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Podcast Episode: HSP Burnout Recovery

Jun 10, 2022

I recently decided to take on a huge transition: I'm opening a studio and storefront in Des Moines! This means that I'm going from primarily full-time work from home over the last six years and meeting with people almost exclusively online to having a physical and digital office. 


This is a BIG transition and not necessarily one that I planned for. When the opportunity came up my intuition told me YES—this is the right move for you right now. That said, I do get overwhelmed when my routines and rhythms are disrupted in big transitions, especially when I haven't had time to prepare. Do you relate?


I mean... I'm someone who likes to know what to expect before I go out for dinner. While I love to try new things and have adventures I also love the stability of a solid routine. 


Understanding and honoring my own routines and rhythms is absolutely critical all of the time but especially in big transitions when there is so much pressure to GET IT ALL DONE NOW. I am not a get it all done now kind of person. I need to know my big vision for where I'm going and I need time to envision myself doing something and feel the feeling of doing it before I know for sure how it will flow in my life. 


I used to have a lot of shame about this "slow" part of myself and get really stressed about timelines. I spent most of my 20's feeling like I was running out of time. It's kind of a joke between my partner and I that I loved the song "I'm in a Hurry" by Alabama when I was a child, which is such a Capricorn song. (Country music fans will know!) Listen here if you want a Saturnian bop.


The song goes...

Oh, I'm in a hurry to get things done
Oh, I rush and rush until life's no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die 
But I'm in a hurry and don't know why


I'm in a hurry and don't know why—is such an amazing question to ask ourselves. Whose timeline am I living on? Mine... or someone else's?


When I began asking myself this question I discovered that I had to learn how to live life at my own pace  and make choices in life based on my natural energy cycles—not necessarily what made sense for everyone else. I had to learn how to listen to my instincts and my guides to set the pace of my life... rather than society's expectations. For me that has meant paying strong attention to the lunar cycle, repeatedly letting go of being a workaholic and being proactive about burnout prevention. 


Fellow astrologer and highly sensitive person Mallory Hasty recently has me on her podcast Witch Church to talk about what I've learned about burnout as a highly sensitive person and the role my own Saturn return played in changing my life to be proactive about burnout prevention. Listen to this podcast here.


While being a sensitive person can present some challenges it also comes with a lot of gifts. I made the Sensitivity Superpower Quiz to help you identify what your special superpower is as a sensitive person. It's been so fun seeing all of the results people are getting over on Instagram—I'd love to see your results if you haven't taken it yet. 


Use astrology to break cycles and align with your calling.

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