Anything Goes with Emma Chamberlain

Emma prefers to share her thoughts with a microphone rather than a physical human being, so thank god she has a podcast. Recorded from the comfort of her bed, Emma talks at length about whatever is on her mind every week. Anything really does go on this podcast. Sometimes philosophy, sometimes a random story from 10 years ago, sometimes advice, and sometimes nothing at all. You never know what you are going to get, but that’s what keeps it interesting. New episodes every Thursday.



Thu, 30 Apr 2020 10:00

We’ve all had that feeling of being burnt out: your brain is fried, you’re unmotivated, and you’re physically and mentally exhausted. Emma’s been there too. Whether it’s from school, YouTube, friendships, or life in general. She gets deep and personal on how to deal with burnout of all kinds, and how you can use it to come back better than ever. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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I think we first need to talk about how I'm doing, just to give you guys a little bit of context as to why my voice is a little bit shaky, like I'm kind of a mess. I'm not sure if quarantine has gotten to me or if I just was due for a little panic attack, but last night I had. One of the craziest panic attacks I've ever had. I won't get into like much of it because just not interesting. Like, that's just like, not fun to talk about. But I was sitting on my kitchen counter with my mom and I just like. Had this panic attack and I was like, I've never freaked out the way I freaked out. Last night. And so it's definitely taking a little bit of a toll on me today. Like if you've ever had a panic attack, you know how like the next day you just feel? Heavy and so tired and my face is so swollen my eyes cannot open all the way. Like I don't know what is wrong, but guess what? This podcast is therapy for me in a sense. And so. This will make me feel better, so **** it. We're here to party today. Get over what happened yesterday. Who cares? It's time to. Let loose. And enjoy each other's company. So today we're going to be talking about burning out, or some say burnout, whatever. For those of you that don't know what burning out means, it's basically when you overwork yourself and then you can't do anything properly. I guess that's. I don't know if that's the right definition. It's when you overwork yourself and become kind of uninspired. So that's burnout. This happens to me a lot, and it has happened to me a lot throughout my life, not even just since I started YouTube, but like, I've always burned myself out because I'm the type of person that. When I have a task, I like to complete it like all in one sitting. I don't like to complete things over a period of time. So in school that would be given a project, I'd finish it all in one day. Or with the YouTube video, I sometimes feel like I need to finish it all in one day or else it's eating at my mind. When I'm not working on it, like when I'm not working on it. And so I try to finish everything all in one sitting and I usually overdo it, like I tend to like work on things for too long and then I freak out. Like I know why I freak out, you know? But I want to talk about it and give some advice on how I avoid it and just have an overall discussion about it, because I think. Although burnout for me now is more YouTube related, I've been dealing with this my whole life and I think it's conversation that's good to have. I know a lot of Youtubers have talked about this, but I thought might as well take my own little. Spin on it. Take my own, take a spit. What is that phrase? I'm a little bit. Fried. Not high. I'm not high. That's not what I'm saying. I'm saying I'm like fried, as in like my brain just feels like kind of ****** **. I wish you guys could see me right now. My eyes look so funny because they were like so swollen that it looks like my, it looks like I have pink eye in both my eyes, which honestly could be true. I could just be having pink eye. More on that later. I am really off topic so. Let's start out with the first time I felt burnt out, it was in school, especially sophomore year. I was taking four honors classes. Which is basically at my school. You couldn't take. It was like, I don't know how it worked, whatever. I was taking honors classes. Four of them. And. I was obsessed with the thought of college at the time. And so. I was just working myself to the bone every single day. Like spending 8 hours a day on homework doing sports at the same time. All of that. Studying constantly and like I was always burnout. Like I was always like on the brink of tears at all times. During that time I didn't want to be doing what I was doing like ever. Like I was working that hard, but I felt like I was doing it for nothing. Kind of was not really, but it didn't end up using whatever. I just never took a break. I never took a break. Not one day in the whole school year did I take a break. Not even during the summer, because then I was doing summer reading. It was like I never got a break. And it drove me ******* insane. Like it literally drove me crazy and. I was constantly burnt out. And in school, when you're burned out, it's not like, oh, I can take a break if I want to because I make my own schedule. It's like, no, you have to keep going. And that's what's really tough about it, and that's why. You kind of need to cure your own burnout while simultaneously doing the work at school, which is really tough. I never personally figured it out because by the time. I was out of school. I still hadn't figured it out. I'm going to try to give my past self some advice and maybe you guys can use. Don't take as many hard classes if you can't handle it. That was just stupid. Don't do as many sports if you can't handle it. That was stupid. Don't know why I did that. And. If you