Put your boots in the air like ya just don't care.
There are all kinds of articles and tips and tricks and philosophies on tricking your mind into NOT looking forward to Friday and hating Sundays - I get that. You should wake up EVERYDAY excited to be alive - enjoy the work you do - blah blah. I'm here for all that.
But to be honest - if any of you have been watching my stories - I'm straight up EXHAUSTED. like BEAT. It's been rough yall!!! No joke.
I love my job but holy hell, these last 4 weeks have destroyed me. Mentally draining doesn't even begin to describe. Granted, I whine about it every time I realize how much I'm torturing myself but I've also made it a point to raise a few red flags around the office (up a few rings of my management chain). I'm dedicated & hardworking but I'm still human and my tank is dang near on empty.
As much as I want to give more and stay late and pour out my heart & soul into giving back & my passions & working out... there's only so much Brianne to go around. I'm not an endless source of energy even though I tell myself to "push through" sometimes.
Learning how to slow down. Take time to just chill or put my legs up against a wall bc my feet, knees, and back hurt so bad I can't just lay flat on the ground - I need to do that. You need to do that. It's normal. It's okay. We need to rest. There's alot of self-management we've all gotta learn and it takes time. It takes practice. This is certainly something I've been raising awareness for myself & keeping tabs on what I'm doing, how I'm feeling, & whether or not I think I can keep up the current rate at which I'm functioning.
Be sure to audit yourself. What are the things draining you? When was the last time you actually recharged? unplugged from the world & did something strictly for yourself? was it something "by the book" or something random like laying sprawled out on your living room floor? 😏