breaking through burnout
this past week i have been experiencing some feelings of burnout. you know the kind where you just want to crawl into a hole and stay there. i have been feeling a tad bit overwhelmed. it can be so easy to get swallowed up by this great big online world. already i am feeling like i just can’t keep up, as my to do list gets longer and longer. there are the submissions for magazines, the preparing for my class, getting ready to wholesale, the new products i am working on, and on and on. not to mention all of the blogs and things to keep up with online. oh my, i feel like pulling my hair out just talking about it.
i am learning that there is a ebb and flow to this creative business and that it is ok to feel overwhelmed. so i took a step back this weekend. i watched hgtv shows and started cleaning my bedroom. have you ever found that a good cleaning and organizing helps to clear your mind? sometimes we need to get rid of the physical clutter in order to get rid of the mental clutter. i felt a lot better after this weekend. cleaning inspired me to start a painting for my bedroom. i am thinking about changing the color scheme. i will share when i am done.
this week i think i am going to focus more on creating. i have several paintings and projects started that need to be finished. and i think i am going to focus on getting ready for my class. and i am going to give myself a whole bunch of grace.
what do you do to deal with burnout?