My journing in creating a burnout-proof life.
Your problems with overwork and time management are not your fault. It’s the racist, patriarchal, capitalist system that constantly tells you that your only value is in what you do and what you produce. That means that we get on the hamster wheel of overworking to satisfy the system. And the system is never satisfied.
When I was young, I must have thought time was infinite. I mean – time is infinite in the grand scheme of the universe – but my ability to use the time I have available is very finite. When I was young, I would say yes to every activity and commitment that I wanted to...
I’m someone who really tries to normalize and embrace failure, but constant shortcomings become overwhelming. I felt like nothing I did got me enough clicks or likes, clients or revenue. Finances were (and still are) a strain. I wasn’t sure if the business would survive at all.
Learn from my mistakes. Here are five reasons why planning will prevent stress and burnout.
What do you need to do to step off the roller coaster and get some meaningful rest?
The reality is that this beautiful color change we see is a seasonal death for leaves. The trees necessarily shed leaves, preparing for the months of rest in the winter. Then the trees have a blank slate on which to grow new buds and leaves when the sun and warmth returns in spring.
Now, hosting two out-of-town guests for the first time in three years may not seem like a break. It was work, but such a different kind of work that it felt restful for my overwrought brain.
I’ve retracted into that cocoon, tried to learn from my stumbles and failures and make plans (that I’m pretty excited about), but my monitor is still saying to me, “WTF? You’re trying THAT again. That’s a losing proposition! Abort! Abort!!”
Signs that you’re burning out and5 tips to help you recover.
Tune into your intention for fall with this simple, mindful journaling exercise.
You don’t need to do it all. I don’t need to do it all. We can ask for help. There are others who can do the work, too. We can teach other people to do the work so that we don’t do it all.