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Burnout is real. Here's how to know if you have it and how to cope

By Kelyn Soong

20 Jan 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Yesterday, Jacinda Ardern announced her resignation as Prime Minister saying that she no longer had "enough in the tank". The Washington Post explains what burnout is and the best way to manage it.

When Jacinda Ardern announced her decision to resign as New Zealand's Prime Minister, she didn't cite burnout as the reason. But she described it.

"I know what this job takes, and I know that I no longer have enough in the tank to do it justice," she said. "It is that simple."

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