What does Stress, Burnout, and Anxiety really look like?

Is your stress level normal or are you getting close to being burnt out? Find out, and how to combat it!!

Whatever stage in life you are in right now there are real reasons why there are so many creatives, and others sharing how they've gone through burn out in the past, or are working through anxiety or burn out right now.

Burnout obviously isn’t a necessity, nor do we want it to be, but if you are feeling some of the below you could be on a path to burnout.

FIRST: BURNOUT CAN LOOK MAY DIFFERENT WAYS. IF YOURS DOESN’T LOOK EXACTLY LIKE EVERYONE ELSES IT’S STILL JUST AS IMPORTANT TO LISTEN TO!

Five plus years ago everything was telling us to keep going, and work for the life that you deserve, don’t ever give up, 80+ hours a week at work is normal. Everyone else is doing it, and so can you!

These were all small lies that added together produced a very unhealthy view of ourselves. If you’re like me, you ended up working too much, and not realizing when enough was enough. I would be five hours into my work day and then I would realize that I haven’t had any water or eaten really anything that day.

You may ask yourself, “those” other people are doing it and they’re fine so why can’t you do it too? Why are you waking up in the middle of the night writing down things for work so that you “don’t forget them”. You’re feeling anxious in the middle of a shopping store? Oh, it must just be because you forgot to eat again, it couldn’t possibly be the stress.

It is unhealthy thoughts like this that lead many to that moment when enough is enough. You have this ah ha moment that you realize that this isn’t normal. You being to peel back layers or realization that those times you couldn’t sleep aren’t normal, and that’s not ok that you felt overwhelmed in the way that you did. Not all stress is healthy stress no matter how many times people tell you it is.

NOW WHAT? NOW THAT YOU KNOW WHAT BURNOUT CAN LOOK LIKE; WHERE DO YOU GO FROM HERE?

You’ve realized you are too stressed, or that you are working though anxiety, but what do you do now?

This sounds very simple, but many, including myself forget this all of the time…take a moment to close your eyes and breathe.

No matter how the day is going or the year is going, it’s not over. Take a still moment to realize that you’ve been going so hard that you’ve really been latching onto control of something that you truly don't have 100% control over, you. It’s ok that you don’t have that control either because that same stress from wanting to control everything, is the stress you are looking to get rid of and let go of.

I personally believe in God. I believe that I’m made for a specific purpose and that purpose isn’t to be stressed all the time. Now, that realization doesn’t change my circumstances right away, but it is a constant reminder that I believe God’s plan is better than the one I’ve been so fully trying to make happen on my own.

It may be a hard humble pill to swallow, but it’s worth it. Don't feel that you’re an island in this either because there are so many right coming forward with their stories, and when you listen to them everyones is a little different. Many business owners, or those who have accidentally climbed the corporate latter, those who are not super sure how rent is going to be paid, or those who still seem to have it all together have opened up about their struggles with this same topic.

ONE ACTION STEP THAT YOU CAN TAKE TODAY IS BETTER THAN TWO TOMORROW. ONE SMALL STEP, DON’T TRY TO MAKE YOURSELF NOT FEEL BURNT OUT. YOU WON’T HEAL IF YOU TRY TO FORCE YOURSELF TO.

It takes more courage to ask for help than it does to try to do everything on your own. What area of your life would feel a little less chaotic if you took a moment to work on it. This could be as simple as cleaning off your desk. Taking a moment each day to start to move the needle towards balance is so important. Here are some other ideas that you could work on each day:

Take a moment to get bak to the basics and write down your “WHY”.

Take a moment to get back to basics and clean up the environment you live in.

Take a moment to get back to basics, and create some sort of routine for your body so that it knows you are taking care of it when you wake up.

Take a moment to get back to basics, and call or see a friend that you haven’t talked to in a long time.

Take a moment to get back to basics, and reach out to someone who is a professional listener to help you think through things.

Take a moment for your mental and physical health, because if you don’t your body will make you.

FURTHER READING:

REAL WAYS TO FIND PEACE IN COLLEGE: WHEN YOU’RE FEELING BURNT OUT

WHY ASKING “WHY” IS SO IMPORTANT

STARTING WITH YOU: SELF CARE IDEAS

REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE

This one is huge! When we feel stressed we tend to start to feel like we’re the only one in this boat, and no one else is dealing with what we’re dealing with. That’s simply not true! You may be burnt out or stressed right now, but you’re not alone in that. You are not an island and there are many many resources that you have to help you be mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy again!