don't finish your homework by 1:00 AM, go to sleep. I should have just done that. Would my grades have suffered a little bit? But would I have had a happier life? Yes. So. That's what I would have done in retrospect. And I mean, now I know that when you're all wrapped up in school in the moment, you think that it's the only thing that matters. And that if you don't get into the best college and you don't do this and you don't do that, that you're a failure. But actually none of that **** matters. And really, what matters is. The relationships with people in your life and. That's it. That's literally the only thing that matters is your relationship with yourself and with others. Nothing else matters. Money. Grades. All of that ****. All of that is obviously something that affects your life. But at the end of the day, if you don't have. People that you love in your life. And you don't love yourself. Then none of that **** matters. And like grades, they just don't matter. Do your best, don't not do it, but just do your best. And if that means straight C's, it means straight C's. **** it. You're still gonna have a great life regardless of what college you go to. I think so many people are so stressed out about college, and that can cause school burnout because you're putting all this pressure on yourself to, like, go to some amazing college that, like, looks really good on a piece of paper and maybe would even be a fun experience. Who knows? But like, you could also have a amazing time at a different college that was reasonable for you to get into that you didn't have to break your back getting into. So. That's that. What does it really take to make in New York City when you're young? The come up is a new freeform docu reality series on Hulu. It follows 6 ambitious creative 20 somethings in NYC as they break the status quo and take up all the space. 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I don't know why I just said that, and it made me have like an existential crisis about. Like the fact that like it I've. I don't know why that just made me like have like a weird deep shower thought just now when I said that I'm a YouTuber because I like forget sometimes, even though I like do it everyday, all day, everyday. But like sometimes you forget what you're doing in your life. Like I feel like I kind of forget. Like I just float through everything sometimes and I like forget what I'm doing if that makes sense. And then it just kind of like dawned on me. I just thought about it and that was weird. Anyway, I've been having a lot of those types of thoughts recently and they kind of freaked me out where I like. Really deeply think about something that like is really. Obvious in mundane. But like, I never put thought towards it and then it like freaks me out because I never actually think about it or give it any. Mental real estate. And then I freak out. Does that make sense? Whatever. So. I've been trying to figure out why Youtubers get so burnt out, and I think it's simply because there's no there's no end insight. It's always the next video. It's always. Trying to figure out what's next. There's no, like, summer vacation. It's like a job. It's like, I mean, obviously it's like a real job. Where you. I mean, I don't like to call that. I think that's so ******* stupid. But I'm saying, like for people who have jobs. Like there are like 9 to fives. It's a similar situation because it's like there's no summer break. Maybe there is sometimes that's about, I don't know what I'm talking about. That's kind of a bad comparison, but like. There's no break, you just have to. Keep going every single week and. Giving yourself a break is like, not. Acceptable in the YouTube community. Like, people are always like, so judgmental of people who take a break, of people who take a break. Sorry to voice crack they don't like. That's not that's considered lazy. Like, if you decide to take a break on YouTube, you know people will be like, oh, you're so lazy. Like, why are you taking a break? Well, this is if you don't announce it. I used to take breaks literally once every two weeks. Like a year and a half ago on YouTube. And I wasn't like announcing my breaks. I would just take a break because I needed it. And I was going through things, but every comment I would get would be like you're so lazy, like you don't even work hard anymore. And. It would then force me to overwork myself in a sense, to like prove those comments wrong in a sense. But then that would in turn make me even more burnt out, and then I'd need to take another two weeks off because I just could not do it, I just could not do it. Mentally, I would crack if I tried because I was. Burnt out and I can't even explain the feeling. It's just like it's like you could not physically, emotionally do something if you even tried because you're so burnt out that you can't even do it. If you even started to do whatever your task is, you would just, you would have to stop because you can't do it. That's what burnout is for me. And I would feel like that with YouTube and like my content was suffering in a sense like my videos were not as good. Because I was forcing myself. To be in it, and I wasn't. At the time, and that was normal, but because all the comments were telling me that it wasn't normal, that I wasn't uploading and that I was just being lazy. It made me feel so bad about myself that I would just continuously. Keep burning myself out trying to prove the last comments wrong. But then I would just get burned out again and get more of the comments and that never ended for like six months. And it was just this cycle of burnout and I was just trying to run away from that issue. By just like doing other things and trying to, like, immerse myself back into the real world a little bit. But then that wouldn't even help either. And so I was just kind of stuck