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Burnout: It’s Not Just You, It’s Everyone, and You Should Talk about It
Use this curated list of books, articles, and videos as a starting point for your conversations and actions to combat burnout.
Remember that burnout affects everyone differently and to varying degrees. Recognizing and addressing burnout can lead to a fuller and healthier work, home, and social life.
Please feel free to make recommendations, ask questions, or leave comments: Thomas Jonte, email@example.com
Top Picks - Printed Material
Everyone will take away something different from each title, but these three were the basis for this research and helped to set the foundation for this topic.
Burnout by Emily Nagoski; Amelia Nagoski
"With insights from the latest science, prescriptive advice, and helpful worksheets and exercises, Burnout reveals: - what you can do to complete the biological stress cycle... - how to manage the "monitor" in your brain that regulates the emotion of frustration... why rest, human connection, and befriending your inner critic are key to recovering from and preventing burnout"
Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee
"...helps us break free of our unhealthy devotion to efficiency and shows us how to reclaim our time and humanity with a little more leisure."
Work Won't Love You Back by Sarah Jaffe
"...examines this "labor of love" myth -- the idea that certain work is not really work, and therefore should be done out of passion instead of pay. Told through the lives and experiences of workers in various industries... Jaffe reveals how all of us have been tricked into buying into a new tyranny of work."
Motivational/Creativity & Physical and Mental Health
Beating Burnout at Work by Paula Davis
"Davis offers an actionable method to help leaders create cultures of well-being and resilience in their organizations."
Can't Even by Anne Helen Petersen
"An incendiary examination of burnout in millennials-the cultural shifts that got us here, the pressures that sustain it, and the need for drastic change"
I'm So Effing Tired by Amy Shah
"A guide to conquering burnout and increasing your energy from a leading medical doctor and nutrition expert"
I Didn't Do the Thing Today by Madeleine Dore
"I Didn't Do the Thing Today is the inspiring call to take productivity off its pedestal--by dismantling our comparison to others, aspirational routines, and the unrealistic notions of what can be done in a day, we can finally embrace the joyful messiness and unpredictability of life"
Make Time for Creativity by Brandon Stosuy
"Author Brandon Stosuy taps into a diverse network of working artists to provide perspective on how creativity can be prioritized among the other demands on your time."
The Mindbody Prescription by John E. Sarno
"Explains how many common health problems are created by, and can be cured by, the mind; includes information on how emotions stimulate the brain to produce physical symptoms, how Tension Myositis Syndrome causes back, neck, shoulder, and limb pain, how repressed emotions can lead to pain, and other related topics."
Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
"Matt Haig's accessible and life-affirming memoir of his struggle with depression, and how his triumph over the illness taught him to live"
There are dozens and dozens of great articles on burnout, the causes, the solutions, and to specific types of burnout. These are just a few of the more popular articles on burnout in general, in academia, and related to libraries.