If You’re Struggling With Burnout, Megan Roup Has a Message for You

Your worth is not dependent on your achievements, the fitness instructor reminded.
Megan Roup.

Megan Roup.

Much like the rest of us, fitness instructor Megan Roup feels the pressure to find and cultivate success. It is the kind of pressure, which, if not addressed, can very easily lead to burnout. For The Sculpt Society Founder, it often feels like her worthiness becomes dependent on output, she shared in a recent Instagram post.

“My worthiness is really built around when I am being successful, what I am doing and what I am achieving,” she explained in the clip.

As much as we might tell ourselves otherwise, it can be hard to separate ourselves from that sort of mindset—from the idea that we are not what we do or what we produce or achieve. But it is important to “break down” those ideas within ourselves, according to Roup.

“That is something that I’m really having to break down—those stories I have within myself and belief systems I have within myself,” she said in her post. “To really know that I don’t have to do anything to be enough. Being here right now now is enough, and I’m worthy of feeling that.“

With the end of the year in sight, reflection is a natural recourse. And reflection can often lead us to mull over the things that we wish we had gotten done this year. Rather than indulging those sensations, though, we need to focus on what we did achieve, and, of course, on the idea that regardless of any of it, we are enough.

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Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.