In their ground-breaking book Burnout, Emily and Amelia Nagoski reveal that completing the ‘stress cycle’ is the most effective way to avoid burnout and emotional exhaustion. Physical activity is one way to do this, but the following extract shows there are several other ways to complete the cycle to release your stress.
In their ground-breaking book Burnout, Emily and Amelia Nagoski explain why women experience burnout differently than men - and provide a simple, science-based plan to minimize stress, manage emotions and live a more joyful life. In this extract, they discuss ‘patriarchy blindness’ and how its two components make women constantly feel like they’re not good enough.
Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski are identical twins with doctorates in opposite fields. One a scientist, the other a musician, both are teachers and writers who approach wellbeing from the perspectives of research and practical experience. Emily Nagoski is the New York Times bestselling author of Come As You Are. She has a PhD in Health Behavior with a minor in Human Sexuality from Indiana University, and a MS in Counseling, also from IU, including a clinical internship at the Kinsey Institute Sexual Health Clinic. She has been a sex educator for twenty years and currently works as the inaugural Director of Wellness Education at Smith College.