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Tackling Burnout

I was reading in my book last night, “The Women Who Run with Wolves” that losing your fire and spark is normal. It's apart of life, it's inevitable. And I couldn’t help but feel like this was being presented to me at a perfect point in my life, I have been SO exhausted this week and I cannot figure out why.

I am sleeping a solid 9 hours and feel like I could sleep more. I usually wake up by 7 – not this week. And I have been really hard on myself about it. What the heck is going on!? Why am I so tired? Why is the only thing I want to do is lay on my couch and watch a movie or read my book?

Well besides the fact that for the past 3 months I have been going NONSTOP – moving Strait to the Roots to a new location, growth in the business, getting my things together to start nursing school and being a mom (alone) – that is a lot.

Anyway – the point the book was saying was that when you get exhausted and lose your spark – when you have nothing left – it is time to rest. The author put it as, sit in your rocking chair and rock and rock and rock until you feel rested. When you are exhausted and empty – it is not the time to keep pushing through, good decisions aren’t made when you are burnt out. It is time to sit with yourself, collect your thoughts and energy, and then go from there.

I am unsure of who else needed to hear that – but that made a huge impact on me.

In a society that is all about productivity and being on the constant go - this is your reminder - to sit and rest when you need it.

Take care.


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