Hey there everyone!! This post is coming from a more personal opinion and less research based. Although my blog entities are 110% Me! I do tend to gather influence and bits of information off of different sites! One of the great things about today’s digital age is that we have any information/picture/store right at our finger tips!
This post is about taking time for ourselves to REST! To wake up and say to ourselves that “today I don’t HAVE to do work, today I can do whatever I want!”. Sunday’s (or whatever day works for you!) should be a “work if you want” type of day! Take this post for instance, I’m writing it on my “day of rest” but it’s because I WANT to! The idea is in my head so I want to get it out. But I don’t feel like I have to dedicate hours to TheBarn_Yard and my Web Developer Course today! Today I plan to watch my son rock it between the pipes. (hockey jargon, my son is a Goalie!) and take some time to let my big amazing brain rest!
For the past 8 years I worked in the Social Services field, I’ve worked anywhere from Group Homes to Nursing Homes even in a Hospital! Throughout my experience of working with people of all walks of life, I have taken away so many great experiences and memories! However on the downside I also took away BURNOUT! I wasn’t burnout from my work in the field, or the wonderful humans I worked with. It was individuals (some) in “higher” positions who were known to only micromanage the front lines, hiding behind a desk or a phone, and really at the end of the day only looking out for themselves! More on that another time!
So the moral of this post is BURNOUT IS REAL! When my prof’s in College used to talk about it, as a young naive 20 something year old, I would think ‘Bah! That will never happen to me’ Here I am switching careers at 31…
Which is my point of this post!!! I don’t want to get burnt out again! Sure I won’t have any “higher” positions overlooking me in the moment, but it could happen! I hope to be able to become successful as a Freelance Boss, but as I’ve said before life is fluid! But in any case I will have to deal with billions of humans (hopefully one day!) around the world through comments, feedback, and networking; and now that I am a less (not cured yet) naive 31 year old I know that not every day is going to be made of of rainbows and butterflies (what a perfect life that would be). So THEREFORE I need to not only ensure that I do my “daily self care” but also take a day to rest! To only post if I want to, not because I feel I have to. And now I’m not religious by any means, but I will take the day to reflect on my past week and the week ahead, and get into my ‘superhero mode’ so that I can deal with the ups and downs of the week ahead!
Happy Sunday Everyone!! Thanks for being here!