Hello friends! Today I wanna talk about some things that I’ve been dealing with the past week and those are burn out and a lack of motivation. Now I am usually full of ideas and excitement for my job, but this past week was SO BAD! I didn’t feel like doing anything. I filmed a YouTube video and hated it, so I didn’t upload it. I didn’t feel like doing anything productive AT ALL.
One thing that I have learned through all my years of watching YouTube and consuming other types of content is that it’s ok to go through dry spells. It’s not the healthiest thing because it’s literal proof that you have been overworking yourself, or it’s been the reason in my experience. I needed this past week to get myself together, and rest. I have never really experienced burn out, but it hit me hard. I didn’t have any good ideas for what I wanted to put out. I had filmed a YouTube video, and I HATED IT SO MUCH!!!! Although my mom was a little upset, I was like “It’s ok if I miss a week.” My little business policy is that if I hate something I’ve made and produced then I will not put it out unless I explicitly know that people will enjoy it.
Honestly being a creative brain is difficult, but being an over emotional creative brain is WORSE! Don’t get me wrong, I love my creative brain, but sometimes my brain WON’T SHUT UP! It leads to lots of energy being spent on quieting my mind. So what have I been doing to calm myself and my brain down? READING and watching YouTube videos. I recently got a new book called World Mythology: From Indigenous Tales to Classical Legends and it is SO GOOD! I’m only at the Creation Tales, but I’m learning so much about different cultures and how they viewed the world. Maybe I’ll make another Bible and Mythology Podcast episode comparing The Bible’s story of creation to other cultures. That would be super interesting! What I’ve been watching on YouTube as of late is productivity videos and mainly Minecraft. Yes you read that right. Minecraft. Specifically Spifey, Skeppy, and BadBoyHalo. They are HILARIOUS 😂. It really helps to distract my mind, and I laugh a lot in the process.
And just like that, another blog post has come and gone. I think I’m gonna switch up my ending for today, and ask you guys something. Comment down below what you guys do for self care or to quiet your mind! I wanna know!
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