Hello my amazing readers!!
Happy Super Soul Sunday, I hope you are all enjoying the last little bit of summer we have left. This has been such a busy summer for me and in the last week I couldn’t help but feel exhausted with what seemed like endless tasks I needed to get done.
Life is a balancing act and often times I get exhausted in juggling so many different areas. Don’t get me wrong, I love taking on new projects and challenges but at what point is it too much? Are we aware when we are burning ourselves out?!
As I reflect on the week that passed, I was a little disappointed that I couldn’t be more productive with the tasks I have set forth for myself. Then I recalled a theory I had learned about a few years ago; The Four Burner Theory.
In short the theory explains how we have four burners that can be functionally running in our lives, just as you would on a real stove;
“One burner represents your family, one is your friends, the third is your health, and the fourth is your work.”
Beyond these four burners nothing can be formed unless you decide to possibly turn one off and that’s when “real” tangible success can be seen.
But then this begs the question… which one do you turn off? Can you maybe dim the light on one of the burners in hopes of at least a little bit of success?
I am not too sure about the accuracy of the theory but when I reflect on my own life I have noticed that taking on too much at the same time is not productive at all, balance is needed and keeping the four burners in mind is really useful.
Let me know what you guys think? How do you balance everything?