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Fried and Burned Out with Cait Donovan

Burned Out? Fried? 

“I’ve done the thing, I’ve arrived… why do I feel so terrible?” This is the question my guest, Cait Donovan, spent almost seven years asking herself and working to get to the root of.

Why did she feel exhausted all the time? Resentful of people asking her to do things? And mad at people she loved? 

Was it burnout? 

She’d heard of burnout affecting nurses, hospital workers, and corporate workers, but not someone who’d done their own thing and built their own business. 

Cait Donovan made it her full-time job to heal from her burnout and figure out what to do with what she was feeling. In today’s episode, she shares what she did to start her journey towards feeling NOURISHED again and how she helps others do the same. 

In our conversation about burnout, Cait Donovan and Emily Aborn talk about: 

  • The internal and external causes of burnout 

  • What the signs of burnout are (and what they aren’t!) 

  • Whether or not you need to quit your job or close your business to recover and heal 

  • How long the burnout recovery process takes 

  • Why being positive can be toxic when you’re burned out and what to do instead

  • How to use your resentment as a superpower and the valuable information it can provide for moving forward

  • What to do if you “suck” at relaxing 

  • And more! 

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Cait Donovan is a Keynote speaker, one of New York City’s leading burnout experts, host of “Fried – The Burnout Podcast,” and author of the book “The Bouncebackability Factor“. Her creative burnout recovery solutions have been featured on podcasts and online magazines such as “Forbes”, “NPR,” “Thrive Global,” and “The New York Post”. Cait and her husband spent 12 years living in Europe, but now make their home in New Jersey. When Cait is not speaking or coaching on burnout, you can find her with her husband and pup outside: hiking, rowing, golfing, or cross-country skiing.

About the Host, Emily Aborn Content Writer, Podcaster, and Founder of She Built This 

Emily Aborn is a Content Writer for women entrepreneurs, Podcast Host of Content with Character, Podcast Host of the TOP Women Entrepreneur podcast She Built This, and Founder of She Built This, a community for women entrepreneurs and professionals. She’s been an entrepreneur since 2014 and has experience in running brick-and-mortar as well as online businesses. She’s worked with over 92 different industries and loves helping those with a big mission increase their visibility, connect with their clients, and bring their dreams and visions to life. For fun, Emily enjoys nerdy word games and puzzles, reading, listening to podcasts like they’re going outta’ style, and tromping about in the woods with her husband, Jason, and their dog, Clyde. 

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