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I’m exhausted

I now have a summer cold and am exhausted. I haven’t been sleeping well and my anxiety is pretty high. I am resting today to see if a break will help.

Here’s the thing about having mental health issues and a propensity for burn out: it creeps up on you. I’m there now, have been for a few weeks now. My vacation is coming up but I need to find my resilience and resolve to not spin out.

Having limits is hard for me. I don’t except them easily. I only respect them when I’ve pushed myself past them like I have in the last month.

If you have anxiety or depression or have suffered from burn out before, my experience is that you’re at a greater risk for it happening again. I’m spending the next year exploring my resilience, mental and physical. What does it look like? How do I build up strategies to improve my chances of not burning out? How can I be a more effective leader if I build up my resilience? I’ll do the work and report back. xo Janet

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