Updated: Jan 13
Y'all. Is it just me, or have the first three months of this year been moving in slow motion?
Some days, honestly, most days, it takes all my energy to get myself out of bed and the house up and running. While I am fortunate enough to have been working from home [even before the pandemic], there never seems like there are enough hours in the day to finish everything... or to get enough hours of sleep to allow me to feel well-rested.
This feeling isn't new. Not to me, and probably not to you either.
This is what we call burnout
When you google 'burnout', many results return. Most of them are related to work. Something I found interesting was the related google searches that came up:
Is burnout a mental illness?
What are the signs of a mental breakdown?
How do you deal with emotional burnout?
What are the first signs of going crazy?
Not gonna lie-- this breaks my heart. The fact that people are googling answers to these questions means it's a conversation they aren't having with the people in their real life.
So let's go ahead, and talk about it here.
What is self-care?
Self-care is exactly what it sounds like; caring for one's self.
Yeah, Holly, I get that, but what does that mean exactly?
It means taking care of your emotional, mental, and physical health.