Well it has certainly been quite the couple of months and my mind and body have had enough. I have been very unwell and I am burnt out. I hit breaking point. I feel like I have the weight of the world on my shoulders and like I am being ripped apart trying to keep up with work and helping others with theirs. I was really struggling just to walk to places because all I wanted to do was curl up and sleep. After having a chat to one of my best friends I had to make a serious decision. No I am not quitting my job, nothing drastic like that but changes will be made that benefit my life. I cannot look after everyone else if I am not looking after myself first. I need to put myself first.
I’m currently on my first holiday in 18 months, my Doctor pretty much ordered me on holidays, and I am in beautiful Byron Bay. I have used the time to think about what my ideal life would look like. Taking more time for myself kept making the top of the list, the top priority. I guess things change as we get older and learn more and grow. When I was in my late teens, early 20s I dreamt of a full on work career. I was all about furthering my success, working long days and being busy all the time. Now I am at a point where the whole ‘career girl’ lifestyle is no longer for me. I’m embracing a more slower lifestyle.
Chilling out in Byron Bay has my mind thinking and setting some more long term goals in my life and for my future. From financial to health goals, from travel and even retirement goals. I’m only in my 30s but it doesn’t hurt to have a road map of where I want my life to go. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve really planned like this.
So I’m hitting the reset button. I have busted out my notebook and set out what I want to achieve for the rest of 2021, next 5 and 10 years and an endgame result for retirement. Early retirement would be great. Some major travel or living abroad for a while- even better.
I have another week of holidays so I have time to chill and plan and also publish blogs about my time here in Byron Bay.
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So great you’re enjoying your time on holiday Lauren! I know what you mean with being burnt out and it’s so great you’re taking some time for yourself. Enjoy the next week and hope the goal setting goes well.