Take Control of Your Career to Avoid Burnout
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Question… has last night’s time change affected you today? It has caused my Squirrel Syndrome to go into over-drive. On a scale of 1 to squirrel, I’m off the charts, this fine Monday. Would you mind passing the nuts, please?
Squirrel Syndrome, Do You Have It?
SQUIRREL SYNDROME: The inability to stay on topic while searching the internet along with being distracted by anything that crosses your path in life.
Have you ever logged onto your computer for a specific reason, only to find yourself an hour later engrossed in a blog tutorial about how to knit mittens for a dog you don’t even own? Ah yes, just as I suspected, you’ve got Squirrel Syndrome too!
If you follow me, you might remember I recently had unexpected major abdominal surgery that put me all but out of commission for a good six weeks. Six weeks later, I am still on medical restrictions, due to a six inch scar that goes from my belly button to just under my ribcage.
I’m not complaining, in fact, this event has been a life changer for me in a great many ways. You can view my YouTube Video here:
I’m incredibly grateful to share that I am very much on the mend and the last few weeks, have been able to get back to the business of blogging. However, I’m sooo far behind and am currently experiencing a combination of blogger amnesia, which is not a good mix with Squirrel Syndrome. Is there a doctor or veterinarian in the house?
So as I sat at my desk, the backlog of to do’s spilling off my calendar, I found myself getting anxious, stressed out, my tummy tied up in a knot. No bueno!
So much to do, so little brain cells, I mean time. Then I remembered the video I made 8 days post-surgery (link above) and decided to take my own sage advice.
You see, in less than two months, I’d already forgotten some of the life-changing lessons about BALANCE that God had bestowed upon me and went right back to my norm, go, go, GO!
So here’s my self declaration; if I only manage to get two posts out a week for a while, that’s ok. If it takes me longer to do things, I need to cut myself some slack instead of pushing harder. We should resist the temptation to stay plugged in 24-7, something especially difficult for bloggers.
Hey, at least I managed to squeeze in a selfie today! Aren’t I all that and a bag of peanuts?
Self care is one of the most important gifts one can give themselves.
9 Tips for a Healthy Work Life Balance
♦ Set limits on work hours and honor them.
♦ If you get a work-related email or text after hours, try to respond tomorrow.
♦ Unplug from electronics (yes, cell phone, you too) several hours before bedtime.
♦ Keep a calendar. I write everything in pencil…. squirrel, remember?
♦ Schedule personal time.
♦ Learn to say no, then let it go.
♦ Stop comparing yourself to others, you are an original.
♦ Get enough sleep.
♦ Laugh often.
Remember you got this girl!
??? Do you have Squirrel Syndrome ??? Join the crowd ~ there’s no need to dodge cars and hang by your tail on bird feeders alone.
Please share this with your squirrely friends and leave a comment below if you are one of us. Heck, we might even start a support group! Ha