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The Real Reason Pokimane Feels 'Burnt Out'

There are some careers that seem too good to be true. While it's possible to have a job you love, there is no perfect form of employment. No matter what you do, there will always be stress, pressure, and burnout. Pokimane, one of the biggest streamers on Twitch, has recently revealed that she's been struggling to find the right balance. In a recent YouTube vlog, she opened up about what she's been going through and how she's ready for a change of pace.


In what appears to be a personal commitment to herself, she wanted to self-record a promise "to try to only do things that [she wants] to do." It wasn't easy for her to acknowledge she was feeling "burnt out," but it's clear that finally admitting it was a necessity for her.

Pokimane's desire for a new direction was not so much fueled by a lack of interest in gaming or other job duties, she explained, but rather a lack of excitement over the abundance of projects in which she's involved. She then elaborated how she agrees to take on multiple projects because she believes it's what she "should do." Pokimane realized that in her quest to "avoid having any regret," she's been ignoring her true desires. In the interest of growing and discovering new things, Pokimane shared with viewers that she now wants to focus on other aspects of her life


With all of that in mind, you may be wondering: What does the future hold for Pokimane?

Will Pokimane stream less and record more vlogs?

While listing off some of her responsibilities, Pokimane mentioned that she was about to start her own company, though she had no other details to share beyond that (right now, anyway). She also explained that she wants to put more energy into her personal YouTube channel, but she hasn't had the time to do so. Perhaps she will dial back on her streaming schedule in favor of more vlog content in the future, which could give her greater freedom to pursue the things she really wants to do.


This isn't the first time Pokimane has felt the mounting pressure of her job as a streamer. Back in August 2020, Pokimane decided to take an extended break.

Pokimane's message in her latest vlog is an important one that applies not just to streamers, but to anyone who tends to get lost in their work. She reminds viewers that no matter what you do in life, you must always try to listen to yourself and find what nourishes you most. This time, maybe she'll be able to achieve a greater work-life balance.