“I need a new attitude. Can I buy one in a store?” I asked aloud while my partner and I were watching television this week.
“No,” she replied.
Well, it’s not like I expected that I could buy my attitude in the store anyway. But, as life always does, it got me to thinking.
While you can’t buy your attitude in a store, you can find it within yourself. I’ve been feeling down, burned out, etc., for the past week or so. I so wish I could just run into a store an buy a new attitude.
Don’t we all, am I right?
BINGO on the last part of that — honoring when you need a break. Because not one of us can just keep going full-throttle without, at some point, getting tired.
So, we’ve decided to take a couple weeks off from a few things on our plates. Somehow everything feels a bit lighter.
Don’t be afraid to take some time to yourself. Here are a few things I like to do to combat burnout:
- Take a walk (even a quick one can clear the mind)
- Read a book (something NOT related to your work)
- Participate in a hobby. I like to crochet.
- Take a drive
- Play with my pets
- Ask for time off (this is a big one, but not always something people can do easily)
- Ask for help if needed.
Don’t forget to care for yourself in these crazy times. If you’re not well, nothing you touch will be.