Last year, I was go, go, go. With so many ideas I wanted to work on, I didn’t take time off. My brain begged me to rest. I ignored it. Fear of falling behind fueled me to keep going. Over time, my body began to beg along with my brain.
PLEASE take a break!!!
Once again, I refused to listen and continued to work. Things were going swell until my brain and body decided they were over it. Little by little, the shutdown set in, introducing me to an enemy that I never want to see:
There aren’t enough words to describe how much I despise burnout. My brain goes into autopilot. I can do just enough to function and anything other than that takes a backseat. It holds you hostage and you can fight it all you want to regain control. Trust me, I’ve fought burnout…and lost.
[bctt tweet=”It’s incredibly important to make time for rest. Otherwise, your body will make that decision for you.”]
When you’re body gets the rest it needs, burnout will slowly dissipate. I hope that once you endure one incident of burnout, you’ll make a conscious effort to incorporate rest into your routine. It’s been my experience that things flow smoothly when you’re well-rested.
On the other hand, if you fail to learn this very important lesson, you’re doomed to repeat the lesson again and again and again. Haven’t you suffered enough?