Have you ever dealt with burnout? Are you working through it now? Let me know! This is all about helping each other!

The 10 Books That Have The Power To Change Your Life

Every day is the beginning of the rest of your year. It's all about getting a bang for your buck! I believe in making sure that your time is spent well. Money you can get back, but no matter how hard you try, you can never get back time! Looking for a book that’s definitely worth the time? Me too!

I’m all about getting a bang for your buck! I believe in making sure that your time is spent well. Looking for a book that’s definitely worth the time? Me too!

I’m always on the hunt for a really good book. I want to learn and grow as a person from a book, I don't want it to only be another book I’ve read that I check off of a list. If you know about the enneagram test, I’m a 3. Meaning I always want to accomplish things! I want to complete goals and make progress. At my best, I have the ability to connect and really want to see people grow and fulfill their passions!! A few other 3’s are Oprah, Tony Blair, Tony Robbins, Reese Witherspoon, etc.

Click on any of the titles of the books or on the pictures below to go to the links!!

This post does contain affiliate links, meaning if you do learn from one of these books I would receive a small amount of money, at no additional cost to you!!

THE ROAD BACK TO YOU - IAN CRON AND SUZANNE STABILE

READ IF: You’re looking to learn more about your own personality and how that connects with others.

To jump off of the above, I’ve found it very helpful to learn about myself and how I find worth if I’m healthy or unhealthy. Now, this isn't the Bible so it’s not perfect, but it’s a fun way to learn how you connect with others. You learn about some of your strengths and weeknesses, and if you’re a healthy you and an unhealthy you how you react at times. I’ve also made so many of my friends take this test! I’m a little obsessed.

THE BIBLE - BY JESUS

READ IF: You’re looking for meaning in you life, or you’re confused about what your purpose in life is

I really got a good chuckle from the author. I find it funny, I mean he created Ostriches what are they for? Anyway, back to the point. The Bible is the most important book in my life. It can’t imagine where I would be without it. I’ve learned about the most important man in history, connected with my creator, and learned about His plans for my life. What more could you ever want from a book. Non fiction with life changing abilities! Number one, would recommend! I also really love the JOURNALING BIBLE that I have because it gives me the freedom to write in the margins without writing over all of the words!

GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE - RACHEL HOLLIS

READ IF: You need to be reminded that you’re not alone in the woman world of not being perfect

This is a more recent love, but I appreciate this book more than I love it. I really like in GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE how she connects and gives real insight into her life. She discusses her family and work life. She is venerable multiple times, but the time that really sticks out to me is when she is talking about how she is a workaholic. I’ve never considered myself that, up until this past year when I realized that’s exactly what I am. I dive sometiems too far into work without even realizing I should come up for air, or food! I’ll work 11hrs and not take a break because “there’s too much to do.” Not ok. It was nice to see another female discuss that in a real way.

LEADERS EAT LAST/ START WITH WHY - SIMON SINEK

READ IF: You’re looking to be a better leader. You’re looking to be a leader that inspires others to be their best.

Flash back to a few years ago when I was a new leader. I was green when it comes to leadership skills, except for seeing some leaders in my life that were wonderful and set a great example, and there were some that I learned what not to do from. Besides that, I was basically winging it. LEADERS EAT LAST really changed the way I thought about leadership. I love the example of good leaders and how they create an environment of safety. They understand that inside vs. outside the organization how safe do we feel at work? How safe do you make your employees feel at work? I also love his other book START WITH WHY because it’s the internal question. What is your why? Why do you do what you do? How does that translate to leadership? All are answered in this book!

5 LOVE LANGUAGES - GARY CHAPMAN

READ IF: You’re looking to learn more about how others in your life receive and give love.

This is the book that helped me look within and realize what I value most in a relationship, both romantic and platonic. It helped me narrow down what is important to me when it comes to my loved one and helped me realize what’s important to them. What my LOVE LANGUAGES are may not be theres and I have to realize and take action on that knowledge. If they receive love by gifts vs. quality time how am I showing them love based upon how they receive it?

