Breaking Through Creative Burnout

CreativePro Magazine issue 15 coverThis article appeared in Issue 15 of CreativePro Magazine.

Although creative burnout is remarkably common, people often suffer through it in quiet solitude. Perhaps you have hesitated to seek help because you feel ashamed, as though you have failed somehow by no longer being as passionate about the work as you used to be. Perhaps you fear that your career has peaked and you can never regain your verve. Perhaps you are experiencing a crippling sense of powerlessness.

But creative burnout is not a sign of failure, ineptitude, or weakness—it is a sign of misalignment and fatigue.

And it is not permanent. You can change your situation. . . . .

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Maya P. Lim works at the intersection of design and writing to share ideas and spark curiosity. Her work has appeared in CreativePro, PRINT, HOW, Design Observer, and Adobe Create, among other publications. Say hello on Twitter @MayaPLim and at