This Fire is Burning Out

April 3, 2015
Photo credits: Anastasia Amour

I read a lovely article over at Gala Darling, Feeling Burned Out? Ask Yourself this one Simple Question... and this article couldn't have shown up in my emails at the most perfect time than now.

Two breakdowns, fifty replays of Brave Honest Beautiful, and ten total minutes of ugly crying later, I'm tired, I feel rotten and even more burned out than I was last week. I'd like to believe this is my life changing but after weeks I feel my fire burning out even when I don't want it to. I want to do more, I want to feel excited and energetic, and I want to change, but why am I feeling so burned out?

My passion for the things I love is dialing itself down, my eagerness to learn more has become sloppy, my drive to put on a layer of make up has been forever forgetten. And it felt impossible for me to get back to usual happy-go-lucky-I-don't-give-a-damn attitude, until I read Gala's article.

That one simple question that I should ask myself, that we should all ask ourselves when our candle seems to be burning at both ends is what is it about my work that I'm resenting?

I know right!! Such a straightforward question, why didn't we ask ourselves this in the first place!?
  So what is it that about what you're that you're resenting? Ask yourself this question, make a whole list, and from that list begin changing what you resent from something negative like, "I resent the fact that they expect me to do so much in a short amount of time" to something positive like "I'll do it all and when it's done, I know I'll feel this heavy feeling of accomplishment at the end *high five*"
If you can’t answer it, you’ll keep leaking energy, and you’ll keep burning out, over and over again. – Gala Darling
I made that list and came up with eight things I resented in my life right now, and my resolution for this month and maybe the next few months as well, is to change what I can from that list from resenting it to loving it.

Some of us may be burned out right now and I know, all you want to do is sit and do nothing but you can't because you feel like still have a whole lot of work to do. It's okay. It's all going to be okay. You're not going to feel this way forever. Trust me.

When you get out of this feeling you'll feel and be stronger and even more ready to take on the world than you ever were. Soon, you'll be able to light your flame again and turn it into a bonfire. *dances around it*

Go ahead and read Gala's article and perhaps scroll through her website while you're at it, she has a lot of good stuff to say. It may inspire you out of your slumpy days.  


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