"Burnout is one of those road hazards in life that high-achievers really should keep a close eye out for, but sadly—often because of their "I can do everything" personalities—they rarely see it coming. Because high-achievers are often so passionate about what they do, they tend to ignore the fact that they're working exceptionally long hours, taking on exceedingly heavy workloads, and putting enormous pressure on themselves to excel—all of which make them ripe for burnout." - Psychology Today
"All definitions of burnout given so far share the idea that the symptoms are thought to be caused by work-related or other kinds of stress. One example of a source of stress outside of work is caring for a family member.
Exhaustion: People affected feel drained and emotionally exhausted, unable to cope, tired and down, and don't have enough energy. Physical symptoms include things like pain and gastrointestinal (stomach or bowel) problems." - Informed Health Website
So, I have been experiencing symptoms of burn out in the last couple of months. I was supposed to be checked into hospital for other medical issues related to my mental health and neurological disorders; I declined because it was COVID19 peak season. Now, in the last couple of weeks I have been going through deep exhaustion, I had bronchitis for weeks, my spine started acting up again, had a blackout recently... Yep it's a lot, but... Why am I sharing this? I think I have not been giving my body/spiritual self/mental health the love it needs. It's time I went back to the drawing board... Yep!
I am not stressed, but my body definitely is... I have a demanding 9-5, my business is growing so fast, I am studying.... oooooh child but I am not prioritising my body and mental health! So, Pabi, what are you going to do about it to insure you don't relapse??? I am going to disconnect, for a couple of days. I need to unplug, connect with my God, and fill my tank, because it's on "E" right now.
See ya'll on Sunday for our IGTV Live with Emily Olifant.
Take care of yourselves, I always say this. Now I need to do it!