Healing the brain I fried — lessons from a year of burnout recovery

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Feeling tired, overwhelmed or stressed? What about irritable or forgetful? Do you feel like you’re the battery of an old smartphone that never really charges to 100% anymore, even overnight? If any of these seem uncomfortably familiar, you might be on the path to burnout. Been there, done that and there was definitely no T-shirt — just a darkness that had become my new

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Behavioral scientist — specialised in cultural psychology, interested in behavioral design. Side interests: dogs and ADHD.

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Elina Halonen

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Behavioral scientist — specialised in cultural psychology, interested in behavioral design. Side interests: dogs and ADHD.

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