Everyday Talent Podcast

Ep.6 My experience of burnout as a creative and how I recovered

June 12, 2022 Betty Xie Episode 6
Everyday Talent Podcast
Ep.6 My experience of burnout as a creative and how I recovered
Show Notes

As a creative, I know how important it is to stay inspired, but sometimes, even the best of us get hit with creative burnout. It's not something that you can just shake off or ignore—it's real.  So how do you keep your creative light burning? In this episode, I will walk you through my personal journey of overcoming burnout, what I have learned from this experience and how we can really take care of ourselves while following our dreams and pursuing our passion. 

Key highlights of this episode 

  • My personal experience of burnout and how I recovered from it 
  • Four phases of burnout that I learned from my personal journey 
  • Lessons I learned in nurturing my relationship with creativity 
  • I also share the steps I take to manage my creative career in more sustainable ways 
  • And how building trust and confidence in giving yourself space can create new possibilities and breakthroughs in your creative career. 

Key Takeaways:

  • When we look for quick-fixes but not really address the root cause, we will only end up repeating the cycle of burnout. 
  • Listen to your body and watch out for those signs that you're probably expressing a burnout and immediately give yourself some grace to bounce back from that to avoid having massive burnout. 

Trigger warning: if you're experiencing burnout, listening to content about burnout can be triggering. Please take care of yourself and seek the support of mental health professionals if needed. 

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The Everyday Talent Podcast is produced by Betty Xie and Benice Detoon.