how to get over burnout

After a crazy few months of work and wedding planning, I was in major burnout zone. Even though it was exciting, I was feeling overworked, stressed out, and in a funk. Eventually, I forced myself to get off the couch and attempted to be a valuable member of society. These 5 things helped: 


Probably the most difficult part. Everyone has funks, even the most productive, happy people in the world, so don’t beat yourself up. Allow yourself to turn work off for a couple days if possible, sleep, and let your body/mind reset naturally.


Not much can kill time, confidence, and even motivation like an Instagram feed. Give your mind one less thing to process.


I know, not the most exciting thing when you’re in a funk, but necessary. After Mexico, instead of going to the gym, I promised myself to walk Roo twice a day. Getting out of the house and moving made a big difference, and eventually, the gym sounded good.


Get a massage, a manicure, whatever it is that feels like pampering to you. Spend time with friends if you need it, or even alone – just make sure to care for yourself when your body is asking for it.


Burnouts are the time where I like to read a biography of someone I admire or get coffee with an industry vet who I respect. Hearing about others’ success and drive usually gives me the push that I need.

What do you do when you get burnt out?



  1. Lex
    06.23.2017 / 10:58 am

    Just what I needed today. Thanks Jilly.

  2. 06.23.2017 / 4:07 pm

    You and I are so similar, Jill! I find myself wishing we lived close by each other. I feel like we’d be friends:). You always inspire me with your honesty. I love how you keep things simple. Simplicity has always motivated me and it is the basis for my style and lifestyle. I think this is why you and your blog stand out to me…in this crazy-vast blogosphere.
    keep doing what you do! It really does make a difference in my life and I’m willing to bet many others feel the same.
    Nothing brings joy back like time spent with our fur babies:) I’m so glad to hear walks with your cutie pie helped you!
    XO! Gina

  3. 06.27.2017 / 7:12 pm

    Such good tips Jill, thanks a lot for sharing! I hope the stress levels are OK now and that wedding planning is going smoothly. ♥
    I love spending time with my loved ones and also dedicating some time to pamper myself and do at least a couple of hours of exercise a week. I am a lazy potato, but when I do manage to move my bootie, those endorphins are magical!

    Hope you are having a great week, dear!

    Saida | She talks Glam

  4. 06.30.2017 / 6:00 pm

    Epsom salt bath, candles and sleep.

    • August Diaries
      07.07.2017 / 5:24 pm

      GREAT call

      xx Jill

  5. Marie-Claire
    06.30.2017 / 11:26 pm

    This post came at the right time. I was struggling with burnout the past few weeks too. Great advice. Which biographies have you read that inspire you?

    • August Diaries
      07.07.2017 / 5:24 pm

      Thanks! I’m just finishing reading the Bruce Springsteen one right now 🙂

      xx Jill

  6. 07.03.2017 / 7:09 am

    miss you girl! hope you are doing ok. XO!

    • August Diaries
      07.07.2017 / 5:25 pm

      You’re so sweet! Thanks Gina… all good 🙂

      xx Jill

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