It also really helped with understanding the differences between loved one. For example, someone may think they are a quality time person, but find out that how they show love is quality time, but how they receive love is gifts. My mom found that out. It helped our relationship me knowing that, because this whole time I never fully understood why every gift meant so much, because for me gift giving is neither how I’m programed to show or receive love.

Now that I know that I’ve made sure that all gifts for her are very specific! She knows Iove her without gifts, but it strengthens our relationship for me to know that it’s important to her weather she realized it at the time or not.

THE GREAT GATSBY - F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

READ IF: You’re looking to be reminded that whatever you’re going through isn’t as bad as Gatsby

This is one of my favorites when it comes to fiction. I love how sad and joyful it can be all at the same time. I love how some of the characters learn about themselves and life in general, and how some really have never connected with reality or will.

The first time I read this I was in high school, and now whenever I go to a bookstore I’m always on the hunt for a vintage copy of this book. I have this thing about always wanting to “save” old books. I’m positive I’m not the only one doing that!

THE OXFORD SHAKESPEARE THE COMPLETE WORKS - STANLEY WELLS AND GARY TAYLOR

READ IF: You’re looking to expand your horizons, and read one of the greats.

This was back in high school again, just getting into reading for fun and not for school and two authors came across my path thanks to my english teach. Shakespeare and Poe. Both of these authors changed the way I saw books. I love that Shakespeare when he couldn’t find the word, just made it up, I loved how Poe didn’t hide his feelings, and I loved how they both took them wherever the story was. This book changed the way I thought about reading.

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS - C.S. LEWIS

READ IF: You need a reminder of how we sometimes get in our own way, and how easily humans overlook the obvious.

This is a once a year at least, read for me. When I first read it, I was a little confused because the premise of the book is one daemon writing to his trainee pretty much. When they say “the enemy” it’s God, not Satan. Satan is the father. I know, it sounds backwards. The main reason I love this book is because of the obvious things that we, as humans, either blame on Satan that is really just us putting roadblocks in our own way, or other things that we do as humans that are obviously dumb, but that we don't realize are dumb.

THE TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER - DAVE RAMSEY

READ IF: You’re looking to get out of debt/ control your finances.

Looking to correct or verify your finances? This book is the one I used for pretty much mu life. Now, I’m not perfect, and don’t tell Dave but I have a credit card *hides face, but I really do try to follow many of the principles in this book.

There are so many good ways to live that are so counter culture, but so helpful! My favorite quote of Dave Ramsey is “Live like no one else, so that later you can live and give like no one else.” Genius!!

FURTHER READING: 7 STEPS TO GET AHEAD OF YOUR FINANCES

THE MAGNOLIA STORY / HOMEBODY - CHIP AND JOANNA GAINES

READ IF: You need some home inspiration, or you want to be reminded that you’re not the only one who doubts their God given talents.

Love them! I basically want to grow up and be Joanna. I love how she cares for everyone and has learned to trust God and her instincts. I appreciate how her relationship with Chip brings out aspects of their personalities that separately they may not have trusted themselves to.

I also love how much she loves her children. She has found a way to be a woman in business, a mother, and a wife. More power to her!!

BONUS: TWO BOOKS NEXT ON MY LIST ARE

15 INVALUABLE LAWS OF GROWTH - JOHN MAXWELL

BRAVING THE WILDERNESS - BY BRENE BROWN

What’s the book in your life that changed your thinking? I would love to add it to my list!

A Week of Gratitude - Take One Step Each Day for A Full Week of Gratitude

Weeks all blend together while we’re not paying attention. In the spirit of intention and gratitude, let’s combine forces and focus on one step each day for a more gratitude filled heart! #grateful #aweekofgratitude #intentionalliving #onedayatatime #selfcare #goals

Weeks all blend together while we’re not paying attention. This next week is one of the most famous weeks of the year. It’s the beginning! It’s the “start over” that many focus on, but each week really is a start over isn’t it? In the spirit of those two thoughts, let’s combine forces and focus on gratitude and intentional living this week all all of the weeks thereafter.

PS: One easy way to make sure that you remember this week is by documenting it. Take out a journal and write down at least a scribble each day thinking over your successes and lessons you learned.

If you’ve never journaled before and need a place to start, try “stream of consciousness” journaling for 5 minutes when you wake up, or before you go to bed.

