That is the official name BTW. The “New Year’s Eve Ball”. That seems sort of underwhelming. But I digress. It’s February and Puxatawny Phil has predicted 6 more weeks of Winter. How do you stay on point when your spirit starts flagging? Pull out all the stops.
Do something fun
Last week I finally felt like I was hitting that wall. I had maintained my momentum pretty well, but then I started to drag. I was working more and getting less done because I was burning out. Administrative work is an undeniable component to owning your own business. It’s like pretty much all of it to be honest. And then there are those days when you get to do something creative. Thankfully, that day came for me last week. In fact, it was several days in a row of nothing but making stuff. It was amazing.
Try something different
So, I have a super secret project going on. It involves a lot of making. And, lucky for me, it involves learning some new skills. When you feel tired of doing the same old thing, a tiny shake up can do a world of good. I tried a new craft. Maybe you could try a new restaurant. Or take a different route to and from work. Anything to make it seem like you are not in a rut.
My go to when I am feeling wrung out is a trip to nature. I was seriously frazzled last weekend, working non-stop to meet a deadline. Saturday, Greg and I took a day trip to the mountains. I brought my planner, so I was still working, it’s true, but I do some of my best planning at picnic benches.
Have a pity party
If all else fails, throw a tantrum and move on. Indulge in an ugly cry, pig out on something horrible, sleep in, and reset. But don’t fall into a pattern. The next day, go back to hitting it hard.
I am pumped, you guys. I am excited to be working on something new and I can’t wait to share it with you very soon.
What is your favorite way to bounce back from
burn-out? Share in the comments!