It’s officially fall!
That means I’m already thinking about the upcoming holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving as well as thinking of everything I need to get done before the year is over.
From doctor’s appointments to work deadlines, there’s always something to do.
The end-of-year pile-up can be overwhelming, so I’m trying to stay organized through lists and plenty of planning. But at the end of the day, it’s also important to remember to schedule in some time to rest.
I’m grateful that this week I was able to take a couple days off for some self-care. But I already feel the pressure to plan a back-to-back weekend of errands to cross off some of my to-dos. I’m trying to push back against this tendency for nonstop productivity.
burnout. Stress is a normal human response to a particular event that causes mental tension or worry. Burnout on the other hand is a consequence of extended high stress.
Burnout may feel like every task is a sacrifice that is driven by obligation rather than value. You may feel like you’re struggling to find meaning and motivation. It is common to isolate yourself from the people around you as well as feel overwhelmed, moody or impatient.
Sara Kuburic, the Millennial Therapist, pulled together a list of things that may help:
To read the full list of tips on how to combat burnout, click here.
Meet Tank Girl.
“I just wanted to share this photo of my pal Tank Girl, who I adopted a few weeks into lockdown and has been the best companion ever since, even if she likes to express her undying affection by trying to claw my eyes open in the mornings so that I’ll wake up and play with her,” writes owner Liz Shannon Miller. “I like to think of this as her author photo, for when she inevitably becomes a New York Times-bestselling novelist.”
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