SUNDAY

The beginning. Today, focus on the possibilities. Be grateful that you’ve had the chance to even start another week. You were never promised that you would, but here you are! How wonderful is it to have the blank slate of the day. You could wake up at 5am like everyone is obsessed with right now, or you could sleep in and let the sun wake you up as beams reach you.

The world is your oyster!

MONDAY

Monday’s can be hard. Today be grateful for a step you’ve taken in the right direction. You may be at the start of the work week, but you can start it off well or you can start it off by focusing on not the 20. There is a saying that speaks on focusing on the 20 that gets you the 80. What that means, if you’ve never heard it, is that 20 precent of whatever you’re doing is going to give you 80 percent of the result. So what percent are you focused on?

On the off-chance you won’t live forever, maybe you should try being happy now.
— Janice Kaplan, The Gratitude Diaries

TUESDAY

You’re in the week now, not quite to the middle, but you’re making progress. Today be grateful for what you do have as opposed to what you don’t. In today’s society we have the freedom to make choices. Think of how different that is than two hundred years ago. Think of how many resources you have in front of you right now. The device you’re on has more information than anyone has ever had before at their fingertips.

What are you grateful that you have in your life?

WEDNESDAY

A moment to exhale. Today don’t focus on the stress from life, but on a day of self care. Take that bubble bath that is so popular under this category, or take a moment to remember your mental health. If you’re not 100% that’s ok, give yourself grace today. Be grateful that you’re taking a moment to focus on you; something that we all do is going through weeks and not remembering to take a breather.

What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.
— Brené Brown

THURSDAY

Today be grateful for loved ones. Take a moment today to take the time and be intentional about connection. Call a loved one on the phone or take it a step further and write a snail mail letter to send to them. Think about how many sacrifices friends and family have made to see you or to take time out of their busy lives to go out for a coffee. People and time are the resources that are the two most important not to waste! Be grateful for those you have in your life that are “your people”.

FRIDAY

Look how fast that came! It’s already here and it feels like just yesterday it was Sunday. Today focus to be grateful for all that you have learned from this week. The intention that you had around this week’s decision and plans.

This week you thought about what you wanted to do and were grateful for many aspects we tend to take for granted, and look how easy that was. You’re stretching those grateful muscles and creating a habit. It all starts in the decision to be grateful. You’ve got this!

SATURDAY

Today do an act of gratitude. Impact someone elses life with what you’re doing. This week was a start week of remembering to be grateful for what you have and don’t have. There are times that we miss that second part. Being grateful for what you don’t have is just as important as being grateful for what you do have! Be grateful that you have the money and the time that you have, by doing something small or big for another person.

Work on the intention piece by buying the person behind you in the drive through line their food, or another person’s coffee at Starbucks. Offer to cook for a friend or family member so that they don’t have to worry about dinner tonight.

Do something today expecting nothing in return.

WHY DONE IS BETTER THAN PERFECT

Stop overthinking and get things done! Here's one really good reason why done is better than perfect! #makinggoals #betterthanperfect #dontgiveup

Have you ever started a project and then stopped half way though? I know I have. You start out with such excitement, that child like excitement that nothing can stop you and you’re going to do amazing at whatever you set out to do, and then something changes.

Either something goes wrong, or you break something, or you start to understand why “the path less traveled” is less traveled, and you get discouraged.

Done is better than perfect because in those moments of self doubt you can start to become an unintentional perfectionist.

You give yourself the excuses of why something can’t be finished, and why you're not the most qualified person to do this project, or lead these people. You doubt your abilities and your “voice” in the matter.

However, and this is a big however…what if you just did it!

I mean if Niki can use that slogan, so can you! What if you stopped waiting and just started doing. What if you finished project after project, and just kept doing that? Imagine how many projects you could finish within the next year if you didn’t constantly have to have the project be “perfect” before you presented it.

That’s the real secret, because while you’re out there doing project after project, you’re learning. You’re learning your voice when it comes to that subject, you’re learning what you enjoy about your job, or what career field you want to go into. You’re finishing those books that you never thought you would finish.

Looking back next year at this same time, imagine with me for a moment if you just finished projects!

How amazing would you feel! You would have so many new projects completed, and don’t forget you can always go back and fix mistakes you made in the previous project with the new projects. When you find a subject that you really click with, start doing projects that help you get closer to that “perfection”, but remember that true perfection you’re never going to reach.

