The world of a multi-passionate person is intense! It is full of creativity, exhaustion, and a lot of insecurity over what you are doing in your life. For those who don’t know, a multi-passionate person is someone who is called to do many things. You may be in school studying for one thing, but your heart is also leading you to do something else. These two often have nothing in common, at least on the surface level. 

Because of this, a multi-passionate person gets a lot of criticism for not being focused or committed enough to one thing. (newsflash: Don’t believe the hype. You can do more than one thing and be great at both). 

Being misunderstood is one of the signs that you’re on the right path. No one has done the same thing as everyone else and made history. They had to pave their own path with their own process that reflected their own unique desires and gifts. 

So now that we got that out of the way, it’s important to understand how to take care of yourself as a multi-passionate person and avoid burning out. Because you have so many wonderful gifts and unique talents, burnout is never too far away. 

This is not a bad thing, it is just something to be aware of and take an extra precaution with. 


The first way to avoid burnout as a multi-passionate person is to eliminate all doubt from others. 

Self-doubt is going to come but the least you can do is manage how much self-doubt you allow as the result of others’ opinions. You will get so lost in the sauce of trying to figure everything out when you have the added layer of doubting yourself every step along the way. Commit to yourself that you trust what you are doing and that you won’t allow the opinions of others to weigh you down. 

The second way to avoid burnout as a multi-passionate person is to prioritize your passions.

You can do this according to the time it takes to accomplish each task and the money/resources you will need to do so. This will help ground you in being responsible in how you allocate your time and resources. No one can do everything at once. So assess what takes most urgency according to personal needs (mental health, joy, fulfillment) and practicality (time spent, finances). Doing this will help pave a clear path towards your goals and visions. 

Finally, the last way to avoid burnout as a multi-passionate person is to plan for your passions.

This is such a simple but often overlooked step. Start off with a day of the week that you will dedicate to your passion. If this is too much, start off with 3 hours on a specific day of the week. Carve out this time to work on your passion project. Mark it on your calendar and set a reminder in your phone. Treat this time as you would treat any work/school related meeting. Doing this, will get you in the habit of consistently pouring into your passions while maintaining your other responsibilities. 

Victoria is the founder of Victoriously Made, a luxury planner company created to help you achieve all your goals. As a practicing nurse, PhD. student, and emerging CEO, Victoria is all too familiar with the highs and lows of being a multi-passionate person. She created Victoriously Made to help others pursue their wildest dreams through organization and intention. Pre-order sales of the planners are available now here


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