I had my camera set up, batteries charged, two videos planned, and all I had to do was press record. But I couldn’t do it. I had hit the wall. I had burnt out.

For awhile before this, I had been thinking about taking a break. But this scared me. All of my progress up until that point stemmed from consistent effort, and taking time off felt like failure to me. So I hesitated and kept pushing through, hoping I’d get my excitement and drive back.

But I didn’t. And instead my symptoms of burnout got worse and worse until I felt physically ill as well as exhausted. And then, one day, my body finally said: enough.

Listen to my burnout story here. You can watch the video version on YouTube, or listen to the audio version below. Thanks for listening!

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Podcast Show Notes

Creator burnout is real, and it’s pervasive. Join me in a discussion of YouTube burnout, and of the lessons I’ve learned from my own recent experience of burnout as a content creator.

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