That that, digest it, and keep going! “Keep moving forward” as the Robinsons would say!

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game” as Hillary Duff would say. Wow, I’m really full of tv quotes today!

Anyways, done is better than perfect, because you’re doing more than most will! You’re finishing projects and books, and ideas you’ve had in your brain. You’re not second guessing yourself on every decision.

Yes, you’ll mess up sometimes doing this, but also who cares! You’re also learning from all of those times you tried and failed! Imagine the scenario of Edison with the lightbulb, he only had to get it right once! He found many many ways not to get it right.

Go and do that too! Try out those projects you’ve been storing in your brain because, by starting those you’re already ahead of the game! When/If you fail, get back up and try again, because done is better than perfect!

7 SELF CARE GIFTS WITH A PURPOSE

December is a notoriously bad time for self care. Give the gift of self care this season with a purpose. 7 gifts that will make a difference in the life if your loved one! Happy gifting! #selfcare #selfcaregiftguide #giftguide

December is notoriously a bad time for self care. There are family members in town that you haven’t seen in a while, there are so many deadlines at work to get caught up on before you have a few days off. You need to makes sure all the food is prepared and the house is clean for that one aunt who will always notice if her present from three years ago isn’t on display. It’s a hard season for self care, but it’s one of the most important because you also have weather chaining and with that comes illness at work. Here are a few ideas for you or a loved one this Holiday season to keep on the self care train! Don’t jump off, end the year strong!

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BAMBOO ADJUSTABLE BATH TRAY

This is the time of year that I’m all about that self care bubble bath or bath salt. It’s cold outside and your tired from running around. You’re looking for the best present for the work party, and you just need to exhale! This does BATH TRAY that for you. Taking a bath clears your mind and allows you to take a moment to relax, don't think about work, just let your mind wonder. It’s also good for your mental health to not always be “on.”

CEDAR AND VANILLA SOY CANDLE

While you’re enjoying your luxurious bath it is important to be relaxed! I also really love coming home and lighting A SCENTED CANDLE. I love either the crackling wick candles or soy candles, if they can be both I’m always in! This one on top of all of that burns for 60hrs before you even need to think about a new candle!! Amazing! And it smells like vanilla, a good choice for a year round candle!



GOOD DAYS START WITH GRATITUDE: A 52 WEEK JOURNAL

Love this idea! 2018 was a year for me where I really tried to focus on being grateful. With everything that happened this year there were definitely ups and downs to me being grateful, but I tried really hard not to lose sight of that goal. I wish I had though of this GRATITUDE JOURNAL. Each week it helps you keep on track with soemtign that you’re grateful for. If you’re grateful, your mind doesn’t have the space to think about other things at the same time! What are you grateful for?

FITBIT CHARGE THREE: A WATCH WITH A SLEEP TRACKER

We all want to be healthier, and happier, but a bad night sleep, for me at least, really will get in the way of that! With the FITBIT 3 you can start to learn about how you sleep and what your sleeping patters look like. Knowing how you sleep and when your rem cycles are is important. Set yourself up for awake you, by sleeping when and how works best for your body!



FRUIT INFUSED WATER BOTTLE

I for one am notoriously bad at drinking water. I know I need to, but I just don’t want to do it. I pretty much have to trick myself into drinking water on a daily basis. I would much much rather drink coffee, but I’m told that woman can not live by coffee alone, although I will continue to try. For those times that I do need to drink water, I really love FRUIT INFUSED IN WATER. I makes it feel like a better drink, because water really just tastes like nothing if you add nothing! Add some strawberries, or cucumbers and lemons and I’ll think about drinking water.

LIGHT THERAPY ENERGY LAMP

Honestly when I’m feeling down, or have to look at a computer screen for countless hours in a day I will take whatever I can get that will help me be able to focus and get done what I need to. I’ve seen this lamp pop up a few times when it comes to items that can help you mentally! We all know different lights effect our brains differently. The light in this ENERGY LAMP can not only help your mood, but it can help keep or reset your circadian rhythm which will help you sleep better.

A PAMPER KIT

If you’re still not 100% sure what to get, give a little of everything. I love doing this when I’m traveling because it can be easily broken down and built back when the time for presents arises! Also, it’s a great gift for the traveler in your life because it’s a bunch of smaller items they can pick and choose to take with them on their next adventure.

