Burnout: The Secret To Unlocking The Stress Cycle by Emily Nagorski

Rating: 2/5

“The moral of the story is: We thrive when we have a positive goal to move toward, not just a negative state we’re trying to move away from.”

I have mixed feelings about self-help books as I find that some of them can be a little preachy and while I did like the material covered in book, it did feel that way at times. I am finishing up my master’s degree and will be going into counseling field shortly after so I have been reading up on burnout quite a bit and I found this book while searching for self-help books. Since Emily Nagorski’s is well known in the counseling field, I thought that this book would be focused in that area and I was wrong. Seeing the title, I was anticipating that this book would be about burnout and how we can handle stress in our daily lives and what we can to combat it but I was wrong. While the book does provide information that can be useful and other parts were about feminism and patriarchy that I felt had no relevance. in the book. Look, I love reading about feminism and patriarchy but if the title of the book is about stress and burnout then that’s what I want. With that being said, I felt like this book was a little all over the place and I would’ve loved more of a focus on burnout and how we can as women fix that and do better with helping others do the same.

So, aside from that I probably wouldn’t recommend this unless you want to check it out on your own and see for yourself. I wish it was different because I was actually looking forward to it.

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