Please help me overcome these feelings of burnout.
November 30, 2010 7:02 AM Subscribe
Please help me with the feelings of burnout.
posted by floweredfish to health & fitness (10 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I'm really feeling burned out lately and have been struggling with these feelings. Overall, life is great but I'm just struggling with feelings of never having enough time, and just never having enough time to relax...and when I do, that time feels so fleeting and wasted on doing something dumb like watching tv. Am I being a big baby about all of this? Do "normal" adults just suck it up and deal with it? Here's a rundown of my current situation:
- Ended a toxic relationship last winter
- Bought a house in the spring
- Turned 30, spent the summer as single with some very loose "dating" sprinkled in but mostly focused on the house, etc.
- Changed jobs in June (which resulted in having to buy a new car)
- Am a marathon runner; did 3 fall marathons, am now "taking it easy"
- New job has me traveling some but my workload is ridiculous. My boss understands this though and we are in the process of hiring more people for the workload.
- New relationship in past few months, things are going well, we're happy and taking things slowish.
See? Things are great and I shouldn't feel like this! I was seeing a therapist but stopped per her recommendation in June (she said that I was doing well). I would like to go back, but ideally, would like to try non-therapy first due to being pressed for time and I don't think my current health insurance would cover it. I just feel like I'm fighting mental exhaustion all at once lately and am trying to figure out a way to deal with it, or better yet, overcome it. Help? Exercise has always been a major outlet for me, but I'm also a little tired from my fall marathons. I know it's all a lot of change at once too, but I'm also used to things moving quickly. I've been trying to be easy on myself through all of this, but I feel like I'm at the point of enough being enough and something needs to be done to overcome it all and feel like a normal person.