Even though the job of an editor is sedentary, it can still be very taxing on our mind and body. We sit for long hours and our brain is constantly making decisions all day. One very important thing to pay attention to is burnout. I’ve seen people affected by this, where the demands of the job have exhausted them mentally and physically.
A couple of weeks ago I was asked how I avoid burning out and I decided to make some videos to answer this question. Check out How I Avoid Burnout – Part 1 – Time Management where I talk about how I use lists and calendars to stay organized and sane.
The other thing that I do to avoid burnout is to take care of my mind and body by doing the following three things:
- Eating Right
- Working Out
- Getting Proper Sleep
These three things have changed my life. My energy levels have gone up, I’m much happier, and my productivity has improved immensely. I can also think a lot more clearly when I’m making decisions in the cutting room. I’ll be exploring these concepts further in the Hollywood Editing Mentor program and you’ll be seeing a lot more content focusing on health & fitness.
What do YOU do to avoid burning out? Are you looking to develop better time management skills or a healthier lifestyle? Let me know in the comments below.
Follow my friend and celebrity trainer, Yuichi Ohi (@ohi.fitness), for some great workout videos you can do at home!