Is it me or is there a “Feeling Burned Out” epidemic sweeping the nation? Every day I hear at least 3 people tell me that their exhausted, burned out or just plain tired of something. C’mon, I know you’ve felt it; so much to do and just not enough time. Feeling overwhelmed, stressed and eventually burned out.
Well, I know I’ve been guilty of feeling this way. I literally felt like I was being pulled in a million different directions, I was constantly on edge, probably not a pleasure to be around, and just tired. I was even considering putting my blog on hold. Like, for real. Brain was out of order and I was ready to throw in the towel. Thankfully, I was able to get through these feelings and figure out what the root of the problem was - I was doing (way) too much.
Doing too much is the quickest way to start feeling burned out. As a blogger, there are so many wonderful opportunities that come your way. But do you have to take advantage of all those opportunities? You may feel in order to “get ahead” as a blogger – whatever that means to you – you should jump on every opportunity. Even if you’re not a blogger, you’ve probably felt the same way at one point. I’m here to tell you that there is power in saying no. Granted, I don’t have hundreds of brands clamoring to work with me (yet ) but there are still opportunities that I’m presented with on a regular basis.
I’ve learned that saying no to somethings doesn’t make me a bad person. Saying no (to an opportunity) isn’t going to hold me back from what God already has planned for me. I may reach my goal later than I expected, but what God has for me is going to be for me. Period. Same goes for you. Don’t stress yourself out doing so much (for other people) just to get ahead. The one thing you don’t want to happen is this – you’ll spend so much time fulfilling other peoples dreams and expectations that what you what you’re trying to accomplish becomes non existent.
As a blogger, I suggest saying yes to the opportunities that match your brand and vision. Eliminate the opportunities that don’t speak to you, even if you see that other bloggers are doing it. If it’s not your wheelhouse, keep it moving. And truth be told, if you say no to something that could have propelled you, (and your blogging career) it’s going to come back around. Maybe not the same way as it was presented before, but it will come back. Like I said earlier, what God has for you is for you.
So tell me, are you feeling burned out or have you felt this way before? Do you believe there is power in saying no? Let me know!
As always, thanks for reading and commenting. Your feedback, emails and comments have really kept me going on days when I was feeling burned out. I hope you all enjoy the day and I”ll be back tomorrow. Until then, be blessed and stay safe…xo!