Meghan McCain is booked, but not overworked.
Almost a month after announcing her departure from "The View," the conservative TV personality is reflecting on burnout and how some pivotal moments in her life allowed her to alter her perspective.
In an Instagram post Sunday, the talk show host shared a quote from Twitter user @katyleeson that read: "We need to stop glamorizing overworking. Please. The absence of sleep, good diet, exercise, relaxation and time with friends and family isn't something to be applauded. Too many people wear their burnout as a badge of honor and it needs to change."
McCain expounded on the quote in her comments, saying although she enjoys the fulfillment working gives her, she's been "the queen of burnout for a long, long time."
"It only took my dad dying of terminal brain cancer, suffering a horrendous miscarriage, a global pandemic where I thought I would most likely die of covid while pregnant and then experiencing first time motherhood isolated and alone in quarantine for me to receive this knowledge and really start believing it," she wrote.
According to the World Health Organization, burnout is a form of job-related stress that has not been successfully managed. Common symptoms include feelings of energy depletion, cynicism about one’s job, and reduced professional efficacy.
Experts recommend cultivating a healthy work-life balance, a strong support system and a more positive outlook to combat burnout.
More about burnout: That feeling you can't name? It's called emotional exhaustion.
McCain added that now she's more aware of how precious and fragile life is and that tomorrow isn't guaranteed for anyone. She ended her post by clarifying this didn't mean she wouldn't be working anymore, but that she's "finding a new path as I’m looking down the barrel of turning 40 in the not so distant future."
On July 1, McCain revealed she would be leaving "The View" after almost four years. The 36-year-old daughter of the late Arizona senator John McCain and Cindy McCain, joined the show as a conservative voice in 2017.
"I am just going to rip the Band-Aid off. I'm here to tell all of you, my wonderful co-hosts and the viewers at home that this is going to be my last season here at 'The View,' " McCain said during an episode.
She added she would continue to co-host until the end of July. As also noted in her post, McCain said at the time that the coronavirus pandemic "dramatically" changed the way she wants to live her life, which is one of the reasons she decided to leave the show.
Contributing: Elise Brisco
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Meghan McCain reflects on burnout after leaving 'The View'