I needed this weekend.
Come Friday, I was spent. If I hadn’t written my post Thursday night, it wouldn’t have gone up.
See, I didn’t practice what I preach. I overloaded my proverbial plate and let myself get “burnout”.
I love taking care of my family, taking care of my patients, blogging, health coaching, and all the other hats I wear. Sometimes I just allow myself to do a bit too much with inadequate rest. That’s what happened this past week.
Too much social media, too much going on, too much “stuff”, not enough play…
This leaves me completely depleted. Friday, I couldn’t force myself to open my computer, turn on the TV, open a book… nada.
The babe and I needed a complete rest day, or in my case a weekend.
One where there was no Instagram, Twitter, social media, or agenda.
By “normal” standards, we accomplished nothing. However, we accomplished exactly what I needed. Full and complete rest.
My body and mind had been over taxed and I was done.
Sometimes we need days or entire weekends where we just allow for true rest. Or else, we will be forced to like I was this weekend.
Too much time spent in a hurried and stressed state isn’t good for anyone. It over taxes our cortisol, our adrenals, and in the end leaves us exhausted.
So, how do we deal with burnout?
Rest. Fully rest with no guilt.
Nourish. Nourish your body, mind, and soul. Do things you enjoy! Go play!
Slow down. Take that to do list and cut it in half. Don’t hurry through your day. Remember, Less is More!
Re-prioritize. You can’t accomplish everything. Prioritize what is most important to you then cut out the rest. Of course, there are things we have to do. I’m not saying to skip work. 😉 I’m saying pick what is most important to you then cut out the “fluff” that takes up your time.
Of course, I’m still trying to figure all this out for myself. Baby D is 5 months old and life is constantly changing. I find I am in constant need to rethink and re-prioitize!
Hope you all have a Marvelous Monday friends!
Have you ever experienced burnout?
What are your tips for dealing with or avoiding burnout?