in this tough spot. I think at the end of the day, the only thing you can do to cure burnout is to fix your relationship with whatever you're getting burned out about. For me with YouTube I realized that my. Workload that I was giving myself was something that was not sustainable mentally. Because I was filming. And then I would edit for like 30 hours in a week for that video, upload it and then do the whole thing over again. And I never had a free day in the week. Not to mention I wasn't sleeping. I've noticed that not sleeping really makes burnout worse. So I wasn't sleeping and I was like working every single day on YouTube videos just to get one video up a week, which is not even that many. You know? It's not even uploading as much as I would have wanted to, but because editing took me so long, I could only upload once a week. But then that made me feel bad about myself because. Some Youtubers were uploading more and then I was getting compared to them. Like Emma, why do you only upload once a week or like once every two weeks when everybody else uploads like this much? And it was just all of these words in my head, while my self-esteem was low because I felt burnt out and lazy, I felt lazy. Because everybody was saying I was lazy, but really I was just trying to fix my relationship with YouTube and so I couldn't do that as quickly because I had this background noise that I didn't know how to tune out yet and so it just would get worse and worse. What I ended up doing that truly fixed my burnout problem was I got an editor. Who's amazing? Shout out to Anderson. He's definitely not listening to this, but that man is so talented and he's literally saved my life and like made doing YouTube fun for me again and. You know, he just gets, he literally edits how I would edit anyway, and it's just so amazing. Like, you know, it took us a while. I think he's been editing for me for almost a year now and. Yeah, like almost a year now. That's crazy. And you know, it took some time to like, figure out, like to combine our editing styles, but now we have it down and he's just so great. And that's truly fixed my burnout problem. Like truly fix my burnout problem. I have not felt burnt out since. I mean maybe once or twice, but not really. I've been doing so much better. I think what I've realized is that. Letting people help you with whatever you're doing instead of trying to put it all on your own plate really helps with burnout, because feeling like you have a team of people who are riding for you and can help you with whatever you're doing, like that gives you this sense of calmness and like. Also the support you need to complete the task in a way that's not impossible. But I also started to believe that if what I was doing didn't feel impossible, I wasn't working hard enough. Like I didn't want to get an editor because I thought that I would be lazy if I got an editor when in reality I was overworking myself before without an editor. Now with an editor I think I'm working in amount that is like healthy for me, but I thought that working a healthy. Amount was lazy. I thought that the only way to work hard is to work to a point where you're ruining your own life. That is just not true. And I don't know why I was who hurt me, like I don't know why I was like that. And I still get burnt out though to this day. I know I actually had a burnout kind of recently and it really showed this time around. I had no video ideas and. I just wasn't feeling as comfortable on camera as normal. I just think I was going through a phase with my own self and my own personality and trying to kind of figure out who I was. And I was just thinking about my personal life a lot and so on camera. I just didn't have like the demeanor that I wanted. And so all my videos were coming out really bad and I hated all of them. One of them being this video where I tried to dye my hair and then I decided the bleach didn't work because I dyed my hair brown. Previously. So like the dye wasn't sticking to the hair, the bleach wasn't sticking to the hair and whatever, and then I didn't end up dying my hair. And then the whole video, like everybody said it was pointless and it's like my most disliked video. Whatever. It was funny. It was funny. In retrospect, it's fine. It was one video. We moved on, but. That was a video I created during burnout, and it got like the worst response I've ever gotten out of any video I've ever uploaded. And I think that's what's really tough about it, is that when you're burning out, a lot of times you'll create content or you'll create things in general that you're not really that proud of, but you just kind of have to keep pushing through it. And so you might upload it, you might put it out there, you might, you know, submit whatever task you're doing for, you know, I'm trying to make this relate to all scenarios, but. You might like. Make something that you're not that proud of, but I have to use it anyway. And then you might get criticism for it, and while you're in a burnout stage, that can be really tough because you're really vulnerable and emotional. And. That's what happens to me is that every time I make a good video. That I like and that people respond well to. I'm in a good place, so it's great, but then every time I make a video while I'm burnt out, I hate everybody else hates it, and then it makes everything worse. So what I've realized is. At least for my situation. If I feel burnt out, I just stop. And the way that I prevent burnout now with filming in whatever is I. Whenever I'm feeling really good. I'm feeling rested. I'm feeling happy. And I'm feeling like in a good mood, energetic. I'll film like 2 videos and get it over with, you know? So that I have two videos banked and then I'm not stressed about coming up with the idea for the next video. I'm just. I already have some there. You know