Jessica Fish

Perfectionism can, and does if left unchecked, lead to burnout. Burnout is a real and quite damaging condition…I know this all too well. Once you find yourself suffering from burnout, it can be difficult to turn your life around. Sometimes I have felt that when I had burnout, I couldn’t get out of that slump. The feeling is, well, beyond terrible. You don’t even feel like getting out of bed. The day ahead doesn’t mean anything and you could care less. A heavy weight is holding you down mentally and also affects you physically and you just can’t seem to shake it off. It could be days, weeks or months until you feel better. It’s a heavy weight that you just cannot lift off of you. The feeling of dread, but also that empty feeling inside you that just won’t go away. How can I make it stop? Why is this happening to me? Can’t I just be happy and stop obsessing over stupid, meaningless things and live my life like a “normal person.”

For the people that would say to me, “can’t you just get over it and pull yourself together?” God, do you know how much I HATE hearing that??!! This is like depression and anxiety…you don’t “just get over it.” And do you know what I feel like telling people who say that and sometimes I actually do…FUCK OFF! Yep, I said it! You will find that I do NOT hide my feelings very well…at all. And why should I? These are VERY real problems and many people struggle everyday with these VERY real problems. I’m going to be 53 next month and why on Earth should I hide my feelings at this age?!! Yeah, screw that shit! Not doing it!

Any kind of “mental health disorder” (I don’t know what else to call it) is not a “one size fits all” either. Why does society still look down on us or any kind of “mental health disorder?” Are we criminals because our brains respond differently to certain things?

Anyway, that totally drives me nuts! So yes, maybe I am insane and crazy then! I’m crazy mad at people who categorize me…us. This is my blog and I’m here to tell you, I will NOT hide who I am. Behind that picture is a REAL person. A person who struggles every single day with perfectionism, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, overwhelm, burnout, insomnia…the list goes on and on. But I’m not alone and I know that.

Many people, unfortunately, can’t express themselves through a blog, or any other means, and I think that’s terrible. I truly feel for you. I really do. So I hope that my blog and any resources I can give you will help. Maybe give you a little glimmer of hope each day in a world that is so negative and difficult. While I may not have all the answers, I DO know that I’m not alone and either are you. There are ways to deal with what each day brings. There are strategies, tips and advice and so much more that I can offer you, from self-care to journaling to goal setting to trying to live a healthier lifestyle.

I am here for YOU.

While I may not able to meet you personally, I do hope this website can be a little escape for you. I may not get everything up in a day that I want to share, hell, it’s been a few years in the making, but I WILL get there! This I know. My vision of being successful online has not changed from 5 years ago.

So I do hope you hang around for a while and decide to stay, as I have much to share and we can tackle this thing we call life together!

Until next time,

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