Getting burnt out is one of my biggest fears. I fear it because I think I’ve approached it more times than I’m proud of, even recently. It’s scary for me as one of two employees at a company, and it’s also scary for me as me. I fear of burnout as one of two employees because it would have a disastrous effect on the company as a whole, instantly. I fear burnout for myself because I truly do love this type of work, and if I were to burn myself out there’s a chance I’d never want to do it again.
Keeping an eye on yourself and taking care of your mindset when it comes to work is more important than ever, I believe. Our culture tells us to never shut our mind off, that work is something to keep at the top of your priority list, as it is what defines you. We all know that’s backwards but not many of us believe it to be true. It’s too easy to get sucked into work every waking moment, so consciously pulling yourself away should be something you keep in mind every single day.