what I mean? That I'm excited about and stuff like that. And that kind of prevents burnout because then I don't feel pressure. I think pressure creates burnout a lot faster as well. So that's what I do. Recently I've been doing really good although. I have been feeling a little bit burned out recently because I've been staying home. I've been struggling with coming up with video ideas that excite me that are strictly in my house. But the way that I've been avoiding that is by pre filming. And just like, you know, I had I have two videos already filmed right now, so I don't have to worry too much about my next video. And that's how I'm kind of like, I have a week to figure out what I want to fill next. You know what I mean? And that gives me. Time to work on all the other things they need to work on. Have a personal life as well and. Take my time when it comes to coming up with my next video idea, and I think that that's been creating a lot better content that I'm a lot more proud of. And to all of you who are going through burnout right now, I want to say that I get it. It is the worst feeling. But. Whenever I come out of a really ****** burnout stage, I always end up creating stuff that's better than before before. Once it's over, like it tends to kind of make me, it opens my eyes a little bit. And it makes me more motivated and next thing I know. I have like 10 ideas. That I really, really **** with. But you have to go through burnout stages to like, have those really good times where you're really motivated and you're really inspired. Which sucks. It sucks that it has to work like that. I wish it didn't, but it's normal. But I think that not a lot of people. Talk about. They're burnout in like. How it affects their self esteem and all of that. I think that people tend to sweep that under the rug, but it can really affect yourself, esteem and. You know your personal life. I know when I'm burning out, I'm I don't wanna hang out with anybody. I feel like **** about myself. Like when I look in the mirror I look worse. Like everything is bad for me when I'm burning out. But it's human and it's normal, and it might happen again in my life. It definitely will. I can almost guarantee it's going to happen to me again in my life. And when it does, I'm going to ******* get through it. You're going to ******* get through it. We're all going to get through it. And we're going to be OK. OK, so if I were to host a live radio show and I could play any music I wanted. I would honestly probably have the time of my Life OK, but I'll admit I would probably end up playing. Just sad music. I don't know what it is about me, but I love sad music, OK? And so I'd probably end up playing. A lot of sad music. Specifically for the people who are listening in the car by themselves. That want to shed a tear in a good way? Well now there is a place that I or you or anyone can host a live show. Amp is the platform that allows people to come together and create live, unfiltered radio shows with whatever music or content that they love. And this is like a real show where you can have people listening live and you can pick exactly which songs to play, and you can even have fans calling in to chat while you're on air. If I had a live show, I would definitely. Have people call in and ask me for dating advice honestly, so I think I'd have to do dating advice. You know what this actually sounds like the perfect radio show. Sad music combined with dating advice, because all of the shows on AMP are run by real people. You can tell that the playlists are authentic. A playlist generated automatically just sounds different than one that an individual is controlling based on their passions and tastes. And with 10s of millions of licensed songs to choose from, everyone will find the music that appeals to them. But it's not just music. You can have a talk show, or react to news, or riff on pop culture, and that's one of the best parts about being a podcast host. You can just riff. On whatever. Excites your mind on any given day. So download AMP today in the App Store. That's amp. Or ask Alexa to play amp. Alright, so now let's go onto the little Twitter and ask some questions. Or answer some questions about burnout. Let me find a few. First question. What's your go to activity when you're emotionally burnt out? When I'm really burnt out, I like to exercise as much as possible because I think releasing endorphins is really important for me. I work out. I try to workout once a day, every other day. Like whatever I'm feeling right now, every other day just cause. I've been feeling kind of mentally exhausted a little bit from staying home and although working out can help that sometimes I just don't have it in me and I know that I don't have it in me right now to work out every day. I know that I'm not motivated enough to do that, so I'm. I made it a goal to workout every other day and that's been working for me because. It's an attainable goal and you know, it's a great habit to have. I don't need to be working out every day. Every other day is perfect and so. That's been helping me a lot. Not only saying like, not that helps me right now, but that also helps me when I'm feeling burnt out. Is just exercising as much as possible, even just a little bit like going for a walk, anything? Like I don't. I'm not saying doing some sort of intense exercise, I'm just saying like any form of exercise at all. I don't care what it is. *******. Doing 10 pushups, I don't care like working out a little bit when you're feeling burned out really helps because number one, it makes you feel productive in another area of your life, which makes you feel a little bit more in control, which helps when you're burning out, but also it does release endorphins. So working out is a good one, but also I think. Relaxing, going on your computer, going on ******* Pinterest