3 Things to Do When You’re Burned Out

Are you feeling burned out? This time of year can be especially exhausting with weddings, graduations, sacraments and so much more. Danielle offers encouragement and three things that can help you in the face of burn out.

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Connect with people.

Start with yourself! You might just be craving some alone time to rest, recuperate, or just THINK. Also, connecting with your kids, husband, friends, and other family members can help you de-stress and remember what you are celebrating in the first place.

Re-evaluate your work.

How are you spending your days? What are you so busy doing? What is making you feel perpetually exhausted? There are probably some items on that list that you can delegate to others, hire out, or ask for help with. Also, there might be tasks you can let go of or some compromises you can make for a set period of time. Don’t hold onto extra work or refuse to ask for the help you need out of pride. 

Reset your priorities.

When you are feeling burned out, you need to get back to basics. You need good food, rest, exercise, and time for prayer. Start out by making time for these essentials and the other priorities will fall into place.

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Megan Madden

Megan Madden is a homeschooling mother with a passion for writing and speaking on authentic femininity and virtuous womanhood. In 2017, she began graduate studies in marriage and family at the International Theological Institute in Austria. After moving to Kraków, Poland to work with university students, Megan more personally continued her research on the complementarity of man and woman, particularly on the question of what it means to be a woman. She delved into the study of renowned Catholic writers on women such as St. Edith Stein, Gertrude von le Fort, Alice von Hildebrand, St. John Paul II, and St. Teresa of Avila.

The results were the development of Megan’s online ministry A Mother’s Lace, as well as speaking opportunities and her book with Ascension: Mary, Teach Me to Be Your Daughter.

Megan lives outside of Oxford, England with her husband, who is a lecturer in theology, and their five children.

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