At the end of every summer, Burning Man brings 50,000 celebrants to the desert. It has become an institution and a valuable business.Founded in 1986, Burning Man is an annual weeklong event in Nevada's Black Rock Desert at which some 50,000 people build a temporary city and celebrate with art, music, and a burning of a 40-foot effigy known as "the Man." Created by Larry Harvey, it has become an institution and, as it happens, a valuable business. As told to Issie Lapowsky.I suffer from an excess of idealism.
You might think keeping work and your personal life separate is best for balance. But it might actually be causing you to burn out.For so many of us, keeping work and a personal life fairly balanced is a constant struggle.Maybe it’s time to rethink the “separate but equal” work-life balance theory and find ways to rekindle and nurture the passions that drew us to our career choices in the first place?If we don’t, we risk burnout. Here are three strategies for avoiding burnout by staying connected to work, both as an employee and as a person.1.