How to combat creative burnout
Your camera grows heavy in your grasp. Color palettes begin to bleed into each other. Fonts all begin to look the same. If you can relate to any one of these feelings, you are not alone. Burnout is an ever-looming threat for today’s creators, many of whom face growing demands and fewer barriers between work and home life. Defined by feelings of physical and mental exhaustion, this occupational hazard is hardly unique to the creative industry. In a 2021 survey conducted by McKinsey & Co. and, 42 percent of women and 35 percent of men reported feeling burned out “often” or “almost always”. Creative professionals aren’t the only ones burned out. Unlike professions such as health care or social work, however, burnout often carries a stigma when it comes to the fields of photography, design, and other professions dismissed by many...
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