Article: “How to Tell Where You Are on the Burnout Continuum”

There’s a difference between a diligent pursuit of your goals and sacrificing your well-being for “success.” But that difference can be hard to see sometimes.

In the beginning, burnout often feels like moving in the right direction. You’re chasing your goals. You’re working towards success. Your flame is burning strong and you’re full of energy. The future seems bright.

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Article: “Self-Care Is Not Optional.”

“When facing down an overwhelming task, we’re typically told to break it into smaller, more easily managed pieces. When writing a book, for example, we might start with a single statement, giving us just enough insight and motivation to begin brainstorming the main characters. … The biggest mistake we make in this process, however, is laboring under the delusion that 100 small tasks take less effort than one large task.”

From Self-Care Is Not Optional.