Saturday. 7:30AM my alarm goes off. I open my eyes and the room's still dark with a shimmer of sunlight peaking through the blinds. I roll over to my right to grab my phone on my bedside table. I slide to unlock; 43 unread notifications. Red dots scattered all over Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Gmail. Curiosity gets a hold of me, adrenaline starts to pump through my body. It was only 7:31AM and I was already thinking about work.
For the past 2 years, I must say I lived quite the cliche, fast-paced, hustle, “entrepreneurial” life. Not because I had to but because I loved it. Every morning I wake up, feeling inspired and ready to take on the next lot of challenges. When you spend months building and finally seeing an idea come to life, I find somewhat magical.
However as they say, too much of anything can be bad. Yes as you guessed, the hustle eventually burnt me out. Feeling burnt out is more than just feeling tired or stressed. I want to share with you my experience and also 5 tips that helped me through this time.
Whether you've been through a burn out before, currently going through one or wondering what a burn out is, I hope you enjoy my personal experience of the unspoken truths and dark sides of 'Entrepreneurship'.
Once upon a time..