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I’ve been dealing with some serious burnout lately and it’s definitely been really affecting me in both my personal and professional life.
For those of you that don’t know, I work three different jobs. I am the Project Coordinator here at TurningPointCT.org, I work for the blog Low Carb Yum, and I also have my own travel blog. I’ve really been throwing myself into all of my work and it really feels like all I do is work.
I’ve been trying to work extra hours because honestly, I really do need the money. And since my travel blog is so new, I really have to put a lot into it to try and get it off of the ground.
On top of not working, there have been a lot of days that I just haven’t left my house. Part of it is having no will to do anything because I’m so mentally and physically exhausted. The other part has been this heat wave we have been having. And, the other reason is the fact that I really just don’t have the money to even drive at this point.
Unfortunately, that’s just where I’m at right now. We live in this culture where you feel the need to hustle already, but now it has become a necessity. I’m doing all of these things AND keeping up with my responsibilities in my own life. Even though I’m burnt out, I’m cooking home cooked meals since I can’t afford quick and easy takeout, I’m doing the dishes that come along with that, I’m doing laundry, cleaning…ya know, adult stuff that you can’t just not do.
I’ve been trying to do more things for myself, but honestly it’s hard especially when I feel like I can’t leave the house because I don’t want to spend ANY money. At this point, I’m just taking it day by day.
If you’re dealing with burnout, know that you’re not alone. Many of us are also dealing with it right now.
If you’re looking to know more about what burnout is and tips for handling it, check out HelpGuide’s article Burnout Prevention and Treatment.
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