Most people are abusive towards themselves. They hold themselves to ridiculous —often unattainable — standards and place themselves under tremendous pressure to over-achieve in every facet of life while continuously beating themselves up for not being super-human.
Depression is a dark beast and if the recent spate of suicides in the media by people seemingly in a place of enviable success, wealth and social standing – Avicii, Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade are enough to remind us that Depression doesn’t discriminate. Having survived depression for many years, I finally began to reorient my lifestyle to preempt these downward spirals that end in the painful depths of darkness.
Busy while dangerously flirting on the edge of burnout?
Burnout is a serious problem, and the less you take care of yourself, the more likely it is to occur. And seen as you have no intention in slowing down I thought I would weigh in with a few self-care tips to help ensure you don’t end up completely screwed and wanting to blow your brains out as you become more agitated with the universe for not keeping its part in your plea bargain.
Many digital nomads start out with this grand vision for a life on the road surrounded by coconuts and palm trees, with little to no stress. While excess stress is undoubtedly one of the driving forces behind such a decision, the stress on the other side is just as real as that left behind.