Balancing rest and productivity is hard. Here’s what I’m reminding myself.

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It’s officially fall!

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That means I’m already thinking about upcoming holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving as well as everything I need to do before the year ends.

From doctor’s appointments to work deadlines, there’s always something to do.


may end the year awesome, so I’m trying to stay organized by going through lists and lots of plans. But at the end of the day, it’s also important to remember to schedule. some time to rest.

I am grateful that I was able to take a few days off this week. but i already think pressure to plan A back-to-back weekend of errands to get some of my work done. I’m trying to push back against the trend Nonstop productivity.

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Instead of viewing rest as an annoying necessity that’s getting in the way of productivity, I’m trying to re-frame it in my head so that I can keep myself on top of my game when it’s time to do something. Be.

That way I don’t feel like I’m left behind when I choose to rest, but instead, i’m activating myself So I’ll be ready to face the rest of the year.

Hate going to work? It could be burnout.

Everyone experiences tough days at work, but chronic stress can cause burn out. Stress is a normal human reaction to a particular event that causes mental stress or anxiety. Burnout on the other hand is the result of extended high stress.

Burnout can feel like every action is a sacrifice driven by liability rather than value. You may feel like you are struggling to find meaning and inspiration. It is common to feel overwhelmed, moody, or impatient, as well as isolating yourself from the people around you.

If you are experiencing burnout, Sarah KubrickIn this article, Millennial Therapists compiled a list of things that can help:

  • Take care of your physical health. Our mind and body are connected. Many of us carry tension in our bodies, often in our shoulders, jaws and guts. Take time to rest, sleep, walk, eat, hydrate, or stretch. It can actually help our body manage stress.
  • Practice acceptance. A lot of our energy is spent worrying about things beyond our control. Accepting these things can help us create a mental space.
  • make a change. If we have poor mental health it may be time to rethink our jobs. Not everyone has the privilege of changing jobs, but if we do, it might be worth exploring, even if it has some pitfalls.

To read the full list of tips on dealing with burnout, Click here.

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