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Burnout and Overwhelm

Burnout and Overwhelm
When you start to plan a podcast episode and your first sentence is, “I don’t know what day it is,” you know you’ve got a bit of a burnout problem. And when you don’t have time to enjoy the things you normally enjoy, you also know something needs to change. Yet that’s where many professionals — ourselves included — find themselves. This episode, we’re talking about burnout and overwhelm and digging into their root causes.

Burnout often comes in waves — so to prepare, we need to have tools ready to counteract the feelings of stress and anxiety when they hit. Being overwhelmed and experiencing burnout is a toxic duo that weighs down all professionals from time to time. To cope, we often go on autopilot hoping we’ll overcome these stressors over a few weeks or months; but this isn’t an adequate long-term solution. These feelings surpass the general sense of busyness, and have the potential to spread into all areas of our lives.

So, what can we do about it? Does anyone really know how to get out of a burnout cycle? Is there a solution in sight? We may not have a singular, magical answer, but we have some strategies for addressing general feelings of overwhelm. Join us as we discuss our own experiences with combating burnout.

Love in a Glass

Love in a Glass

Love in a Glass
If you’re in the mood for a boozy dessert with a kick to get you out of a burnout cycle, you’ll fall in love with this cocktail. This rich, mocha-flavored martini is a tasty treat to sip on while you organize your life. If you make this in the evening, we recommend considering switching to decaf. But if you need a boost of energy like we sure do, a little regular espresso goes a long way.


  • 1 1/2 oz. Svedka vanilla vodka
  • 1 1/2 oz. Chocolate syrup or Nutella
  • 1 oz. espresso or coffee
  • 2 1/2 oz. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Coffee beans, to garnish


  1. Brew your favorite brand of espresso or coffee to your liking.
  2. Add the coffee, vodka, chocolate syrup, and heavy whipping cream shaker filled with ice and shake until well-chilled. The longer you shake, the frothier it will be.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Garnish with coffee beans and enjoy.

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