We all want to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Doing so should bring meaning and fulfillment into our lives, as well as motivate and inspire us to do more. This is what we expect when we make purposeful work the focus of our career.
Unfortunately, many of us in the social good and development sector experience the opposite instead — burnout.
In my first post, I talked about my personal experience with burnout and identified some of the warning signs that can surface. Recognizing the red flags is just the first part of the equation, albeit a critical part which, admittedly, took me several years and a hospital visit or two to figure out. My hope is for you to learn from my experience and have your wake-up call and recovery more quickly.