Moving Past the Burnout
Last Update: Apr 19, 2017
I will admit that when I first joined WA I was on fire! I blew through the first lesson really quickly and began building up some content for my new site. And after writing my first extensive how-to on affiliate marketing, I started feeling very... tired.
My eyes felt like they were bleeding as I did more and more research and my brain was fried in the information I was reading.
And thus I took a little break from creating content and chose to explore my niche on the fringe.
I didn't know how to process everything and so I just sort of gave up.
Not how I wanted it to be.
If I remember correctly, I took about 2-3 weeks before I starting really nibbling at any new info.
Today I made it back to WA. I read through some of the lessons and started reworking the site. I met with my boyfriend's dad who was amazed at what I was working towards and gave me a big push in that direction.
Right now I'm working on making myself a pair of gloves with crocodile stitches. I bring this up because crocheting is something I also gave up on. I tasked myself with making gloves because it is a goal that is well-within my grasp as a novice - but only if I keep working at it.
It took me two days of constantly practicing this crocodile stitch. God, the first seven attempts ended up being undone furiously by me. I couldn't help but restart though. There was something relaxing about crocheting that helped but my mind at ease.
The magic: I was just doing.
So if you are experiencing burnout... Take some time to clear you mind. Try not to be gone as long as I was - but come back remembering the WHY. Focus on the why and the actual doing and you should be able to find yourself in a much better place!
By the by, even if you don't think you are doing the best work you can always edit it to make it better!
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