In the diabetes community we talk a lot about diabetes burnout and diabetes distress but I seem to experiencing a form of life burnout at the moment. It’s everything but diabetes burnout. Yesterday, my daughter asked me, as she does most mornings on our short walk to her school, what I had planned for my day?”. I sighed and said “I have so much to do and I really don't want to do any of it”. My response made me realise that it’s becoming a problem.
And if I'm really honest I've been feeling like this for a while. I sit in front of my laptop thinking about all the things I would like to do, all the things I need to do and then I get so overwhelmed I get maybe one or two things done.
I'm also physically tired and physically hurting. I have a torn achilles' tendon and an achy, stiff hip. Both of these things are annoying and are a big influence on my level of activity.
I know I need to take a real break! I need to stop thinking about conference and event organising, about writing blog posts. I need to switch off from social media. This is the hardest thing to do. I really don’t want to not be connected to the world outside of my house. For me, there is no way to the social media that I need to have for my own support and the social media that partners the event organising and blogging.
I'm so grateful that all things diabetes seem to be going, well, as things usually go with type 1 diabetes, trampoling.
I've lost my enthusiasm for all the things I loved. I know it's just temporary. I know it’s a problem. I know I will address it… and soon.
P.S. Anyone fancy meeting up at the Thriveabetes Sugar Surfing Workshop in Dublin????