In a few days, on the 31st of October, my kids and I will transform ourselves into zombies and witches, and run chasing sugary treats in the neighborhood with pumpkin candles. We are so excited and feel blissful for another autumn of our lives.
That was not the case of October last year.
I remember those grumpy days. I was exhausted after years of effort, and couldn’t make it any further.
Working as a manager for a pharmaceutical company, I had animated and stressful days. I couldn’t say no to many things. Mom of two little kids, evenings were full of running between homework, cooking, babysitting, and housework. Couldn’t stop either.
In those dull days, I started to feel emotionally vulnerable. I was ready to cry whatever the topic was about. I couldn’t bear any loud music. Wake up radio was just unbearable…
And work! Activities that I was so much enthusiastic about, became unimaginable stress.
That morning, my son refused to obey outside of the house in front of everyone. And I was unable to remain calm as I used to be. I burst into tears.
At that moment, I felt so scared. I felt I was not able to remain the harbor for my kids anymore. Because I wasn’t one for myself.
That instant of fear has changed me forever. I knew I could not remain the same.
Months later, I reduced my work to 50%. I took the time to take care of myself. I went out for a swim. I did yoga. I meditated.
And today I am working on things I am passionate about.
If there’s one message I want to say to Halloween party makers (big and small ;)), here’s the one. Turn your burnout to brilliance! Burnout did bring you a great opportunity to review your life. It could work better than it had been always! Take that chance!
Do you know what I am working on today? Every morning waking up full of joy and enthusiasm? I am building an online business on what I am passionate about, yoga, meditation, and spiritual practice. I never thought I could before.
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