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.
Amelia Nagoski is a conductor with a DMA in conducting from the University of Connecticut. An assistant professor and coordinator of music at Western New England university, she regularly presents educational sessions discussing application of communications science and psychological research for audiences of other professional musicians, including ‘Beyond Burnout Prevention: Embodied Wellness for Conductors’.