I have been close to having another Burnout. And for some reason it is always at the same(ish) times of the year. September/October and goes a bit into November.
Now. I was able to control this one. And I lasted a lot longer then I would have thought.
I was so tired. But I have been working 40+ hours a week. Some weeks I was at two jobs (one was a seasonal job).
I have been in school with midterms and finals being close together.
I have been skating and competing every other weekend.
And essentially I was burning out.
I was sleeping a lot. I was crying almost all the time.
So when my restaurant took time for renovations. I made the decision to step aside and take the two weeks off.
Currently 26/11 I am in the second week off. And honestly it did me wonders.
Sleeping, trying to get my life back on track.
When rested I was able to do things I did not have the chance to get done while overworked.
I was able to focus on rehabbing the knee injury. And honestly it was the best decision I made.
Most people I have seen, also commented that I look a lot more happy and free these past few days. And truth be told, they are not wrong. I know where they are coming with it.
I need a few more days to think things through and then I think I will be ready to go back to work.
But I have some new found motivation and I am ready to kick some butt.