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What To Do When You're Burnt Out, Exhausted And Ready For A Giant Nap

What To Do When You're Burnt Out, Exhausted And Ready For A Giant Nap
Sometimes we are just so fucking tired. If you feel overwhelmed, sometimes on a day-to-day basis, you're not alone. This week, we're talking about burnout: being exhausted and overwhelmed. If we constantly feel behind, is it about us personally, or the pace of our lifestyle?

Raise your hand if you've told yourself, "I'll just get past this busy season and then it will be calmer." Is it ever calmer? Not really. The truth is, another busy season is always on its way.

Entrepreneurs have an early bird mindset. We're constantly chasing new opportunities, even when we already have enough on our plate. It's easy to think our career success is solely based on how often we work, how quickly we respond and how many hours we put in. Unluckily for us, that leads straight to one thing: burnout, featuring a long emotional night at our desk with a pint of ice cream.

Times of stress don't come in seasons. Instead of constantly trying to push through, racing toward a non-existent, calm horizon, how can we learn to manage our workloads without burning out?

Carter Beats The Devil

Carter Beats The Devil

Carter Beats The Devil
Carter Beats the Devil is a sweet, smoky tequila drink that will make you crave a side of chips and salsa. Considered a modern Bay Area classic, this cocktail shakes things up with Thai chili tincture and Espolòn Reposado Tequila. Word of warning, this drink is a tad spicy–go easy on the chili tincture if you prefer a slightly smoother experience.


  • 1/2 oz. Mayalen Joven Mezcal
  • 1 1/2 oz. Epsolòn Reposado Tequila
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. agave nectar
  • 10-20 drops Chili tincture


To make the chili tincture:

  1. Fill a 1 qt. container with stemless Thai chilis and fill to the brim with blanc agricole rhum.
  2. Let steep for two weeks, tasting on occasion to make sure the mix doesn’t get too spicy.
  3. Strain out the chilis.
  4. Fill a bitters bottle with the tincture to serve.

To make the drink:

  1. Shake the ingredients together with ice and strain into a glass.
  2. Garnish with a lime twist.

Recipe via Imbibe.

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