Relaxation can lead to a greater sense of understanding. Take a breather if you are feeling run down. I know we say all the time that you work 24/7/365 and its true the trick is learning when to slow down a bit so you don’t burn out and that’s a simple matter of paying attention to your life.
What do we mean? Well if your friends stop talking to you because you punch them all the time out of frustration it might be a good time to slow down. If you actually say LOL in conversations with people who you are speaking with face to face that’s another good indicator. Take breaks during your day to admire things. Watch a movie, pop some popcorn and relax. Go for a walk and clear your head of all the things bouncing around in there. I know I have to do this or I end up dwelling on exactly what type of monkey I am going to get when I am rich.
Being able to take a break is important. Leave the laptop off, shut the phone down, unplug the house phone and disconnect the doorbell. Then just do nothing for a bit. Play a game on the computer if you want just not some social media game or the people will find you. Get absorbed in a role playing game for a while perhaps. Just do something that will help you get your head out of your own life. Right now I’m planning a costume for next years Reconnaissance fair, because it would be fun to do. See what I mean FUN TO DO! That’s the key.
I know you have fun at work too, or I hope you do anyway if not find a new job. You still need to take time just for yourself so you can be all there in your life and career when it counts. Most companies will make you take your vacation time for just this reason, being a burn out helps no one. Since you work for yourself you hurt only yourself in the long run so be smart and take care of your self physically, mentally and emotionally.