Burning Out Helped Me Focus

When you’re running on empty, you can’t waste your energy.

Fog covered mountain tops in Wankspitze
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To be clear, burning out isn’t fun.

If you can avoid burning out to learn the same lesson I did, I’d highly recommend it. The process of burning out is not pleasant. Things that once made you happy lose your interest and the days just repeat; happiness is harder to come by; you tend to have less patience with everything in your life.

Burning out isn’t the end.

As I burned out, I did have some time to think of what I really wanted out of my career. I no longer had the energy or the patience to put up with an environment that didn’t appreciate my time at home. I wanted something that would allow me to spend as much time with my family as I could. When you think about it, time can’t be purchased by anyone. We all have the same 24 hours in a day to work with.

Writer of happiness and homeschooling. Spreading joy through writing and learning. Simple as that. :)

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