“Altruism is a marathon, not a sprint.”
— Attributed to Robert Wiblin
Avoiding burnout should be a high priority for activists, both for their own sake and for the sake of those they advocate for. The following is a short list of resources that I have found useful in this regard myself, and which I have often shared with friends who share my predicament.
How Vegans Can Create Healthy Relationships and Communicate Effectively:
Guided Meditation for Activists:
Paul Bloom and Richard Davidson:
Important and informative conversation about why we should seek to cultivate compassion rather than empathy:
Here is a playlist with compassion meditations: