 Giants, who won each of the last 20 World Series and in how many games, etc. That’s what I’m talking about; something that lights a fire in your belly, something that you are passionate about, something that touches your soul.

Whatever it is that you love to do, start doing it! Do you think it will cost too much? Baloney! You can find a wealth of information on the Internet and it won’t cost you a dime. If you truly love the subject, you’ll enjoy reading about it online. Or, you can probably find a magazine about your interest; if you can’t or won’t spend the price of a magazine, you are in deep trouble indeed!

Do you think it will take too much time? Balderdash! The excitement it generates will result in higher efficiency and you’ll find that you have the time after all. Turn off the darned TV; you’ll discover lots of time!

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