and why I decided to write a whole podcast chat about it!
I have seen a new kind of burnout. It doesn’t just come from working 100 hour weeks or pushing ourselves hard.
From personal experience and working with clients, there are several ways it can happen:
You go through a prolonged situation of low level anxiety (like a pandemic!)
You are investing a lot of energy in something
You don't feel in control
You aren't looking after yourself physically
You feel overwhelmed - emotionally as well as physically
How can we tell if we’re on the path to burnout?
Sharing experiences is a great way as we realise this isn’t just me or you, it’s bigger than us. We’re in a collective state of mental stress and we need to talk openly.
What lessons have we learnt?