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Overcoming Burnout: A Driven Woman's Guide to Finding Balance

Okay, okay, I have a confession to make. I've always been a bit of an overachiever. You know, the type who joins multiple sports teams at once, takes college courses in high school, and tries to finish college early so I could start my "career" (whatever that even means these days). But let me tell you, fellow over-ambitious females, with drive comes a whole other headache.

So I'm reaching out to all of you out there, hoping you can tell me how you keep your drive in check. Because let's be real, burnout and fatigue are no joke. They not only drain you mentally, but also physically, leaving very little energy to enjoy the good stuff. I mean, you work hard so you can play hard, right? But if you don't have the energy to play hard, then did you really accomplish anything?

I've tried taking more breaks, being patient with myself, and setting more realistic goals, but I still find myself feeling like I'm not doing enough or getting enough done. Am I really this unrealistic with my goals? Are others doing more with the same 24 hours we all get? Maybe they don't have a 9-5 job or kids or maybe another area of their life is lacking (like sleep or fitness). I know everyone's situation is different, but it's hard not to compare myself to others and wonder if I'm not focused enough or if I'm working harder and not smarter.

In a world so focused on achieving the next X, Y, Z, it's hard to gauge where your perspective lies. And is this push to achieve healthy and realistic, or is it just an impossible (or nearly impossible) expectation that society puts on us? And how do you tell what influences to listen to?

I know this is a personal journey and what works for some may not work for others, but I hear so many people asking themselves the same questions. So, what are your thoughts? How do you keep your drive in check? Let's chat in the comments!


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