Writing

Why Do Creative People Burn Out?


Burning out? As A Writer or at Any Job? Excellent Article on Learning to Set Limits!

A Writer's Path

Burnout

by Meg Dowell

Creativity is, in many ways, like magic. We start crafting something out of nothing and, suddenly, the whole world looks and feels different. We can do anything. We can BE anything.

This line of thinking has its downsides. It implies that, because we are creative, because we have moments when we feel invincible and unstoppable, we don’t need to slow down. We don’t need to rest. And this just isn’t the case. I’ve learned that the hard way. Perhaps you have, too, and that’s why you’re here.

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