and scrolling through and like getting kind of inspired by other people's ideas and images? That can be really helpful. I go on Pinterest all the time for like, fashion inspiration. Cooking inspiration. Like ****. Like, not like I ******* cook, but like if I was gonna cook, I have a Pinterest board for it, but I don't cook, so I never use it. But like, if I ever wanna cook, like, it's an option because I have a Pinterest board. But I think Pinterest is really inspiring and cool because. You know, there's like a lot of cool stuff on there, and it can kind of like. Get your creative juices flowing in a different area, which can then help with your burnout. Sometimes I get ideas when I'm on Pinterest randomly because it's just like, I'll see somebody's cute outfit and I'm like, oh, I want to do a video where I. Do something with clothes, like I'll get an idea or I'll see something like a recipe and I'll be like, Oh my God, I wanna make that for cooking with them, a video, whatever. And then I get an idea from that. So that can be really inspiring and good. So those are my two activities. Somebody asked me, do you feel like you're burning out of YouTube or uploading weekly? Not right now, actually. I've been feeling really good. At least for the past week or two. I was having a little bit of a tough time last night coming up with a video idea. Because I'm just running out of ideas because I just do the same thing every single day. And so I kind of ran out of things to do at home. But I came up with an idea with my friend Olivia. We brainstormed in the car for like an hour and so now I have an idea and we are all good and you know, struggling to come up with a video idea is not burning out. It can sometimes lead to a burnout, but because I ended up coming up with a few ideas and ended up not burning me out, if that makes sense. But no, I feel really good right now. Next question, what do you do when you run out of ideas? Sometimes I do take a break. Sometimes I do take a break and I'm just like, you know what? I can't. I can't upload this week because I just. Don't have an idea. Or sometimes I'll film something. That I'm not that excited about. I eat the hair video that everybody thought I staged or whatever. I like to brainstorm with people. When I don't have ideas, I'll call my dad, I'll call my mom, I'll talk to my friends Olivia and Amanda. They'll help me or even, you know, like anybody. Like, I'll talk to anybody. Uh. And just see if they have anything that they think would be fun. But sometimes they come up with ideas randomly at 2:00 AM as well, and then you know that ends up helping me too. When I just randomly come up with something that's always the best. Somebody said how do you feel about YouTube as a career? I don't. Like calling YouTube a career. Even though. Technically, it is. Because I just love it. And I didn't start it because I wanted it to be a career. So it's like weird now that it is, because it wasn't like I made it my career, it became my career and I didn't even kind of have control over it. It just kind of happened. I think it's an amazing career, but I do think that and I'm so ******* grateful. I've never been more grateful for anything in my life and I never want to come off as ungrateful because. I am there is not besides my family like in my friends. There's not one other thing in this world that I'm more grateful for because. This is like, you know, it's a dream come true and. It blows my mind and I like. I don't know how I could show. How grateful I am. Like, I don't know how I could accurately portray my gratitude. Like, I don't know if there's a way or words and that sounds so corny and like, whatever. And I know sometimes I get a little corny. On here, not normally, but on here I get a little corny. What's up with that? But. I'm so grateful and I'm. It it truly like the connection I have with those who. Watch my videos and. Listen to my podcast or whatever that like, you know, get me in ****. That is something that is so magical to me to feel like I have. People that. Understand me and that care about me and I care about you guys, even though we've never met. It's so special. And like whenever I meet anybody that watches my videos or listen to my podcast or whatever, I feel like I have such a quick connection with anybody that I meet. Because. Of the way that. It is like just because of the way that it is, like I meet somebody who watches my videos and like I immediately have a connection with them because. They know me. You know what I mean, and I know that. I know that they know me. So then I. Feel comfortable and it's just so cool and I couldn't ask for like, I could not ask for anything else. Like I I'm so beyond grateful for everything and the opportunities it is giving me. Sorry for being sappy for a minute, but this is just something I never would have pictured happening. And so even though YouTube as a career, I feel like a ******* ******* complaining about it. Or like talking about burnout even because it's like I am so grateful that I don't want my venting. Come off. It's like I'm ungrateful, you know? It is tough. It does have its struggles. It, you know not. It wouldn't be a human thing if it didn't. But overall, there's nothing I'd rather be doing. Somebody said, do you ever think about quitting YouTube? Honestly, no. I used to when I edited my own videos. I just wanted to be done. I was like, I don't wanna do this anymore. Like I'm it's too much. It's. Too much on me emotionally. And like, physically, because I wasn't sleeping, I was like, I don't think I can do this anymore. And I almost quit a few times, but I never did. And we're here and I love it and I wouldn't want to be doing anything else, and I think especially within the past. Two weeks I've just been feeling really in love with YouTube again, in its own way. Not saying it doesn't have