How to… love yourself a little bit more!

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Two years ago I suffered from a burn-out. It took me a lot of months to get completely over it and still I think “it” is still there… lurking around the corner.

One way to fight a burn-out is to make sure you love yourself just that little bit more. I know… that sounds selfish and just a little narcissistic, but believe me… it has got nothing to do with that!! Because let’s be honest… if you can’t love yourself, how the hell will you be able to find the energy to love others?

In today’s post I will give you some tips on how to love yourself a little bit more… read them… it might be worth it!

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Today’s quote : burn-out

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“That’s the thing: You don’t understand burnout unless you’ve been burned out. And it’s something you can’t even explain. It’s just doing something you have absolutely no passion for.” – Elena Delle Donne

Walking in Les Andelys (Normandy), near the Seine (photograph taken by my husband Peter).

I was always the one who saw things in a positive light, who couldn’t say no. Many times people told me “I don’t know how you find the time… you seem to never stop… Where do you get the energy?”. Well sometimes I didn’t even know that myself, but I was always able to handle anything at any time until about 7 – 8 months ago. I started to have these headaches, I was extremely tired all the time, I couldn’t concentrate anymore and last winter I have been sick several times which isn’t my habit.

It took me a long time to realise that there was something wrong. I had lost myself, I had become a stranger to myself and one day a specialist doctor said to me “I think you’ve got a burn-out”. Read more about this quote!