Rachel Brosnahan’s advice for beating burnout is so simple it’s genius

Though she actively works out, sometimes she knows she just has to listen to her body and prioritize. You can totally use it too.

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Though the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel never seems to run out of energy as she balances a burgeoning stand-up comedy career, a part-time job at a department store, living with her parents, a fascinating love life and occasionally taking care of her two young children, the actress that plays her, Rachel Brosnahan, is only human.

And she gets tired after those long days on set filming the Emmy-award winning series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. So how does she beat the burnout?

Though she actively works out, sometimes she knows she just has to listen to her body and prioritize. “Sometimes I find that the best thing for my body is to just take that extra hour of sleep and not work out,” she told SHAPE Magazine this month. Pretty easy to do. But she has some other suggestions.

“I’m good at making time for self-care when I get overwhelmed. I read a book or take a bath or snuggle with my doggies and watch Survivor. Or I have coffee with friends. One of my favorite things is to spend the time catching up with someone doing nothing but drinking coffee with them for hours and hours,” she told the magazine. Celebrities, they’re just like us!

Brosnahan isn’t alone in her burnout struggles. Research from the American Psychological Association and NORC at the University of Chicago reported that 48% of Americans experienced increased stress over the past 5 years and 53% say work leaves them “overtired and overwhelmed.” Here are some other ways to beat burnout.

But wait, she has another tip for staying healthy!

“My stay-healthy secret when I’m working 14- or 15-hour days on Mrs. Maisel is bone broth. For the first season of the show, I was feeling very tired. And because I have a fast metabolism, I felt like I was dropping weight in an unhealthy way. Bone broth has collagen and fat in it, along with all kinds of vitamins and minerals, and I really think it helped me,” Brosnahan told SHAPE. “I was the only person on our set who didn’t get sick that season.” Bone broth has many health benefits, one of which is helping you sleep better.

Meredith Lepore|is the Deputy Editor of Ladders and can be reached at mlepore@theladders.com.