I've been so overwhelemed by the response I've gotten to talking about burnout — and I've received more than a few messages asking me to share what (specifically) helped me get back to where I felt *~ME~* again.
I tried to jot them down quickly without overthinking it.
1. I CHANGED MY CAREER.
I was in corporate marketing and left to do freelance work and get more involved in the wellness community.
2. CONTROLLING WHAT I COULD: LIKE MY SKIN
I started really caring about my skin and about what I'm putting into my body. We were both in slow food, and so I know you already care. But I started listening to what helped my body, what made my body bloat, etc etc.
3. DAILY MOVEMENT
I started working out or doing something active EVERY DAY
Whether it was barre class, spin class, or spending 10 minutes on the elliptical. Sometimes, I'll just roll out my yoga mat and M O V E for 10-20 minutes. Sometimes it's ab work, sometimes it's just a basic sun salutation.
4. I MADE SLEEP A PRIORITY
I got better about making sleep a huge priority. I actually will take a puff of weed to help me sleep, or I have an entire article here that helps me: https://www.honestlythough.org/blog/insomnia-sucks
5. I WENT TO MORE EVENTS
I joined a few women's collectives and FORCED myself to go out with friends. It was really nice to connect with like minded women and truly just disconnect. and talk.
6. BUT I ALSO LEARNED TO LOVE STAYING IN