{When you’re feeling burned out} Restore

Admitting that you are burned out can be hard, but many of us face it, some of us on a yearly basis (or more). For me, burn out usually happens late February or early March (hey, that’s right now!) and then revisits in the late fall.  So what do you do with that?  I typically just put one foot in front of the other and keep moving forward as best I can, although I often find myself crying in the bathroom until it passes.  My friend Elizabeth Foss has battled burnout as well, and she has created a workshop to help those of us who are suffering, recover joy. I know it’s going to be good, because I’ve spent many an hour in discussion with Elizabeth.  As my friend, she has held my hand through some of my hardest times.  She’s one of those friends who always seems to know the right thing to say.  Her words have turned my panic into peace on more than one occasion.  It’s no small gift that Elizabeth has poured herself and her wisdom, the kind that has grown through life experience, into this workshop.


“The Restore Workshop is a six week online course geared towards adult women who have struggled or are struggling with or want to avoid burnout. It is for any woman who wants to nurture joy within her life and the lives of those around her.”

The workshop begins on March 16th and runs through April 26th. You can find more information on the Restore website.  Elizabeth answers questions here.  You can register here.  If you look closely at the image above, you’ll see my name listed under the Monday podcast portion.  Elizabeth and I will be discussing creativity and the use of this part of ourselves in battling burnout.  This is a topic she and I have discussed many times, but I’ll admit, I’m pretty nervous about recording our conversation.  I hope that by doing so, we’ll encourage others though, so I am going to give it my best.

Elizabeth is offering one Small Things reader a space in the workshop.  If you are interested in winning, just mention so in your comment.   Comments are closed and the winner is JennyAnn who commented,”What perfect timing this is.  Thank you for this!!”



  1. Oh! Hope I am not too late! I would love to win a chance for the workshop!

  2. I hope I’m not too late! I’d love to win a spot 🙂

  3. Susannah King says:

    Yes please 🙂 In need of this during a Long Maine winter!

  4. Oh How lovely! Thank you for being willing to share this way. i’m certain MANY will be blessed. I’d love to win a spot in Restore.

  5. This course looks amazing. I could really do with some coping tools for overwhelm! Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Sonja Wyche says:

    Ginny, your blog is beautiful and I visit it often for inspiration. I would love to win a chance to participate in Elizabeth’s workshop- thank you both for the opportunity!

  7. I would love to win a place in this course!! I burned out in college it took months to recover (almost a year). Its something I am very conscious about seeking to avoid now that I’m a mom – but I would love to hear it from someone who has really studied and prayed over the topic!

  8. Annie Castro says:

    I would totally love to win! Can’t afford it but would take advantage of every second of it ♥

  9. This looks like exactly what I need! I would LOVE to win as I’m not in a position to purchase the course.

  10. I am praying God will provide a way for me to participate in this restore workshop. Thanks for serving during this season.

  11. Jessica says:

    I’d love a spot in this workshop. We’ve just moved home to Virginia after living abroad, and with 2 kids under 3, I’m in need of something like this. Thanks!

  12. so many comments, if perchance I do win I would like to give the spot to a friend who lost her husband to cancer a year ago and now is struggling with being a single working mom to a very busy three year old son, she really wants to stay home with him and can not anymore
    Thanks Ginny and Elizabeth

  13. Elizabeth’s generosity and gift of writing have blessed and inspired me for years. It seems indulgent to be considered for a spot in Restore but it would be received with gratitude. I have never commented here but must say I do enjoy your blog so much, bees and babies and knitting and just everything. God bless you this lent and keep walking.

  14. I would love a chance to win. Thanks!

  15. Perfect timing, I’d love to be entered. Thanks!

  16. Oh, thank you Elizabeth! This sounds so wonderful!

  17. Jessica S. says:

    I would love to win a space in this workshop! It sounds like aomething that many will benefit from. 🙂

  18. I’d be delighted to join this workshop! Thank you!

  19. I would love to win this workshop. I’m not a mother but I was a caretaker for my grandmother who just passed away from Alzheimer’s. I’m looking for ways this lenten season to find my equilibrium once again-to find my way back from the burn out and sadness. This sounds like a good thing. Thanks for sharing your life and pictures, Ginny. It’s always so comforting and uplifting. How can you not smile when you see your beautiful children? 🙂

  20. I can see this being super helpful. Thank you!

  21. Candace says:

    This sounds wonderful. Thank you.

  22. Jennifer says:

    I would love a space to participate in the workshop! Thanks!

  23. I would love to participate! Thanks!

  24. Such a lovely intro-who wouldn’t want to partake. Please include me, thanks:-)

  25. sounds wonderful for this time of year!!

  26. Thanks for the chance! This sounds lovely

  27. Maureen says:

    I would love to win this for my adult daughter…mother of little ones, full time teacher, graduate student (2 courses each semester), and a wonderful husband who works long hours away from home. She has three full time jobs…parent, teacher, student. She is stretched to the max…what a wonderful gift this would be for her. Thank you so much for your generosity…I’m crossing my fingers!

  28. Kathleen says:

    The workshop looks terrific! I would welcome the chance to participate. Thank you

  29. I would love to win! Thanks!

  30. I would love to be a part of this workshop. Thank you!


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