Lockdown Blues

Things have to change.  I am going to be honest.  My head has not been in the game recently. I’ve been suffering from cabin fever for a while now.  Since the pandemic started, I have hardly ventured out apart from walking the dogs around the block once a day. 

Normally Sam and I are lucky enough to have been abroad once, maybe twice by this time of year, and had many great adventures in between.  We LOVE to explore.

By the end of summer, we would normally have completed a charity walk, usually around 25 - 30 miles, to raise funds for our chosen charities and been on many walks beforehand to build up to the big day.

We would have travelled to Wales and Scotland visiting parents, with day trips and weekends away involving walks along the beach, bacon butties and large pieces of cake. 

Of course, this year everything has been put on hold.  

Now don’t get me wrong.  I completely understand why everything is as it is – this...

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Are Mental Health and Burnout Related?

First off, let's clarify that for our purposes "mental health" is referring to the ability to experience inner peace, clarity, and a sense of stability in our often-chaotic world. In this instance, to describe mental health is not to talk about the disorders of mood or mind, but the presence of mind that comes from feeling in control and energised about living in general.

That being said, our mental health is absolutely tied to our experience of burnout. If we are overwhelmed, overworked, and overextended, we are unable to walk with ourselves in confidence and peace - which affects our mental health. Fatigue and burnout increase the potential to experience issues like anxiety and depression - which are sometimes manifestations of the root cause of burnout.

Therefore, it is so important to prevent and recover from burnout as soon as you become aware it is happening. Preserving our mental health isn't a luxury, it is a necessity! Doing what we need to do to set ourselves up for...

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