Everything about this past April felt stormy and difficult.
Sure, my life was good compared to many, but something wasn’t right. Finally swallowing my pride, I admitted I was burned out and decided to do something about it.
Read on to see how I learned to rebound from burn out.
On top of a pandemic and the world’s general craziness, there was a lot going on for me this spring.
Rebounding from Burn Out
With Hub’s encouragement, I signed off from authoring and socials to re-energize.
At first, I felt guilty.
How could I leave the work I labored for nine years to establish? But I had been running on empty too long. Stepping away was the best thing I could’ve done.
I didn't accomplish anything earth-shattering with my two months away, Instead, I filled my soul with little moments that added up to happy ...
See more of how I learned to rebound from burn out
by connecting with people, creativity and nature
in my 60-second video diary below.
Back to it
After 8 weeks, I'm slowly returning to writing refreshed and enthusiastic. I'm moving at a steady pace. No more toiling 7 days a week, posting all over socials.
I even dropped 6 of those
miserable pandemic pounds
and cannot wait to lose 6 more!
Life feels lighter.
And I aim to keep it that way
how to care for myself
and avoid burn out.
Feeling overwhelmed and exhausted is the pits. What tips can you offer to avoid burn out? I’d love to hear your ideas (I may need them some day!). Please share in the comments below.
7/11/2022 09:06:57 am
Good for you! It definitely is a good thing to do for the mind. I’m trying taking mini breaks from it all . Glad you got to do so much especially visiting family.
7/11/2022 02:00:17 pm
Maria, I quite like your idea of taking mini breaks. I need to do that to keep going strong. And yes, family time was THE best-:D
7/11/2022 02:02:05 pm
There’s nothing like resetting at the beach! I ‘m glad you could get away and reset, too.
So glad you're feeling refreshed after your hiatus Cat! I'm pretty burned out right now too and have not posted since the beginning of the month. But that's because there's too much going on with getting two estates on the market - it will be a while until I can truly relax and get away from it all. Can't wait to take 8 weeks too!
7/11/2022 02:05:44 pm
Whoa, Sara! Getting two estates ready for market is huge and stressful. You’re wise to step away from blogging until life settles. I appreciate you stopping by to let me know and wish you all the best with those home sales and finding your away time.
7/12/2022 05:02:21 am
I missed you, Cat. Welcome back <3 We all need a timeout to find ourselves again and good on your hubby for recognizing the signs. I had a burnout a few years ago and had to juggle a whole bunch of stuff but working in the garden doing nothing and everything filled my soul jug again. Now I have a fixed date with our garden everyday just to breath.
7/13/2022 08:42:43 am
I appreciate your kind words more than you know, Michelle! I was sad to hear you had a burnout, but what a joy you found a way to fill your soul in the garden. There is something special about being outside and working in the soil to create something beautiful.
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