This week has been all about getting on top of things so that I feel less stressed over the coming weeks, alongside taking the time I need to recover so that I don’t end up ‘working myself into an early grave’.
The type of person that I am means I take on 100 different jobs at once. I like to be busy and constantly have something to occupy myself with. I have taken a lot on this summer, more so that I would normally have due to the pandemic, and I am slowly starting to feel the effects of such!
Burnout is a real thing – not only with regards to education and studying, but in respect to lots of other aspects of life. Burnout can happen as a result of a multitude of things, and the level at which burnout hits can be different for each individual! I have not been one to properly experience burnout before, but I can feel it slowly creeping up on me.
That is why I have decided to take more time off each weekend away from social media, projects and university work to spend time with loved ones. I have seen a huge difference in such a short amount of time, and know that things will only get better. Not only will I be able to prevent burnout, but I will be able to work more productively because of the time I have ‘off’.
It is so important to listen to our bodies and minds. Especially with regards to burnout. The symptoms creep up on you and sometimes it can be too late before you notice. Be sure to take some time each week to self reflect and truly think about you, your happiness and your energy. If things aren’t what they used to be or you feel more tired than usual, then maybe consider taking some time off for yourself.
Don’t let burnout be the winner.