Burn Out

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Burn Out
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Sat, 11-05-2011 - 9:01pm

I posted last week about a small victory (nothing major other then saying no to a table). Having said that, I've been struggling a lot. I thought I was battling depression but I am starting to think its burn out. I read an article about burn out and it's me to a tee.

This past week was rough because I was travelling all week and had conferences and leadership meetings to attend all over the place. I haven't paid to eat out all of November and I've only eaten at home once (as in I've been eating conference food, take out


Bex -

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Registered: 05-28-2011
In reply to: girly_girl13
Sat, 11-05-2011 - 10:12pm
I wish you luck and an increase in uour income!! Your income. I hate typing on a mobile device.
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In reply to: girly_girl13
Sat, 11-05-2011 - 10:32pm

This was a more positive post than I was expecting from the title.

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In reply to: girly_girl13
Sat, 11-05-2011 - 11:29pm
You have got a lot of positives there for being burnt out! That is amazing. Its just one day or one moment at a time.
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In reply to: girly_girl13
Sun, 11-06-2011 - 8:06am

One thing you need to make sure is in your budget is something fun each month.

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Registered: 04-10-2003
In reply to: girly_girl13
Sun, 11-06-2011 - 8:10am
Thanks ladies,
I am trying so hard to see the positives in everything. I have no ideas how you ladies with kids do it. Evertyhing seems like such a big task, even doing laundry. I have been so up and down lately that I'm really trying to get myself together and focus on being positive. Fake it till you make it perhaps?

Bex -

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Registered: 12-31-2010
In reply to: girly_girl13
Mon, 11-07-2011 - 9:16am
HUGE progress, Bex!
I too have been traveling a lot and I hate coming home when tired to laundry, and house cleaning. This weekend allowed me to regroup as well, but not nearly as much as you have - GREAT JOB!
That government lump sum will make you feel better. Please throw some money in the back of your wallet to use for emergencies, and also save a bit in some emergency funds so you don't freak about spending.
OH, and how about that table now, as a reward?
-Marie
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Registered: 04-10-2003
In reply to: girly_girl13
Mon, 11-07-2011 - 9:37am
Thanks Marie!
Once the cheque clears I am taking a page out of the "Marie" book and putting cash in the wallet and then taking out the CCs.

I am going to as "Santa" for my table. My mom dosn't have a lot of money and if it's still there (and only $25) then I will ask her for it! I'll feel good that she didn't spend a ton and she'll feel good knowing that it's something that I really really wanted!

Bex -

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Registered: 12-31-2010
In reply to: girly_girl13
Mon, 11-07-2011 - 11:43am
Sounds like a win-win for both of you!
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In reply to: girly_girl13
Mon, 11-07-2011 - 12:47pm

Oh it feels good to have things neat and tidy after a good sleep! I had a nap on Friday evening for about 20min. I woke up and

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Registered: 10-01-2008
In reply to: girly_girl13
Mon, 11-07-2011 - 2:08pm

Sounds to me like you are back on track.

Norma


"Patience is the best remedy for every trouble"- Plautus


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