Knowing When to Stop

It’s not always easy to juggle several jobs and personal projects at the same time, and the risk of getting burned out can be quite high.

Gosh, I’ve done it several times. But the fact that I have, also makes me more prepared now. I recognize the signs way earlier than I used to, and because of that, I can take proper precautions to ensure that it doesn’t end up with me being completely destroyed.

Today I noticed some of those signs. I felt completely unmotivated and whenever I sat down to either edit or write, nothing would happen. I would end up binge watching YouTube videos instead, or just scrolling through social media. Then I started to get frustrated, and I had to take a breather and meditate for a little while. As soon as I got my thoughts a bit sorted, and gave my mind a little bit of a break, I could see the signs and knew that I had to take this day off. I needed to escape reality for a little bit, and just relax without feeling bad about it.

I curled up on my couch with a big cup of tea, a good book and my phone in silent mode. No distractions, just me and a made-up world. A place for my brain to take a break, but also be engaged in something that I love.

It was definitely much needed, and I’m so glad that I took the time to disconnect for a few hours. I don’t feel fully recharged yet, but I’m hoping that a good night’s sleep will do something about that so that I can find the energy and motivation to start editing all my video footage from Amsterdam.

Hope you all are having a wonderful Monday💛

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