We talk about preventing burnout, but what happens if we're already there?
There are often conversations about how we should prevent burnout, recognise we're heading in that direction and self-care..but what happens if we're already burnt out and we don't know what to do now? I don't think I've ever seen a conversation about that..
I'll be totally honest with you, for all my talk about self-care and looking after ourselves, I'm terrible at it at times. I think I've reached burnout. I'm tired, I have so much on my list, I know what I need to do, I know how to do it, but the prospect of facing my unfinished list is making me stressed. I just want to sit under a fluffy blanket with my giant puppy and watch films.
I have no leave left, I have 2.5 weeks left of my contract and 3 unfinished papers all open and being ignored. So what's the deal now? What do you do to pull yourself out of a "rut" like this? Welcoming all suggestions and pet pictures! :)
Thank you, R Voice family! I know you won't disappoint.