How to Resist Burnout Culture, Seven Days a Week
We live in a culture where working to the point of burnout is often a point of pride. But burnout can cause us tremendous physical, psychological, and spiritual damage. Fortunately, we have many religious and secular resources to help us set limits on work and orient our lives toward what matters most to us. In this conversation with Rabbi Felicia Sol, author Jonathan Malesic will diagnose our burnout culture and suggest how we might resist it within our communities.
Jonathan Malesic is a writer and former theology professor whose essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, The New Republic, Chronicle of Higher Education, The Point, Hedgehog Review, America, Commonweal, and elsewhere. He has appeared on Anderson Cooper Full Circle, NPR’s All Things Considered, The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos, and many other podcasts and radio shows. His book, The End of Burnout: Why Work Drains Us and How to Build Better Lives, was recently published by University of California Press.