Okay, let's talk about burnout.



6/19/20232 min read

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woman leaning on wall while sitting on bed

Burnout. It's that feeling of complete exhaustion, both mentally and physically. The sleepless nights, the constant fatigue, and the lack of motivation to engage with the world around you. You find yourself caught up in the rat race of life, with kids driving you crazy and dogs wreaking havoc on your furniture. It's enough to make you feel like you're about to lose your mind. Does this resonate with you too?

Lately, I've been hearing this common theme from friends and family. People from all walks of life, whether professionals or small business owners, are feeling pulled in every direction, stepping into work with a sense of despair and dread. Uncertainty about the future looms over everyone, with escalating grocery prices, climbing interest rates, and the overall cost of living on the rise.

It's no wonder we feel like we're missing out on the best parts of life.

But here's the thing: we have the power to change this narrative.

We can thrive in these uncertain times and use them as opportunities for growth and self-investment.

So, let's dive into some of my best tips and strategies to reduce feelings of burnout:

Boundaries: If you're a high achiever who constantly aims to please, it's time to establish boundaries. Let those around you know that your personal time is sacred.

After you clock out for the day, make it clear that you won't be available until the next morning.

Prioritize your well-being and create space for activities that bring you joy.

Self-Investment: Investing in your well-being is crucial for a fulfilling life.

Forget the overused term "self-care" and think of it as "self-investment."

Take a walk or grab coffee with a friend—these simple activities can be incredibly therapeutic.

Explore nature by visiting a nearby park or conservation area and let the fresh air rejuvenate your spirit.

Treat yourself to a weekend getaway or mindfulness retreat to recharge.

And don't forget to have some good ol' fashioned fun by organizing a girls' night out or indulging in creative activities that bring you joy.

Make a List: Identify the things that drain your energy and fill you with dread.

What external factors are forcing you to stay in these draining situations?

Make a list and brainstorm ways to make improvements.

For example, if your job is draining you but you're tied down by mortgage and bills, think about creating another stream of income.

Explore tutoring, selling baked goods at the local market, or becoming an Amazon affiliate and promoting links on Pinterest.

And if you're overcommitted with your kids' activities, seek support from parents or friends who can help lessen the burden or consider dropping an activity that doesn't align with your child's genuine interests.

Remember, you have the power to make positive changes in your life.

By setting boundaries, investing in yourself, and making strategic improvements, you can overcome burnout and find a renewed sense of balance and fulfillment.

Don't let life slip away—embrace the opportunities to create a brighter and better future for yourself.

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