struggles still, but like, I just feel like this. Good feeling about it and I'm feeling so happy because when I'm making videos that I like. It makes me. Feel so happy, like I just feel so good in every other element in my life when I feel inspired with YouTube and. Yeah. Sorry, burped. Sorry, I keep throwing up a little bit in my mouth. Don't know why that always happens to me when I'm recording. It might be the position that I'm sitting in. I'm like. Slightly propped up on my wall. I'm leaning against my wall in my closet and it's just like kind of a weird angle, so I'm probably ******* up my back and then it's making my me have acid reflux. So anyway. Next question, somebody said, do you procrastinate a lot? No, not really. I have never been a huge procrastinator. I mean, I am with like only mundane stuff like if my mom's like. I'll give you an example that happened a few weeks ago. My mom was like, can you put your license? No, not your license. It was like, put your insurance, your new insurance card for your car in your car, right? I literally procrastinated putting that in my car for like 2 weeks. And it wasn't going to be a hard. It was not a hard task to complete. I just needed to. Take it down with me the next time I want to go drive somewhere, but I kept forgetting and I didn't really care enough, so I just never did it. So I'll procrastinate, like little mundane things like that. But when it comes to like work and stuff like that, I don't procrastinate. Like maybe once in a great while, but like normally I I need to get things done because I can't rest until things are done. So my brain won't allow me to procrastinate because I'm so anal about getting **** done that, like I can't close my eyes at night knowing that there's something I need to be doing. It's a blessing in disguise. But. It's a blessing and a curse, and it's a blessing in disguise. If that makes sense. OK, so I've told you guys about circle before, right? Spelled CIRKUL. Circle was created for people like me, OK, who don't drink enough water every day circles basically this water bottle with over 40 flavor cartridges that makes drinking water way more tasty. The flavors cover all the bases. They have fruit, punches, iced teas. Some even have caffeine or electrolytes, but there's no sugar, there's no calories, and there's no artificial flavors. My favorite flavor is strawberry Kiwi. 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Do you think it's possible to feel burnt out of something you genuinely love to do? Yes. I think you can get burned out with anything it has it. It more has to do with your mental state than it does with. The task that you're doing like. If you really love something, that love will be there forever. But that doesn't mean that you're not going to get burned out. I love YouTube with like, every bone in my body. It truly is something that I love so much I like. Can't explain it how much I love it. But I get burnt out all the time and I'm confident in my love for it, so for sure. Somebody asked do you ever get burnt out of a friendship? What do you do? Yes, totally. That's super normal and it can even be you can get burnt out with somebody in your life. That like you love and that you don't want to cut out of your life. Like? That's super normal. It doesn't mean that. They're a bad person for you, or that whatever. Just might mean that you spent too much time with them. This has happened to me. I think the distance is key. As they say, distance makes the love grow fonder. Takes some time away from this person. If you're burnt out from them, it probably means that you're spending too much time with them. Take a break. Hang out with some other people. Tell them you're busy. Distance yourself from them for a little bit and then when you guys hang out again, I promise it'll be better. It's just you need to separate yourself from them for a little bit because. Like you need to regain your appreciation for them as a person in your life. And that the only way to do that is to have some distance from it. Somebody said is it better to give yourself time to relax after burning out and let yourself slack off a little bit? Or keep working on things even if you aren't able to put your best effort into it. I'm really torn on this one because I think that. It depends because I do both. I kind of listen to my. Body in my mind, in a sense. My my immediate thought was saying to keep working a little bit. But I think the key is to keep working, but not on what you're burnt out about. Does that make sense? So let's say for me, I'm burnt out about YouTube. I'm not gonna go film a YouTube video. Right then I'm going to go be productive in another area. I'm going to go do the dishes. I'm gonna go clean the litter box. I'm gonna go exercise. I'm gonna go hang out with my friends. I'm gonna go be productive in other areas. Because then that's strengthening me so that I can film a YouTube video and be in a better place. Because if I film a YouTube video and it ends up not being good because I wasn't in the right mental state and I didn't do a good job because I was. Burnout. It ends up being a product that I don't like and that nobody else likes, and then it was just pointless and I should have just taken a break, she said. I'm saying so sometimes taking a break is less painful than keeping on going when you are just really done and nothing good can come out of your work at that time. Somebody said how to avoid mental breakdowns. During times when you're feeling burnt out. The key is to remember that everyone goes through this. You have gone through this before and you will go through this again. It's an inevitable part of life. People get burnt out, there's just no way to avoid it. So if you. Remember how normal it is, and remember that you're going to get through it, and remember that it won't ruin you. Getting