The only way I can deal with burnout when it is really bad is to just completely stop working on the business until I feel normal again. However, since I do this full-time, I cannot just put the store on vacation for a few days. What I do is just the very minimum: pull orders that have come in, pack them, ship them, and bookkeeping.
Then, just do whatever you need to do the rest of the day that does not involve work. Clean your house. Read a book. Go for a walk. Exercise.
No scouting, no listing, no glancing at your unlisted items. It will all be there waiting for you for whenever you are ready to come back to it.
To prevent burnout before it starts, take a day or two off each week from listing and sourcing. Pretend this doesn’t exist. It will be refreshing to come back to work after you have had some time away from it.
How do you change your posting picture? I don’t see that info anywhere
Italy is a bit of a black hole for packages. It seems to have gotten better over the past few years, but for awhile nothing was getting delivered.
Shipping does slow down during this time internationally. Just be prepared for customer inquiries regarding that and advise them that mail will sometimes be delivered outside of the expected time frame during this time of the year.
I usually sell a bit to the UK. Maybe 3-5 packages a week. Not so these past few weeks.
I have definitely noticed a decline during this past month on all international sales. Instead of 1-2 a day anywhere around the world, there have been days with absolutely no international sales. I guess this explains it. Sales do seem to be increasing to South America, oddly enough. Canadian sales are also picking up.