Knowing When to Stop
It’s not always easy to juggle several jobs and personal projects at the same time, and the risk of getting burned out can be quite high.
Gosh, I’ve done it several times. But the fact that I have, also makes me more prepared now. I recognize the signs way earlier than I used to, and because of that, I can take proper precautions to ensure that it doesn’t end up with me being completely destroyed.
Today I noticed some of those signs. I felt completely unmotivated and whenever I sat down to either edit or write, nothing would happen. I would end up binge watching YouTube videos instead, or just scrolling through social media. Then I started to get frustrated, and I had to take a breather and meditate for a little while. As soon as I got my thoughts a bit sorted, and gave my mind a little bit of a break, I could see the signs and knew that I had to take this day off. I needed to escape reality for a little bit, and just relax without feeling bad about it.
I curled up on my couch with a big cup of tea, a good book and my phone in silent mode. No distractions, just me and a made-up world. A place for my brain to take a break, but also be engaged in something that I love.
It was definitely much needed, and I’m so glad that I took the time to disconnect for a few hours. I don’t feel fully recharged yet, but I’m hoping that a good night’s sleep will do something about that so that I can find the energy and motivation to start editing all my video footage from Amsterdam.
Hope you all are having a wonderful Monday💛
Just What I Needed!
My Friday so far has been exactly what I needed. I got off work at half past two and at the moment I walked out the doors from work, my body felt drained and my brain fried. I couldn’t drag my ass home fast enough.
As soon as I got inside I put on my comfy pants. I made some delicious coffee and some food, put on a sappy movie (The Holiday… Don’t laugh!) and I just relaxed completely. Let my mind drift and enjoyed the movie and the quiet around me. There’s been so much going on lately (as you may have noticed) and my brain doesn’t really have an off switch. So for me to finally have some peace and quiet, without much planed at all for an entire weekend feels bloody fantastic.
I’m going to write, be lazy, meditate and just do whatever I feel like doing. This is just what I needed! I have now slumped down on my couch, made myself a cup of tea and I’m watching Eat, Pray, Love (a movie that always makes me smile) and I intend to stay here for the rest of the night.
I want to send a special thank you to teapigs Norway for sending me a care package with lots of tea 💛 Right now I’m enjoying a cup of Chamomile tea. Perfect for my relaxed Friday night!
I hope you’re all having a wonderful Friday!