Thomas highlights that mental illness is Psychosomatic in nature and affects both our body and mind, so steps should be taken to care for both the body and the mind.
I remember lamenting that I just wasn’t the same person anymore. Burnout had changed me and not in a good way. I was living in a state of passionless apathy.
I could not conceive how the triggers had produced such a response in me. Trying to understand myself was clear as mud. I began to see how the situation brought up issues of my identity.
In healing a physical burn, initially you need to run it under cold water to stop the burn from getting worse. Here are five things to do right away once you have recognised the three symptoms of burnout.
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.
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”.