The Importance of Taking Time for Yourself

The Importance of Taking Time for Yourself

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was going to take a break from writing for a bit - the effects of burnt-out were starting to creep in.

I hadn't taken a valid enough pause since the start of the year (after I came back from being sick)

I got extremely invested in what I was doing - very exciting stuff. During that time I interacted with a plethora of people from different communities that helped me answer the different questions I had. Even got approached by some organisations because of writing.

However as a result I was neglecting myself in the process...

I ended up in a situation where I was exhausted...

What I've Learnt From the Experience

  • Ask: You're not going to know everything. Reach out, ask questions - until you have a better understanding.
  • Balance: Within all of this, balance is a must. Don't overwork yourself - find the equilibrium between getting what needs to be done accomplished and giving yourself time to breathe.


Take care of yourself. Find the balance. Don't be afraid to ask questions, there are people out there willing to help.

As for me, I'm pacing myself better....