Norman has been working really hard on some other projects, so sorry I've been going solo the last 2 weeks! I know you guys miss him! He'll be back soon, I promise.
So burnout is one of those tricky subjects nobody really likes to talk about because they are worried about how they will be perceived by people in the business, and they do not want any adverse effects to their careers.
This fear makes many singers live with anxiety and stress that is destructive and toxic, and as we have seen with many fine, young singers, it cuts their careers short and robs us of incredible talents we should be enjoying for another 20 years at least.
One of our main goals with Living Opera is to promote transparency, mental health, and longevity in our industry, and it just seemed like time to revisit the topic of burnout, unpleasant as it can be.
In this short video, I give you 3 early warning signs of burnout, and what we can do about it. (If you don't have time to watch the video, I'll tell you the solution now, because I care more about you getting well than how many hits I get on Youtube: talk about it with someone you trust, and be HONEST with yourself. Then seek help.)
I really hope we will ALL go into 2020 healthy, happy, and fulfilled. That is my wish for myself, and each and every one of YOU.
Tomorrow on Living Opera Live, we will go deeper and share some of the personal experiences I allude to in this brief video. Enjoy, and be WELL my friends!
Soula Parassidis, featuring Christos Makridis in Forbes