As the first month of 2018 comes to an end, it’s about that time when I start feeling a little burnt out.
2018 started off with a bang: I was motivated by the new year, and felt refreshed after a few days out of the office. And now that the positivity has somewhat faded, I need to start overcoming burnout.
Things are definitely ramping up at work: We have NYFW Men’s coming up, so I’m responsible for making sure those samples are coming in time for our Creative Director and team to style looks. In addition to that, we are prepping for Holiday 2018 market. We have a ton of samples coming in, and my showroom looks like a bomb went off. Oh and this is in addition to the million other things that need to get done.
And then on the blog side, I thought January was going to be a slow month. SURPRISE! It wasn’t. I landed a few campaigns right off the bat and have a few lined up through April, which means I’m busy shooting quality content for these brands. I’m not just taking photos of my outfits and posting my thoughts. I have to make sure I’m really brainstorming ideas that will help me create the best content for brands that are paying me to do so.
So yeah, while these are all good things, I’m definitely overcoming burnout feelings. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way, so I wanted to open up a bit and see how everyone else deals with this. Here are some ways that work for me!
Put on a good outfit
A good outfit automatically makes me feel more motivated, and just better about myself. So if I show up to the office wearing something nice, I’m going to be in a better mood right off the bat. If I styled a good look, I’m going to want to shoot it and put it on my blog to share with you.
Cut out the distractions
When I’m stressed or feeling burnt out, I often find myself playing the comparison game. Whether it’s feeling like I’m not doing enough at work, or just comparing myself to what other bloggers are doing, I’m just more likely to get down on myself during this time. Here’s where a digital detox works its magic. This past weekend in Kennebunkport was SUCH a nice getaway. Even though I was creating and posting content, I wasn’t mindlessly scrolling through social media all day. I left the weekend feeling refreshed and ready to jump back into the work week!
Do something you enjoy
For me, I really enjoy treating myself. Sometimes a little too much, but that’s a fault that I just have to live with;) Sometimes the smallest things are what make me the happiest. A fresh manicure, that venti cold brew from Starbucks, or even just staying in bed all day even though you have some things to get done. Any of these things are necessary for my happiness. These things allow me to take a step back from “real life”, and just enjoy myself!
I’ve fully embraced that I’ve been feeling burnt out because a lot of cool opportunities have come my way. So yeah, my plate is filling up a bit, but I still know when to say no. I have to remain thankful for my life and the fact that I have two jobs that I absolutely love. It helps me get back to a positive mindset and find reasons to be motivated.
Now let me in on your secrets for overcoming burnout feelings!
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