Julia Chesbrough on burnout

Julia and I had a fantastic chat last week, and we’re planning on having her on the podcast next week. I love her thinking on being a designer in today’s world, and making sure you’re taking care of your mind and body.

Perfectionism also showed up in my body. When I was at the height of my burnout, I had chronic, searing neck pain, stomach aches, and mood swings. 

Sometimes I’ve noticed that when I’m having a hard time with functioning, that it might mean I’m not listening to where my head is at with things. 

All of this came to a head when I decided to quit Spotify. It wasn’t just one event, but a series of long insufferable moments that lead to my decision. When I quit, I had no backup plan.

Julia’s just kicked off her newsletter with her own thoughts on being a freelance designer. Alas it doesn’t have a web link, but I highly encourage you to subscribe if this is your kind of thing.