Do you ever feel like you have a million things piling up and instead of figuring out a way to handle everything you just want to crawl into your bed and hide? And even though you love your job, all the daily responsibilities just feel like too much? That feeling of being so overwhelmed you would rather just not do anything? That feeling is called burn-out and yeah, we’ve felt like that too.
What is Burnout?
Burnout is physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress. And if you own a business or are working towards your creative dreams, you’ve probably already experienced it. Burnout isn’t good for anyone and it’s our goal to make sure you avoid it. Or if you are in it right now, this episode will help you dig yourself out of it!
Sarah – I used to find it hard to say no to a lot of things, and truthfully still struggle with this. I was putting everything and everyone before myself, and trying to give 100% to each of those situations. But this easily overwhelmed me and eventually I just wanted to lay in bed and watch Netflix all day because I couldn’t handle it all. It took a long time to come out of because I didn’t know what to do! And while I was trying to figure this out, I was letting my client work and everything I was committed to begin to suffer, which I absolutely did not want! I had to start finding ways say no and let go of trying to do everything for everyone.
Shaunae – When I first went full-time with my business, I thought I had to hustle ALL THE TIME. Like if I slowed down, the world would pass me by. I put business before everything else and my personal life suffered. I became so fixated on all things business and didn’t have a structure in place of how to exactly handle everything smoothly. I knew things needed to change.
You Can Overcome It!
Avoiding burnout is a huge part of self-care. Like we discussed in our Healthy Habits episode, it’s so important to put boundaries in place. It’s okay to say no to things. It’s okay to let things go. It’s okay to only focus on the essential tasks right now. Bottom line, it’s okay to take care of YOU first then focus on your business.
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