Reflections on Balance and Burnout through Adventure Sports
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I was surprised to hear the author admit to finding herself in the same toxic burnout cycle on her fun, adventurous sabbatical as she did in her work life. Hmm ...
I learned a similar lesson when leaving my stable hospital position for nine months of traveling overseas. The stress, burnout and loss I walked away from ended up following me on every beautiful experience, coloring everything I saw and felt for months. What did I learn? Patterns of behavior and old feelings/traumas don’t just magically go away ... not even when you’re on vacation. They accompany you until you do the work to release them.
So let’s get to work!
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