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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sizzle (the wrong kind)

I am struggling to find "down time" to write anything of worth for this blog. I have been working flat out for the last two months. When I do have some time just for me, I tend to want to spending it with mates or on mindless exercises like gym and animated films.

I am also struggling to get up everyday, and feel sick all the time. As a result I have concluded that I am about a week away from total burn out.

Half jokingly, I looked up “burn out” through Google, and came up the list below: The 13 signs of burn out, of which I am proud to say, I am currently experiencing ten.

  1. Chronic fatigue - exhaustion, tiredness, a sense of being physically run down
  2. Anger at those making demands
  3. Self-criticism for putting up with the demands
  4. Cynicism, negativity, and irritability
  5. A sense of being besieged
  6. Exploding easily at seemingly inconsequential things
  7. Frequent headaches and gastrointestinal disturbances
  8. Weight loss or gain
  9. Sleeplessness and depression
  10. Shortness of breath
  11. Suspiciousness
  12. Feelings of helplessness
  13. Increased degree of risk taking

Thank goodness I am taking leave in August!! I’ll be heading back over to the UK (London, briefly, and Oxford) for Nick and Lucy’s wedding, which will be fantastic.

Up-coming: more on the disaster of a dress I am having made for that (in another post).

1 comment:

VampyreJourno said...

Don't make me use your nickname (you know, the one starting with "S") in a threatening manner. Take Friday off - am sure if you're working so flat out, you've earned some time off. So, with Friday off, you can sleep, slouch about in your pjs, wallow in the bath, have a good cry, dance around the flat to cheesy 80s tunes and generally just unwind a bit. No point getting sick ahead of your exciting trip to the UK!

The Tigger has spoken. x