Burnout Part 4: How To Overcome Your Past

I Just Want to be Normal Again I remember lamenting that I just wasn’t the same person anymore. Burnout had changed me and not in a good way. I recalled I had such joy for living life, but had moved […]

Burnout Part 3: How to Recover from Burnout

I could not conceive how the triggers had produced such a response in me. Trying to understand myself was clear as mud. After many months of deep work, I began to see how the situation brought up issues of my identity.

Burnout Part 2: What to do When You are Burnt Out

In healing a physical burn, initially you need to run it under cold water to stop the burn from getting worse and it is no different with burnout. Here are five things to do right away once you have recognised the three symptoms of burnout.

Burnout Part 1: How to Tell You are Burnt Out

With the increase of burnout it can seem like an umbrella term to describe being tired from work; however, burnout is not just another word for exhausted. So what is burnout? It occurs when three specific symptoms are present: emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and reduced personal accomplishment.

Never Alone, but Sometimes Lonely

I was sitting with an old lady in her hospital room after she had surgery. My role was to discuss with her if she would manage at home alone when she left rehab… Then she said something that has stuck with me. “You know there is a big difference between being alone, and being lonely”.

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