How to Avoid Burn Out

Starlooks Boutique’s Top 10 Things to do to avoid “burn-out.”

You can get burned out on a lot of things. My top thing is writing. I get stressed out when I can’t write. I am taking online classes right now, but the last two weeks I’ve been sick, tired, and busy. Okay.  So I’m not all alone here–and that’s why you’ve found my blog, right? 

Here goes:

1. Keep it going. Don’t stop, otherwise you’ll lose momentum (in whatever it is you’re doing).

2. Don’t look back. If you’ve made a mistake or just been plain perfect, don’t compare yourself to your past performance, otherwise you might get too stessed out!

3. Breathe. (sigh). In through your nose, out through your mouth. It’s like having contractions–you have to do the work and go through the motions, until you get your reward in the end. You can’t get the reward without the work!

4. Ask somebody. Talk to someone close. It usually helps me if I get stuck.

5. Think about the end, not the means. What is it you’re trying to accomplish? Write it down. Post it on your computer, in the bathroom, etc. STAY FOCUSED. And don’t ignore what has to get done. Procrastination is only good to a certain extent.

6. Take a break. Not a vacation, but a little break. Get refreshed and renewed. Go for coffee, go to the beach, go out on the town, to a club, whatever it is that you enjoy, do it.

7. Do something different that you never do before.

8. Go streaking. lol.  OK, I just said that because it popped in my head. Seriously though, do something wild, just to get a response. But nothing ILLEGAL or MENTALLY SCARRING for LIFE and NOTHING THAT WILL GET U FIRED!

9.  Seek legal or professional or religious advice regarding your situation, if applicable. Check out the yellow pages. or ask a friend or associate.

10. Start bloggin. Get it off of your chest! Or, go to:

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7 responses to “How to Avoid Burn Out

  • suzy

    I am a sits girl and I LOVE your pirate boys outfit!! I also love your little white rocking chair and your little apron skirt for girls. (It is so hard to pick just one thing!) You have such darling things. Your blankets look so comfy.

  • Dee

    These are great ideas. I am over from SITS. Had a look at your retail therapy site, love the little yellow bell dress – wouldn’t my girls go ballistic over this one! I have to read more of your blog, thanks for putting up a contest, the rug is gorgeous!

  • bunnyb

    I’m not sure where to comment for the SITS blog contest? Anyway, great site! I love the Freedom Silk Dress by Bodemi!

  • Tina Wright

    Your items are so much fun I had a blast looking around your site.
    I’m thinking my favorite item is your really soft little Ally Zabba dot blankets.
    I really really like the little brown one, but noticed it wasn’t one of the colors.
    So I would have to pick the pink one if I had to choose.
    I just know that my next little one is going to be a little girl.
    Thank you for sharing with us.

  • trashalou

    Hey! Clicked over from SITS and have to say I am loving the green swirly blanket bag bestest.

  • Melissa

    Cute cute stuff on your starlooks website…… I love the little hats with the sports themes! Too cute.

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