burnt out for a few weeks. Maybe even a few months will not ruin you. You can come back from it. You just have to be motivated to do so and you just have to put the time and the effort in. To doing so once you are ready, just remember that it's normal. There's nothing wrong with it. It's human. And it means that you're working hard at something. Because if you're burnt out, then that means you must have been working hard. Keep going. Keep going. Don't give up. Don't say oh I'm burnout right now. I'm never going to make a YouTube video again. I'm never going to go to college. I'm never going to follow my dream to do blank. Don't say that. Just say let's ride through this. I'm going to give myself a break. And we're going to work on this later and everything's going to be OK. It's hard. It's easier said than done, but still. Wow, somebody just said something that I've never thought about, but I think that it's actually really true. Somebody asked me. Is burning out a part of the process of building stamina? In whatever you're doing, I can. That is a great point. I do think now, in retrospect that when I burn out afterwards, it does help me build stamina because I have this time to relax, recharge, and then when I come back. I'm like, ready to go after my burnout and I have all of this stamina that I normally don't have. So I think it really does. I think that's a great point. So remember that when you're freaking out about being burnt out, remember this is building stamina. Innocence. Somebody said how do you continue to be a good friend while you're burned out? I totally get this question because being burnt out in one area of your life will affect the rest. I say this a lot, but you need to spend some time by yourself. Before you can hang out with people because you don't want to bring that emotional. Energy into your friendship with somebody else. When you're really emotional about something, it can be kind of tough. For the other person to be dealing with you when you might be. Going through that. So take a little bit of time to yourself, think about it, talk yourself out of it a little bit, and then go hang out with your friends, maybe even vent to them about it. But take some time to like, get your ducks in a row here first before you go and you hang out with people. Because I think that that's kept a lot of my relationship strong is making sure that I'm in the right state of mind to be with friends so that I'm being a good friend. And I'm not letting my emotions **** ** my friendships because I don't want my emotional problems to be my friend's problems because. That's not their problem. That's not their issue. That's mine. Inventing and, you know, talking about it with them is amazing and very constructive. And I do not, I'm not saying don't do that, and I'm not saying to isolate yourself the whole time. I'm just saying getting yourself in or in line a little bit, separating yourself from your problem a little bit, and living in the moment with your friend is important. But sometimes you need to take a little bit of time to yourself before you can actually do that. I don't know if that made sense or if I even worded that correctly, but yeah. That's what I do. Somebody asked me if I ever get burnt out. Of coffee. Like I get sick of it. No, that has not happened. Although sometimes I get burnt out of certain coffee, like certain cafes, because like when I make coffee at home, I can kind of make it differently every time. So it kind of switches it up, use different blends. If I'm using an espresso machine. I love my cold brew chairman, I never get sick of that. Was out yet? I might but. I will get burned out of certain cafes sometimes. I'm like this one sucks right now, like sometimes I'll go too many times. And then I mean now I can't go to cafes, sadly, but. When I was able to go to cafes whenever I wanted. There would be just certain times when I get sick at the flavor. I had a matcha phase where I was like drinking matcha every single day instead of coffee. I don't know, just to try something new, spice up my routine a little bit. Still has caffeine in it. So I was giving giving me my caffeine fix, but I got so sick of matcha. Now I can't even look at macho without wanting to throw up because I'm like so sick of it. Somebody said, are you burned out of Fortnite yet? I've been playing a lot of Fortnite y'all a lot of ******* Fortnite. I'm getting actually really good. I literally get like. In the beginning I could not play. Like I literally couldn't do it. I was like trying to play cause I was like bored, but I was so bad. Like I literally. Would just hide the entire game and then I would die immediately. The second I would get out of my hiding spot like it was so bad, but now I'm getting hella good, so whatever, but. I'm getting a little burnout from Fortnite because I feel like I just have my Fortnite routine now. Like, I play the a very similar strategy every single game, and like I'm just getting kind of bored of it, so I might just start playing with a different strategy, you know? But I don't want to be bored of Fortnite because it's like the only thing that passes time quickly right now. And that's why I'm playing it so much is because it like makes 4 hours disappear, which is kind of nice during this time because I kind of. As probably you do as well, I want this whole situation to be over. So anything that passes time quickly. I'm doing. Sorry, I'm like. So exhausted right now because. I had my panic attack at like probably 2:00 AM and then I went to bed. Actually, it was maybe at midnight, and then I went to bed at around. 4. 