Over the past two weeks, I've been battling burnout. I've worked hard this past year to learn my personal signs. I feel tired, but more importantly, sad.
The old Kari would have just pushed through. I mean, I have work to do. The new Kari took the afternoon off.
I caught up with a friend for an hour on the phone, bought a new favorite dress, and got a massage. The crazy part? Even with the time off, the week was my most productive all year.
Your goal is to create a situation for you to be your best self. Pushing past your limits is not the way to do this.
Do you know your burnout signs? If not, learn them. More importantly, do you know how to get out of that dark space? Sometimes just a few hours of indulgent me-time (and usually a good night sleep) is all it takes.