The way out of burnout (2016)

In this web content, the author discusses the predicament of burnout and the difficulties of “just doing nothing”. The author highlights the cultural disdain for inactivity and the constant pressure to be productive. They suggest that external solutions, such as reducing working hours and engaging in relaxing activities like yoga and meditation, can help alleviate burnout to some extent. However, for severe cases with psychological roots, psychoanalysis may be necessary. Psychotherapy sessions can provide mental activity without a purpose and help individuals discover their vulnerabilities and ingrained habits of overworking. The author encourages readers to challenge societal norms and consider what kind of life would be worth living.

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