From Burnout to Balance

From Burnout to Balance

“From Burnout to Balance” was one of the early titles of our new book. We didn’t end up choosing it for lots of reasons, mostly because it was already a book title on burnout, but we knew it was going to be crucial to our main argument.

In America especially, we live in a culture that values and rewards burnout. Hard work, hyper productivity, and exhaustion are all considered traits of the wildly successful and most impactful people in society. In our book, “The Culture of Burnout,” available now on Amazon, we argue that this culture is damaging and harmful.

From our perspective, we need to move from a culture of burnout to a culture of balance. Hence, the idea of from burnout to balance. We know too many people who have worked themselves into bad health (mental and physical) over their belief that hard work makes them a good person. We’ve had so many people tell us their stories of burnout and shared its negative impact on their lives.

If we are all starting to accept that burnout is bad, what’s the alternative? From all the research we did for the book, we arrived at the idea that we need to build a culture of balance. What does this look like? And perhaps, more importantly, how do we get there?

A culture of balance looks like a place where people are valued not as human doings but as human beings. Where we can see value in rest, joy, and reconnecting with others. The much harder question to answer is how we get there. It’s going to take a lot of work. Getting from burnout to balance means we have to rethink the way we value work and people. It means we need to listen more and ask more questions, of ourselves and others. What it really means is nothing short of a dramatic reimagining of how we live and work together.

It sounds like a steep hill to climb, and we’re not going to lie, it is. But what is the alternative? We can’t keep going the way we’ve been going. People are sick and dying from overwork. We believe balance is the answer and we explain how we get there in the book.

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