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Break(through) Burnout: How Stopping the Busyness Forced Me to Be Honest With My Whole Self

Break(through) Burnout: How Stopping the Busyness Forced Me to Be Honest With My Whole Self

When you don’t have a relationship with your whole self — an authentic, deep, intimate relationship — it’s easy to have external messages pose as your internal voice. Burying my emotional self seemed like a defense against getting hurt but in reality it left me exposed to every hurt possible. You can’t protect your boundaries when you don’t know what they are and you can’t define boundaries without knowing who you are.