Episode #48: Rest is Part of the Work

In today’s episode I’m sharing how and why I make rest a priority, even in busy seasons.

Show Notes

The cycle of burnout and rest has been a bit of a theme in my business as I’m sure it has in your business too. So in this episode I’m sharing some of my stories of burnout, what I learned, and how I’m approaching busy seasons of life a lot more intentionally now. Most importantly, I’m sharing how and why I make rest a priority, even in busy seasons.

“You’ll never get through that to do list. The key is know that it’s ok you’ll never get through it.”

Some of the things I talk about:

  • How I’m approaching the end of the year with a mindset of getting stuff done AND resting (see my live video on this in my Facebook group)
  • How my first phase of burnout came from massively undercharging
  • Dealing with my belief that “I have to work really hard to make money”
  • How trusting myself as a business owner played a large role in changing the way I work
  • Digging into that feeling of not having enough “time” to rest, and being strict with myself about what I can let go
  • What being intentional about prioritising rest has looked like for me in real life lately
  • The importance of self-awareness and building a “buffer” around your triggers
  • Drawing on your sources of support (like the Creatively Human Facebook group)
Questions to ask yourself: 
  • ‘What is my ultimate goal here?’ 
  • ‘What can I prioritise to make that happen?’ 
  • ‘What are some things I’d like to do but don’t contribute directly to that goal?’ 
  • ‘What can I do to move the needle?’ 
  • ‘Who can I ask to hold me accountable to resting?’

Links from this episode:

  • Join the Facebook group to take part in the live podcast q&a I’m doing on November 14th
  • Once you’ve joined, click this link to watch the live I did on feeling good about the rest of 2019
  • Join my email newsletter to get 3 bonus podcast episodes throughout December (not available to the public!)
  • Books mentioned: Do Less by Kate Northrup, Drop the Ball by Tiffany Dufu, Chillpreneur by Denise Duffield-Thomas
  • Let it Shine podcast interview with Danielle Brooker

Other episodes you might like:

“I figured out that the money I earnt didn’t correlate with the hours I put into my work”

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