Burnout is when it is really hard to put two sentences together and have them make sense.
Burnout is you want to do is stay in bed under the covers. Because it is safe. They can't get to you there.
Except that you can't. You have to go to work, do that thing. Complete the task. Make nice to people who may or may not deserve it.
Dr. Candance Good in a post on Psychology Today states:
"Burnout was common before the pandemic. But now pile on two years of uncertainty, civil unrest, irritability in the political climate, disruptions in work and childcare, and fear.
These circumstances can trigger a stress reaction in our bodies; burnout is the physical reaction to that stress."
In this short episode, a word or two about burnout.
Helpguide.org page on Burnout, Prevention and Treatment.
Candace Good MD, M.D. post on Psychology Today on Why Self-Care Is Not Enough to Beat Burnout
Burnout is real. Here’s how to spot it—and recover. article on PopSci by Isobel Whitcomb
The Conversation - How to recover from burnout and chronic work stress – according to a psychologist
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