The subject of this letter describes what I was doing for the past 2 months.
This year I spent a lot of time working. A day job and a side project and a podcast which were demanding my time every week, constantly. I did not take any proper breaks. It didn’t feel I needed a break. I was enjoying and having fun with all of them.
Then it all came on me suddenly. Don’t know if I should call it burnout, but it is probably that.
I just stopped doing everything except my day job. And it felt nice. I didn’t want to spend my free time on anything other than relaxing.
I realised this.
I broke me by using me without supporting me.
Descale, by Chan (Source that inspired this writing)
I did some reflecting on the things I’ve done this year and what I want to do the next year. I summarised them in this tweet.
I was a bit silent here for the last 2 months. I was descaling, getting into relax mode and reflecting on all the things I’ve done this year.— Aravind Balla (@aravindballa) December 28, 2021
It feels good. 😊
✉️ Sent 28 newsletter issues
🚀 Shipped a serious side project that’s helping people
I suggest you take some time off for descaling as well. Let me know what you think about this by replying to this email.
See you next year 👋