Burnout culture is a very real concern among content creators, and Kati Morton is here to help.
Morton has made a collection of videos for the YouTube Creator Academy, to challenge burnout and offer a few tips to combat it. In the four part series, she covers the signs of burnout, what causes it, and how you can respond to the feeling.
Morton herself is a lisenced therapist, and uses her own YouTube channel to discuss mental health issues and offer advice and guidance on a number of topics.
It's not better to burn out
“I think this is important because even the most successful and talented people in the space, in an effort to keep up with the pressures of being an online creator, are exhausted,” Morton told Tubefilter.
“Many starting their channels when they were young, and therefore never learning how to take care of their physical and mental health or how to have work/life balance.”
The first episode titled 'What is Creator Burnout?' takes a dive in to the warning signs of burnout, including sleepless nights, resenting your audience and feeling like the reward of making content isn't worth the effort.
The second episode of the series delves in to burnout recovery, and how creators can plan their schedules and lives to minimise feeling burnt out.
Sticking to a regular upload schedule is important for YouTube creators; their views, revenue and growth depend on releasing content regularly and efficiently.
A lapse in content could cause people to unsubscribe or stop watching as frequently as they used to.
YouTube's Creator Academy covers a host of topics, all made by content creators on the platform with experience in a plethora of fields. The videos there are deisgned to educate and inspire YouTubers of all sizes and persuasions, and help them get the most of the platform.