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😴 17h of Sleep
You have been warned!
Hope you're crushing it in business and life (while also making time for a Netflix binge or two, because balance, ya know?).
Listen, I need to spill the tea on something important.
Maybe you noticed I didn’t sent you mt Sunday’s Newsletter.
Maybe not, it’s fine.
Put your coffee down, because I've got a cautionary tale that involves a bed, a stopwatch, and an unfortunate 17-hour snooze fest.
Last weekend, I was glued to my laptop like cheese on a pizza.
I was smashing goals, drafting content, drowning in my coaching offer & handling my move.
I felt like a Business Superhero - think Tony Stark but with fewer gadgets and more Notion Database.
The Plot Twist:
The Universe threw me a curveball, or rather, a bedball (that’s a thing, right?).
I woke up feeling nauseous, dizzy, and as lifeless as a squished bug on a windshield.
My verdict? Burnout.
Yes, the ‘B’ word we all dread but pretend doesn't exist, like the 'seen' notification on a risky text.
I couldn't stand up.
My body said, "Nah, you’re gonna stay here and reflect on your choices."
I slept for 17 hours straight. Yep, 1-7! Even my cat thought I had turned into a decorative cushion.
Here's What I Shouldn't Do:
Hustle like there’s no tomorrow: Tomorrow comes, and it might slap you in the face if you're not careful.
Ignore the body signs: If you’re feeling fatigue, it's not a Netflix glitch. It's a sign.
Skip meals for meetings: A growling stomach will eventually turn into a roaring headache.
What I’ll Start Doing More:
Take Short Breaks:
Seriously, set a timer if you have to. Every 60 minutes, just step away from the laptop, and stretch, or do a mini-dance session. Whatever floats your boat!
Mind Your Mind:
Meditate. Breathe. Daydream about your next vacay. Just give your brain some room to breathe. It’s not a storage closet.
Nourish to Flourish:
Eat. Hydrate. Repeat. Don’t let the hunger games begin in your stomach.
Don't wait till you're lying in bed wondering if you've turned into a human vegetable.
Take breaks NOW.
Treat your body like the temple it is, not a machine that churns out invoices and tweets.
Till then, be awesome, stay hydrated, and for the love of all things good, SLEEP.
P.S. Got any self-care hacks that work for you? Hit reply and share the wealth!
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