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Siobhan Solberg

025: Burned Out

Watching the Alps slide by below me I'm wondering why I'm not feeling refreshed?

Why do I feel like I need a proper holiday considering I was just on one?

I made a mistake.

I allowed myself to work, off and on, every single day. I did not take one day off!

The beauty of working for yourself is the flexibility. Being able to work from anywhere, anytime. It's bliss.

But it kicks you in the ass.

Working, even if just a little, fucks you.

My brain has been constantly on. Every day. I've been taking in information every day. From clients, from school, from newsletters, from cases, etc.

And I did not allow my brain a single day to process. Not one.

So after spending a few weeks with reduced meetings, reduces posts, less writing, less reading for work, and less deliverables I'm totally shot.

I also got to kite surf, wing foil, swim, and hang with friends.

But not once did I even take 30min to just be and sit. Process. Let me brain make connections. Let it do what it does best.

So now, on the plane, my brain is giving up. I feel more tired that I have in years.

Time to see how I can give myself a day of nothing to clear out before I dive back into work, content, conferences, and school.

(someone please remind me over winter holidays to take some real time off)

I read a lot and I don't remember any of it. Guess that is what happens when you don't have a moment to process anything you take in.

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