How to Bounce Back From Burnout

Katie Critelli
ILLUMINATION
Published in
9 min readOct 22, 2023

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Why your stress response breaks down — and how to find your energy and joy again

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About five years ago on my way home from work in New York City, I realized I was exhausted.

But it wasn’t normal exhaustion. No matter how much sleep I got or how many espressos I drank, I barely had the energy to stand up for my 20 minute commute. I was tired down to my bones.

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Katie Critelli
ILLUMINATION

I help people discover more pleasure, joy, and vitality in life. Find me here: https://www.find-your-spark.com/