Burnout is real. If you have experienced persistent fatigue, lack of motivation, and "feeling off" at work or life in general, surprise — you might be burned out.
You are not lazy, lacking drive, or making things up. You are exhausted from the daily grind. You have been running a sprint for ages, and your inner wisdom is telling you that your routine is no longer sustainable.
Not all burnout is created equal.
Once you acknowledge the truth about your burnout, the next logical step is to find the root cause. What is causing the energy leakage? What part of...
Let's get real about burnout. These are some truths that many of us either are unaware of or we avoid confronting them:
1 We tend to overestimate our capacity
Which means we underestimate our actual degree of burnout. The more we normalize burnout, and deny our sensing and body signals, the more we drive ourselves into deeper levels more rapidly.
2 Our instinct is to "do" something
Navigating recovery from burnout can be a tricky line. There is a difference between designing for retreat & recovery versus redesigning the patterns...
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