Overwhelm vs. Burnout


Hi Brooke & Team, first of all, thanks for your absolutely stunning program and support, I couldn’t be more delighted to be in scholars! Now my question: I am struggling to tell the difference between overwhelm and burnout, pushing myself too hard and not being stimulated enough, giving up and taking a necessary rest. In the corresponding podcasts, you identify overwhelm by the feeling of “I don’t know where to start”, “I am confused”, “I do much and achieve little” – but could that not be a sign of burnout as well? For background, I am a freelance journalist with a very specific niche, I gross about 150 to 250K, depending on the year, and am constantly torn between the feeling of needing to take a break and not realizing my potential. Would be happy to hear your thoughts on this. Thank you so much!