The Inforium
The Inforium
Thomas Frank and Martin Boehme
Can We Do Anything About Burnout? (Ep. 247)
1 hour 11 minutes Posted Jan 21, 2019 at 4:00 am.
The problem with optimizing everything
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Why we keep putting off tasks that don't directly relate to our brand
The expectation that we have that we need to always be working
Doing something just for the fun of it and worrying less
Conclusion
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With so many obligations and to-do lists hanging over our heads, it's easy to fall victim to burnout. Can we escape it, or is this just how it has to be?
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Things mentioned in this episode:
Thomas’ Productivity course on Skillshare
BuzzFeed News's How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation article
How to Deal with Student Burnout
Starbucked, by Taylor Clark
Deep Work, by Cal Newport
Mark Manson's Screw Finding Your Passion article
Hank Green's What is Burnout? video
John Green's On Burning Resentment video
Stop Trying to "Find Your Passion"
So Good They Can't Ignore You, by Cal Newport
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