(apologies for the unrelated image…)
I know I’ve done too much when there is no joy in anything I do and the exhaustion is real. Burnout is tough and not something I have really had to deal with before. It makes my mind go blank and makes me want to crawl under my duvet and hibernate. All those good ideas I had for posts…*poof* gone.
It’s like my mind is empty, blank and useless. When I experience burnout I can sit there with a blank page in front of me and nothing happens. At all. Ironically, I’m even too burnt out to write this post.
When burn out strikes you need to take a step back. Indulge in some self-care and basically just treat yo’ self. Turn your phone off, snuggle down on the sofa with a hot water bottle, some snacks and some good tv, a boxset or a film. Because, even if you don’t believe it at this moment in time, you are worth it and you deserve some down time.
Tonight, now that I’ve had a good cry, I’m going to sit down with some homemade pizza (with chicken, ham, mushroom, sausage, pepperoni and cheese on) and watch the latest episode of One Born Every Minute because I love it so much.