5 Lessons I Learned From Burning Out At 27

Marta Brzosko
Big Self
Published in
8 min readOct 10, 2019


Illustration by the author.

Do you suspect you’re close to burning out?

Are you often tired, but finding it hard to give yourself permission for a break?

Have you felt overwhelmed with work recently, but decided to ignore it for the sake of personal success?

These are all wake-up calls. Signs that you most likely need to stop — or at least, to slow down.