what i’ve learned in the last couple of weeks is this: that i am not alone. that there’s a lot of creative burnout out in the world. that we need to give ourselves permission to not only feel it, but to sit with it, face its direction, acknowledge it, then take action. for me, taking action has meant rest. it’s meant removing the internal pressure to create, to make, to produce. it’s meant being with my friends, spending great amounts of time with john, reading, watching movies, doing the dishes – slowly and peacefully – same goes for laundry and other mundane chores. it’s meant simply being happy in a space where i’m not doing, creating, planning. most of all, it’s meant pacing myself so that my days feel more fulfilling and not all work.
so yes, not only has creative burnout given me permission to rest but it’s also gifted me with a bit of perspective. life feels a bit slower now – even with inspiration and art life reemerging this past week or so. i feel more blessed. more grateful. more appreciative of all that has come my way. in the end, there is growth in everything..even burnout. thank you, burnout. you rock.
what burdens/burnout/mishaps have gifted your life in unexpected ways this week?