Clarity Blog

March 15, 2022



I recently reached out to a friend who is a mental health practitioner asking for some books to read concerning finding joy in life, relationships and work again. As we all thaw from the craziness of 2020 and 2021, I found myself literally frozen in moments where all I could muster was work, a little exercise and too much Netflix. I found myself disconnected from life in a way that scared me and also left me little joy. Finding joy has become one of my mantras for 2022 and it has begun with a very wonderful book about burnout called….BURNOUT: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle (by Emily Nagoski, PhD and Amelia Nagoski, DMA).

Although this book is written by and for women in particular, I think anyone who struggles with burnout would benefit for some of the lessons in this very easy and quick read. So how do you know if you’re struggling with burnout? The authors list 4 “clues” that I found very helpful to keep in mind and to recognize the need the recharge:

The big takeaways from this book for me were the following:

For anyone who is feeling burnout I highly recommend this book and at the very least have more self-compassion, set boundaries and get your body moving. Life is hard. For everyone. Be nice to yourself… treat yourself like you would your best friend’s kid. Namaste.

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