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Mt. Kinbo in Tsuruoka City in the winter

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Burnout

Burnout sucks. You have to be careful to control your workload or else burnout can creep up on you. I’m in that situation at the moment, and I think I need to take a bit of my own advice. This demands not having too much on your plate in the first place, which means you really need to learn how to say no to things you don’t really want to do.

But if there are things you have said yes to, or if you need to do some things you don’t like in order to achieve a certain goal, you have no choice but to do them. Again, take these on one by one, without ill feeling either. That’s the hard part, but it’s necessary to be able to give your best.

Take it easy. Take breaks, and learn how to relax. Go out into nature. Take a walk. Simply sit down and take the situation in. But most of all, don’t take on too much! Only do what you feel you really need to (keeping the last paragraph in mind).

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


Sign up to the weekly Mountains of Wisdom newsletter, follow me on social (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Clubhouse, all @kiwiyamabushi), or send me an email via the link below to stay in touch.


Tim.

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