Hey, fried knowledge worker. Exhale. You've come to the right place.
The pace of work and the disaster that is our world makes you feel like you can't even. I get it. I'm right there with you as a fellow corporate employee.
If you're like me, you've been led to believe that to get away from burnout at work you must (finally) escape the corporate world.
But this isn't the right path for all. And I know that people who leave a corporate job still struggle with burnout. There are countless good reasons to stay in a corporate job (benefits, a team, stability, predictable income, resources, structure, and accountability). But yes, I'll be the first to admit, companies are not at all wired to solve the problem of burnout.
This is how it plays out at most companies:
Companies and leadership have an important role to play in ending burnout at work. I focus on them in other areas of my work.
But here, it's all about you. Whether you identify it as burnout, languishing, fatigue, unmotivation, or a general feeling of blah. I get it. I was there for close to a year barely able to send out an email each day.
But you're not helpless. You don't need to throw your hands up and hope (pray?) your leaders will wake up.
I spent two years discovering hard-won strategies I still use every day in my corporate job (and outside of it) to play defense against my job and keep burnout firmly on the sideline.
I share how I work without burnout in my two newsletters, Sustain and How I Quit Burnout 📫
Here's my essential starter pack of strategies to get you on the path to quitting burnout without leaving your corporate job:
Make work, work
Build your boundaries
Unprogram your wellness
How to create an anti-burnout culture (for HR and people leaders)
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These articles are just the tip of the iceberg. There's so much more I share every week in my newsletters on how to downsize your relationship with work and quit burnout
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