Burnout
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Burnout

I think it is best for my physical and mental health to take a break.
Burnout

The last few days, I haven’t blogged. After 140 daily blog posts straight, I broke this streak last Friday 29 January 2021.

That Friday I was too focused on completing my last tasks with a client and thus completely forgot about it. I was “in the zone”, forgot about the time and these things just happen.

At first, I thought okay, I'm going to pick it back up tomorrow.

But the next Saturday, I completely burned out. I don’t know why cause it randomly happend. I was working during the evening and then around 21:00, my body collapsed. It started with a small headache, but then quickly turned into overall body aches and pains especially at my shoulders, neck, and back. The pain resulted in me being imbalanced when standing up or walking and I immediately had to lay down.

What was worse was that my immune system died down and my body didn't know what to do. My body temperate became extremely cold and I felt I was like freezing while in a warm room. I went to bed quickly, and started to wrap myself into multiple blankets. Still, I was had the feeling I was freezing in a freezer. After 2-3 hours, my body was also sweating due to my immune system having no idea what to do. Even though I was having it frigging cold, I was sweating like I was in a sauna.

Luckily, I fell asleep in the end and slept around 5-6 hours. The next day, I only had body aches and pains. The only worrying thing I had was a nosebleed, but not a big one. Overall, I felt better and my body was operating somewhat normally.

When I woke up, I realized that I burned out. From working at a full-time job, doing (small) freelance projects, building Indie apps, improving on relationships, writing daily, marketing my personal brand, analyzing and investing in stocks and crypto, I finally burned out.

Due to this, I will be taking a break from writing daily until next week 8th February. While I’m feeling much better today, I think it is best for my physical and mental health to take a break.

I will be slowly getting back into my normal rhythm and try to do better again.

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