Brittany Berger is a content marketing consultant, mental health advocate, and productivity unicorn. After working herself into a massive hole of burnout as a freelance writer, solopreneur, and head of content with startups and tech companies like Mention, she realized there had to be a better way to get creative work done without breaking herself. She was producing three to five in-depth, high-quality, long-form articles a week, but she was sick and tired—mentally and physically.
Taking a bit of a leap, she decided to make her own health and well-being a priority, adapting many of the processes and systems she applied to her creative work to her personal self-care. Eventually, she started the website and community Work Brighter, a place for creators who want to push their “work smarter” mentality into a place of even better productivity, which makes room for “unproductive” things like rest, self-care, and fun. She still puts out a ton of writing and content, with thousands of bylines under her belt, but she’s found creative ways to do that as well.
What You’ll Learn About Writing This Week:
When you should set boundaries to let loose creatively
Figuring out priorities in order to make a system of boundaries
A reminder that you can’t hustle 150% of the time without something breaking
Why you can’t let the idea of “always having a value” cause you to burn out
Why you need to take your health as seriously as you take your work
How you should think more at the beginning so you can think less later on
Creating processes to make self-care easy and doable for ultra-busy people
How to tackle repurposing your content when the thought is overwhelming
Elisa Doucette is a freelance writer and editor who currently travels the world looking for great stories to live, interesting tales to share, and new ways to make words sexy. She has worked for over a decade creating compelling content and writing for various businesses and publications, including her popular column on Forbes called Shattering Glass. She is the Founder and Executive Editor here at Craft Your Content.