Burned out? Exhausted? Overwhelmed?
In our highly addicted, over worked, and over stimulated society it's no wonder burnout has become a common everyday word.
Interestingly enough it wasn't until 1975 that Herbert Freudenberger officially coined the term burnout.
Then it was described in 3 components:
1. Emotional Exhaustion - the fatigue that comes from caring too much, for too long.
2. Depersonalization - the depletion of empathy, caring, and compassion.
3. Decreased Sense of Accomplishment - an unconquerable sense of futility: feeling that nothing you do makes a difference.
This might be helpful the next time you find yourself at the endof your rope and wondering why another bubble bath, massage or extra vacation just isn't cutting it.
What actually might be helpful is...
Physically: Are you taking care of yourself and your body?
Mentally: Are you taking time to provide space in your life?
Emotionally: Are you acknowledging &expressing your emotions?
Relationally: Are you filling your life with those who fill your cup?
Intellectually: Are you doing activities which bring you energy and life?
Stress is real. Burnout is real.
Feeling overwhelmed and exhausted are real.
Pay attention to the signals your body is giving you.
It's always giving you clues.
**This content is from the book Burnout:The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily & Amelia Nagoski.
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