I use this LUSH R&B on my hair almost every day! It’s a wonder product for me, gets rid of the friz and has my hair looking healthy and smooth! Add in the LUSH SLEEPY LOTION for a better night’s sleep, a JELLY FACE MASK, some essential COCOA BUTTER LIP MOISTERIZER, and some WICKED DEEP RED NAIL POLISH and you’re ready for a night on the town, or in watching all of the Hallmark Movies you can find!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY SELF CARE!

Self Care : What do you think?

As the official American Self Care week comes to an end I would really love to start a conversation about what you think about self care. Do you think it’s an important topic to discuss?

As the official American Self Care week comes to an end I would really love to start a conversation in the comments about what you think about self care. Do you think it’s an important topic to discuss? Do you think it’s something that is too over looked? Do you think it’s something that people are spending too much time focusing on?

The definition of Self Care has been something that has been growing this whole year; it’s something I’ve had to learn how to make a priority in my life, literally for my health. If you do self care on a more consistent basis, what have you found as the most challenging aspects, and what have you learned this year?

I would love to know and discuss what areas you find important and what areas you find as more of a “if you can.”

Let’s talk!

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7 Self Care Posts That Could Change Your Life

Make sure that you’re giving your best self during your day, by making sure you’re bringing your best self to your work life and personal life. These are some of my favorite posts how to do that!

I love self care, and I’m so proud that there is actually a week in the year dedicated to talking about self care as a subject. Closing out this work week of self care, I want to pay homage to those posts around the web that I truly love reading.

This year has been such a learning experience for me in that aspect. These posts are great reminders to treat yourself kind. Make sure that you’re giving your best self during your day, by making sure you’re bringing your best self to your work life and personal life. Here are a few helpful posts I’ve read recently!

SEVEN DAYS OF KINDNESS CHALLENGE

Intentional Kindness, YES! Going about your day for seven days and intetionally finding ways to improve someone else’s life. That moment where you know you’ve done the right thing and helped another person out is just as much self care as many other aspects are. Self care also comes when you connect and find something out about someone else that you can help with!

10 WAYS TO RESET YOUR MIND

My two favorites in this post were: asking for help, because that’s always something that I struggle with and its nice to see that I’m not the only one out there still learning this principle, and getting more sleep. I am a crazy coffee lady, and sometimes I drink coffee late at night, which at the very least keeps my mind up. However, there are also days that I drink a cup of hot sleepy time tea and have a wonderful night of deep sleep. I want to do the second of those options more!

25 THINGS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE NUMBER OF LIKES YOU GET ON INSTAGRAM

Love this! What great reminders about what’s more important than getting any “likes”. We definitely should all be more like moms on instagram! They’re the best!

SOOTHING SELF CARE FOR WHEN ANXIETY HITS

I had never had anxiety until about two months ago now, and it is not fun! If you are like me and are lucky enough to not have to suffer consistently with anxiety, thank God! If you do suffer more frequently with anxiety, I really love these tips.

For those of you who have suffered frequently or infrequently, what tends to bring anxiety on for you? What tips have you come up with that help you bring yourself back down?

WHY FORGIVENESS IS REALLY AN ACT OF SELF LOVE

I remember the first time I realized that by letting go of the anger I had for being wronged in a situation I was really letting both of us free. My mind was blown. I had never looked at forgiveness that way before. The Self Care freedom that came with that was so exhilarating. I didn’t have to hold onto hurt or anger. I was going to set both of us free to live our lives!

SELF CARE IS NOT SELFISH

I was obsessed with this post from the first quote. I agree that Self Care doesn’t mean that you’re being selfish. You have to learn how to “unplug” yourself sometimes and rest before you get back to work! We all want to be our best selves in every aspect of our lives, and in order to be your best self, you have to also care about yourself!

SELF-CARE TIPS FROM A SELF-CARE MENTOR

IN LOVE. Again this was one of those posts that I was completely sucked into and couldn't stop reading. I love that It’s an interview with someone who has self care as one of their main focuses, even for their work. These were two of my favorite quotes “Burnout is a real, dangerous thing and so is autopilot” and “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” These remind me so much of my post about having no more pie.

Great Stuff!! What posts do you love and read over and over again that remind you to take care of yourself? Leave a comment with your favorite self care post from this year!

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending
— C.S. Lewis
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