Work It Out or Burnout - (Barter Your Skills, etc...)

Savvy Saturdays (8/28/21)

Savvy Idea: Be aware of the time you spend on what you need, have, and want to do, or else you’ll experience burnout.

Recently, I was catching up with a friend, and we talked about the dangers of burnout.

I shared with her the best way to prevent burnout is to know where you’re time is going in order to prevent it.

You won’t be able to stop burnout if you don’t know where you’re time is going.

There are three main areas time will disappear to:

  • Activities you need to do in order to survive (food, sleep, soul-focused activities)

  • Activities you have committed to (job, school, responsibilities)

  • Activities you want to do that are not required (hobbies, Netflix, extracurriculars)

Focusing and prioritizing these activities is important to have a healthy fulfilled life.

By tracking what you do in these three categories of activities (while taking note that there are only 24 hours a day), can help you work out whether you’re nearing burnout or not and take action to prevent it.

Questions to ponder: 🤔

  • What activities do you need to do to survive?

  • What activities have you committed to?

  • What activities do you want to do that are not required?

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Weekly Update

Personal life stuff… 🔔

Hello friends,

Greetings from Austin! 👋 Let’s jump right in!

It’s been a busy week. I’ve been focused on three big things while working my full-time job:

  1. Doing outreach and event planning/execution for our church’s college outreach week

  2. Fleshing out as much of my podcast as I can (audience, workflow, etc…)

  3. Meeting with people for life advice on trajectories in life

It’s been fun as each day has been full trying to juggle all these different activities on my plate.

Regarding faith, there are a lot of students who are on campus who are curious or seeking greater ownership of faith after a long period of the pandemic being stuck at home and thinking about life.

This season is so important for us as a ministry & church to be available and not pass by on the opportunity of meeting others where they’re at and share who we are and what we believe in.

Additionally, as a spiritual leader, I’ve gotten to see a lot of fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, whether students or fellow leaders, take on greater ownership of their faith and take steps of obedience in how they lead activities.

It’s been a blessing to see growth in people’s lives in many areas, whether taking care of responsibilities, leading small groups, or serving in whatever capacity they can for others.

(Ahhhh, I love college ministry and all that comes with it)

Outside of faith, I’ve had a lot of amazing conversations with people this past week involving the podcast!

I met a podcast guru with whom I got to barter a bit on skills so I could get podcast help.

And I got to meet with a productivity consultant coach who helped me flesh out more direction on who my audience may be.

Finally, on a more personal note, I’ve been blessed to be able to have several life mentors to help me brainstorm on what direction I go in life.

Having people who are willing to soundboard my ideas and check my sanity on where I’m trying to go, whether with my projects, career, or life decisions, has been so helpful, and I am very grateful for the times with these people!

Anyways, here are several pictures from this past week: 📷

It’s a blessing for you to check in on this newsletter. Let me know if there’s any way I can be praying for y’all!

With that, stay safe 😷, keep it savvy 😎, and I’ll see y’all in the next update 😊

Eric


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