I finished reading ‘Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle’ by Emily and Amelia Nagoski today. It falls into the realm of what I would refer to as midlife self-help for women; a must read for anyone stuck in chronic stress or feeling out of their normal space. Which is 2020 in a nutshell , right?
What I liked about the book is that it was plain-spoken and it had wonderful quotes that spoke directly to me. In this way, it put my stress into perspective. One of my favorite quotes came from a section about knowing when to reach out. The authors speak to feelings of “not enough” and when you are feeling “helpless in the face of endless.” It was so powerful to see those words in print. 2020 has left me feeling just that – “helpless in the face of endless.” The authors continue in the book to talk about ways to mitigate these feelings/states of mind, including gratitude and self-compassion (giving yourself grace).
My “helpless in the face of endless” comes and goes. And when I find myself in the midst of it, I set goals and manufacture ways where I can see my own progress. What do you do to in those moments to “set your sails” and keep yourself motivated? How do you cope?
We are in this together. Burnout is real and it can impact every single part of your life.
The good news: This is your space to share, connect, learn and lean on other women who have been where you are and are ready, willing, and able to help you get where you want to be.
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