Angelle Marix

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Hello, I’m Angelle the creator and author behind Dashing Darlin’. I’ve been married to my
best friend for over 18 years, and we are blessed with four amazing children. I am a wife and momma by day, and a blogger by night. It’s seriously a dream job!

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Avoiding burnout and juggling different hats. Read more to learn how to stay focussed and how to rock those hats.

3 ways to avoid burnout

Hello friends!! Hoping that you are all excited about the weekend and about summertime. Let’s face it, many of us women are not 100% thrilled about summer. Well, I will be honest. I feel like this is the season of piling on many hats: chauffeur, referee, chef, counselor, events coordinator, personal shopper, detective, nurse, maid. And, the list continues to grow. If I can be completely honest, the bratty side of me would much rather vacation all summer long, lay out by the pool, and have poolside food service all day everyday. LOL. That is very realistic, right!?!

With all of these commitments, it is so easy to start feeling burnt out. I personally have had many times throughout my adulthood where I have been at a low place. It’s not fun.

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OTS top: Old Navy and only $16|| denim skirt: Topshop || wedges: Johnston & Murphy|| hat: Nordstrom|| handbag: Sole Society|| bracelets: here and here

Avoiding burnout and juggling different hats. Read more to learn how to stay focussed and how to rock those hats.Avoiding burnout and juggling different hats. Read more to learn how to stay focussed and how to rock those hats.

More honesty: I have moments where I would rather stay in bed and have zero task on my to do list. My kids will even throw me under the bus: “Dad, Mom has been in her bed all day.”. For me, I have learned this pattern in my life. When I shy away from being dependent on God and shy away from being excited about the assignments that God has laid out for me, I am borderline “burnt out”.  Something has to change. I can’t wake up with the feelings of  “blah, blah, blah”.

So, how do we keep our sanity and joy???

Here are just 3 of the most vital ways for me to avoid burnout {I have learned the hard way and, gosh, I’m still learning}:

1) Don’t forget to take time to REST

When you take time for yourself (body, soul and spirit), everyone around you benefits. Psalm 23 says that God lays you and I down in lush meadows, finding us quiet pools to drink from. And, that  He lets us catch our breath and makes us feel secure. He revives our drooping head; our cup brims with blessing. What?!!! This makes my heart go pitter-patter. This is a divine peace that He brings when we learn how to sit still and rest. Sometimes, I just have to say NO to the busyness, and YES to resting. Y’all, I’m preaching to myself.

2)Don’t ignore those longings for healthy friendships

You and I need each other. We were created for companionship. Loneliness (grrr, I can’t stand that feeling), it is a trap to keep you and I burnt out and isolated. Ecc 4:9-10 tells us that two are better than one. If either one of us falls down, one can help the other up. But, pity on anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Ouch!! This is a must. I don’t find my identity in my friendships, but I do find healing in being open and real with those around me (James 5:16 sooo good). We all need that safe place and cheerleader that comes along with a friendship. 

3)Don’t forget to be grateful and hopeful

Gosh, y’all, this will set you free. I have been on both sides of the spectrum: hoping for the best and stating the worst. I notice it now because I hear others that have trash talk coming out of their mouth about almost everything: this city, these kids, my body, my husband, that person, that teacher, Walmart, etc..  Look, I know that everything isn’t perfect, but there is magnificent moments happening all around us and even in our homes. Acknowledge those moments- be hopeful, be grateful.

Avoiding burnout and juggling different hats. Read more to learn how to stay focussed and how to rock those hats.Avoiding burnout and juggling different hats. Read more to learn how to stay focussed and how to rock those hats.Avoiding burnout and juggling different hats. Read more to learn how to stay focussed and how to rock those hats.

Okay, let’s talk a little about fashion..  while on the subject about wearing many hats, this is a hat that would look cute on everyone. It’s lightweight and comes in a few sizes. I just have a thing for hats if you didn’t notice. They add the perfect amount of cuteness and coolness. Click the link below to shop this exact hat.

Anywho, thanks for stopping by today. Hope that I was able to give you a little bit of encouragement. We are in this together.

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ots top: Old Navy and only $16|| denim skirt: Topshop || wedges: Johnston & Murphy|| hat: Nordstrom|| handbag: Sole Society|| bracelets: here and here

Photos by Jen Menard

Comments

  • Your tips are SO helpful! We all go through that burnout feeling every once in a while, so I’m glad you wrote about it!

    Happy Friday!
    Pink Champagne Problems

    June 9, 2017
  • Great post! These are all so important! Love that outfit too 🙂

    June 9, 2017
  • I love this post! Taking a rest is always super helpful for me

    – xo, Azanique | LotsofSass.com

    June 9, 2017
  • Such great tips! Thanks for sharing!

    -Kat
    http://www.katwalksf.com/

    June 9, 2017
  • These tips are so very helpful, Angelle! And can we just acknowledge how beautiful you are!? I love these shots of you!

    xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

    June 9, 2017
  • Loved all the Godly inspiration in this post! It definitely is a healthy reminder to truly enjoy summer and every moment in it.

    June 9, 2017
  • Such great reminders! If only we could all lounge pool side every day… 🙂 I love this OTS top and am inspired to pair it with my denim skirt now too!
    xoxo, Jenna
    Boston Chic Party

    June 9, 2017
  • Aren’t you the cutest! Great tips, it’s always a good reminder to take it easy sometimes to not get burnt out.
    <3, Mindy
    http://www.threadsnbreads.com/

    June 9, 2017
  • As a teacher, I’m happy to send the little buggers home to mom for awhile! :D. Great tips for everyone though and love your outfit!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com/off-shoulder-culottes-link/

    June 9, 2017
  • These are such great tips! Definitely need to implement more of them!

    June 9, 2017
  • jcrewismyfavstore
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    You look amazing, as always! You’re SO right, resting is SO important. And, friendships are too! I hope that you have a great summer vacation planned!

    June 9, 2017
  • you look so cute, i love your bright top!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

    June 9, 2017
  • I love this top on you, and these are such great tips. We often forget to take time for ourselves to rest.
    Rachael

    June 9, 2017
  • Love this post! I took these points to heart as it is so easy for me to become burned out with everything on my plate.

    June 10, 2017
  • Love this look. The top is so beautiful and bold.

    June 10, 2017
  • I love these tips, especially #2! It’s hard to forget to take care of ourselves sometimes especially with kids

    June 11, 2017
  • Rest is so so important!

    June 11, 2017
  • Such great tips Angelle and you look darling per usual!
    xo, Roselyn
    http://www.thestylelynnlife.com

    June 11, 2017
  • So adorable with the hat! Also, it really needed to hear to be grateful and hopeful, especially the hopeful part!!!

    Tif
    http://www.brightonabudget.com

    June 11, 2017
  • What an encouraging post, girly. Thank you for sharing your heart for not only this upcoming season, but for all year round! I hope you have a wonderful summer!

    June 11, 2017
  • Molly | Miss Molly Moon
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    These are such wonderful tips! I am the worst about remembering to rest, and it’s so important for our sanity!

    Molly | Miss Molly Moon

    June 11, 2017
  • I think resting is so important to remember!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

    June 11, 2017
  • adriana
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    I love everything about this! Taking time to rest is so important – I did for a long weekend (kind of!) and it helped a lot! I love your outfit, too!

    June 12, 2017
  • J
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    These tips are just what I needed!!

    June 12, 2017
  • Great post! I love this outfit and your tips

    June 19, 2017

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