334 and then? I woke up at around 99 AM, so that's like 5 hours of sleep. And then the night before that I got 4 hours of sleep. So I'm like, not. Getting a lot of sleep right now, but I feel like my sleep schedule has been kind of messed up and like. I can't go to bed early, but I also can't sleep in, so I'm just like exhausted all the time, which sucks, so. I need to work on that. I think it's because. Oh my God, my mom's on the phone. Do I yell at her and tell her to stop because she's. Making sounds and it's. Making my podcast audio messed up. Maybe I'll just let her talk. Oh, this is a good one. What do you do when you feel like you've peaked and feel like you're in constant competition with yourself? To do better causes me anxiety, and I hate the pressure of feeling like I'm worse today than I was yesterday. I totally understand this. Totally understand this because this happens to me all the time. It used to happen to me a lot more. Especially because on the Internet a lot of people like to compare yourself to your past self. And the Internet will kind of make you believe that like you're. You're doing worse, so that's like an added, so I totally get this. I think what I've learned is that. You have to remember that. It's kind of up to you. It's about your mindset. This is really about your mindset. It's about. Reminding yourself that that's just not how it works. You peek when you wanna peek, if you start to believe that you peaked. Then maybe you did peak. But if you wanna peak again. You just put your ******* mind to it. That's all it takes, and you just work harder. And you'll do it again, but you just have to work hard. And but you have to remember, though, that all it takes is working hard and continuing working hard. You can't give up. If you give up, then you did peak and that's it if you give up. But if you didn't, then there's always room for another high point. It's never like the journey never ends until you die. In the potential, sorry, burped in the potential. For peaking again is never gone unless you give up. Or you die. That's it. And so. Keep that in mind. You ******* got this. All of you guys got this. Whatever you guys are going through right now, I probably feel you. We're in this together. There's a lot going on. There's a lot of **** that's come with this quarantine that are really interesting to watch and like. You know, like I'm talking about mentally within myself. Like, there's just been a lot of like effects that it has had on me and probably you guys as well that have been really interesting to watch and really interesting to go through. Once you kind of go through it, then you get to look back and be like, wow, that was really interesting. That wouldn't have happened otherwise. Like my panic attack last night I think was very. Much triggered by the fact that I don't have a lot of distractions right now and I kind of just have to live in the moment. And I'm not used to doing that. I'm kind of used to like just having constant distractions and never having to think about. What's truly going on in my mind? And I think last night I kind of freaked out because I kind of for the first time. In probably a year. How to clear? Moment of realizing what my life is right now. And what it means for me to exist. And I hadn't realized that or thought about that in a really long time because I've just been distracting myself for Oh my God, it's literally so loud outside of my. Like the cats are meowing like my mom's on the phone. It's crazy. Anyway, I was I freaked out because I think that I actually fully like. Understood what's going on in my life? In how crazy it is and how weird it is for the first time, like in a year or more. I have not really had time to sit down and, like, think about what's going on in my life and like. What has happened to me? And it freaked me out because it was like sensory overload. It was just so many thoughts at once, and I was realizing it all at once. And then I freaked out because it was like crazy. And anyway, I just. I think, I think it might be a good thing. I feel a lot more level headed today than I did. You know, for the past year because they feel like I have a good understanding of like what my life is since I started YouTube and since this all started happening, I haven't had a minute to like sit and actually think about what is truly happened to me and how ******* crazy it is. I just have kind of avoided thinking about it because I just think it would scare me and freak me out if I thought about it too much. And that's what happened to me last night. I. I I found my mind like. I was talking about it with my mom and I started thinking about how crazy it was and how, like, I can't even comprehend that it happened to me. And then. And then it like freaked me out and sent me down a spiral that I wouldn't have gone down otherwise. Probably so. I think that's really, but I think it's really important for me. It's helping me connect with *******. Earth in myself and like the universe. Like I needed that. I needed that panic attack. It was awful and scary. But. I got through it and I feel better on the other side. So that is that. Ladies and gentlemen, I wish I had like a funny story to tell you, but I literally don't. Ohh, actually, I do. And this all of the funny story that happened to me the other day. No, I'm not. I don't like that story. It's not entertaining. Maybe I'll save it for next week. OK? That's all for today. I really love you guys. I really appreciate you guys. I hope that you know that. And I hope that you're having an amazing day, and I hope that you're keeping it real. We're getting through this together we can do this. And that's it. That's all she wrote. I love you all. Peace and love. We're here with Phil talking about what's new with heart Nissan. Phil, what are some good reasons somebody should buy now? That's a great question. We all know that car shopping could be an overwhelming process. Plus people are uncertain about a lot these days. Part Nissan recognize that? So we rolled up a heart rewards program. 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