There’s a lot of information out there about burnout, but have you ever stopped to think about what it really means? What is the message being sent to you from your mind and body when you burn out?
We can talk a lot about the circumstances that lead to burnout and in fact it’s easy to blame others, particularly employers. They overwork us, they don’t see us for who we are, etc. etc. But let’s take a step back and ask ourselves what the burnout was trying to tell us. This is something we don’t talk about so often, and yet it’s crucial if we want to be better able to understand and prevent burnout.
For this topic I decided to take to video again and you can watch it here (15 mins). In it, I discuss how burnout happens when our minds and body are saturated, and why we eventually break down so that we can get the rest we need.
This is a great opportunity to let you know that “That’s Mental” has its own YouTube channel which you can find here.
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