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Tips for coping with burnout in travel?

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Ian
Founder, Travel Massive

The more people I speak to these days, the more I realise just how common burnout and fatigue is for people across the travel industry. There's obviously many reasons why we "burn out" β€” but I'd like to look for answers to help people.

πŸ‘‰ If you've got tips, resources or advice, please share here to support others.

3 months ago (edited)
Ian
Founder, Travel Massive

I'll go first! πŸ™Œ

Here's a recent webinar titled "Offloading Our Baggage" hosted by @richard-taylor from the Travel Industry Club. It's a healthy discussion with real stories and insights from travel agents in the industry about mental and physical health.

Link is below (requires an email to watch)

vimeo.com/738175131/d2cee23e42

3 months ago (edited)
Editor-in-Chief & Travel Coach, Vacayou Wellness Travel

This is a great thread, Ian! Everyone's burnout is personalβ€”it's not a one-size-fits-all. I was fortunate enough to take a 9-month (partially) paid soulbbatical. Best decision ever.

3 months ago
History And Travel Writer, Past Lane Travels And Jessica James Books

This is a great thread because it affects people in every industry. I am (was) actually a full-time novelist. Trying to keep up with churning out "the next book," editing, formatting, marketing, etc. made the process of writing no longer enjoyable. I turned to travel blogging as a diversion and find the different style of writing and the chance to travel has really revigorated me. I have really had to change gears, learn new things and step out of my comfort zone.

Travel blogging is a lot of work though, so I can see how bloggers would burn out. It's still new enough for me that it's fun!

3 months ago
Scuba & Wildlife Blogger, Coconut Odyssey

Burnout is the reason I changed careers! I used to be a full-time fashion designer and the constant pressure of trying to come up with the latest design and trends 9 - 5 every week for 13 years finally took its toll! I would use every last day of annual leave to travel the world in seek of scuba diving and wildlife and that's when it finally hit me that I might just be able to do something different and turn my passion into a career!

I'm not saying I don't still get burned out as a travel blogger as some weeks you just get a complete writer's block and then there's SEO to think about etc. BUT changing careers is the best thing I ever did! I get burned out by something I love and not the daily 9-5 grind!

3 months ago
Luxury Travel Advisor/Owner, Leisure Travel Artist

try to keep regular 'office hours', even though working from home. We are all becoming too 'available' on weekends and after-hours which leads to burnout and resentment. We're in travel... we're not brain surgeons!! :)

3 months ago
Owner and Operator, Two Oceans Safaris

I have found that a masterminds group was the best things for us, we would all meet once a week and enjoy a few drinks and just decompress, we would each bring one topic, one issue or form of burnout we were dealing with and had a very open discussion to try and overcome those issues and reignite the love for travel and keep industry hopes high. The support is wonderful and let us know we were not alone.

1 month ago