Antidote to burnout and Affording therapy
Practical advice on how I recovered from a sustained period of burnout and resources for affordable therapy.
In My Humble Opinion
Identify and disconnect from your triggers as an antidote to burnout.
Listen, I know it’s obvious, but one of the best salves for burnout is to first identify and then disconnect from your triggers.
In 2021, I spent roughly five months on a semi-sabbatical (only July was completely disconnected from work). In June of 2021, I wrote this on Instagram:
“As much as I love my job and career thus far, I’ve really burned out in the last two years. The pandemic certainly didn’t help, but these seeds were sown well before March 2020.
I remember reading once that it’s on employers to help solve burnout in employees, but what happens when you’re both the employer and the employee?! So, I decided to massively reduce my time online. I said no to most new in-bound projects and requests. And I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on the future and spending time with loved ones.
There is no resolution yet. But our life and careers happen in seasons. It’s been a beautiful journey to have so much success with Broke Millennial as a book series (and no, it’s not complete). And yes, it was scary to pull away at a time when I see so many others go full throttle, but I also know it’s in my best interest. Right now, it’s a time of rest for me.”
Returning to work in the fall of 2021 felt painful.