Everyone is susceptible to burnout, but I find that people who work in creative industries are especially prone to overwork. I know I am. This is a topic that I intend to explore in future, but, for now,…
I’m currently going into my third week without a day off, and have needed to output a vast amount of material. It’s exciting , but it’s also exhausting. I’ve managing to keep my head above the water, but only just. Ultimately this sort of schedule offers a good reminder that we need to take care of ourselves. This is something I am notoriously bad at doing. So, instead of a blog post this week, I just want to take 102 words to say something really important.
Take care of yourself. Take time for yourself, and take time for fun. Disconnect from work and creating, even just for a little bit. Don’t assume you can keep going indefinitely; exhaustion will catch up to you eventually. Remember to find things you enjoy in life, remember to sleep and eat and even occasionally exercise. And remember that taking time to decompress does not make you weak, or fragile. It doesn’t mean you’re not good enough, and it doesn’t make you bad at your job. It makes you human. Take care of yourself, and take care of the people around you.