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Addressing burnout

When you're doing many things, there will be times when you feel burnt out or overwhelmed.

Simply switch off when this happens. You don't have to keep on going if your body and mind won't allow it. Ways of rejuvenating include travelling and binge-watching films. Consider slotting in a day where you're doing nothing.

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There will be times where your schedule will not work for you. That's when a morning routine will pull you through. A morning routine works because it gives you a small period of solitude and focus.

With the right mindset and approach, it is possible to follow several passions and do them successfully.

Batch tasks into 45 - 90 minutes depending on the complexity and how much you want to get done.

Creating a system allows you to allocate a set time to each pursuit as well as other important tasks.

Your phone should provide as little distraction as possible. A few systems to help you stop a phone addiction:

It can be challenging to have multiple interests - you may be critisised for following too many pursuits. Another issue is feeling guilty for giving up an interest half way. Quitting is not giving up. It is choosing to focus your attention on something more important.

Spread out your interests/passions over seven days instead of 24-hours. Assuming you are awake for 16 hours a day, you now have around 112 hours to tend to everything.

When you have multiple interests, reading becomes essential. Focus on reading more about polymaths by polymaths.

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