Conquering Burnout is a newsletter about Burnout Awareness, Prevention and Recovery.
I’m writing and posting about burnout and its related themes: stress, nutrition, lifestyle, mindset and psychology, passion and purpose, well-being, and mental health.
I’m offering Information, Tools, and Inspiration about Burnout Awareness, Prevention, and Recovery through my knowledge, first-hand experience, compassion, and holistic approach to health and well-being.
My ultimate goal is to illuminate the topic of burnout, help you to become aware of it, prevent it and recover from it if you've been suffering from it.
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I first burned out in 2017 when I was 21. It was during my last season as a professional volleyball player and I was putting myself and my body under too much - both physically and mentally. Consequently, my body crashed and I burned out. My health broke and my world fell apart. I was miserable and depleted, sometimes also quite anxious and depressed. At times I thought I was dying and that I’d never regain my health again.
But all challenges in life come with an opportunity to grow: they come with an invitation to learn about ourselves and start living differently.
At first I found my burnout as a course. I looked at my peers envying their energy, good health and well-being. In difficult times I went into victim mode and blamed the universe that it had happened to me. I also blamed myself since “I should’ve known better”. I wished that burnout would have never happened so I could be “normal”.
But later on, I started to realize that burnout didn’t happen to me - it happened for me. It was an invitation to build a new, better me.
My Healing Journey
My burnout in late 2017 put me on a journey to figure out what were the main causes behind my burnout, how to heal myself, how to regain my health and build a new, better, and stronger me.
And as my health was getting better, I slowly started to realize that my burnout was a blessing. It was an opportunity for me to reinvent my life: to leave behind things that wouldn’t serve me and my purpose in life and start living differently.
The topic of burnout has become a big passion and purpose in my life. I’ve accumulated a lot of knowledge from my own research, from other people dealing with fatigue, exhaustion, and burnout, from the coaches and experts I worked with, and from my own personal exploration and experience dealing with fatigue, exhaustion, and burnout.
And now I’m sharing my knowledge with you. With Conquering Burnout, I’m taking you on a journey of understanding burnout, discovering how to conquer it and how to become a “burnaut”: a person who has traveled through the burnout, learned from it and conquered it.
If you’re dealing with any of the issues described above and you feel a small voice inside of you that is telling you there’s more to your life than the place you’re currently in and the condition you’re currently dealing with, know that you’re not alone.
Join me along the journey of overcoming and conquering burnout!
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