We are living in a silent epidemic, and that epidemic is burnout.
When you are burnt out, you feel that you have nothing left to give. You feel like there is a void of energy, of caring, and of motivation. This void of coping and emotional resources can leave you feeling completely depleted.
Burnout is a result of doing too much for too long.
Burnout is a phenomenon commonly seen in high achievers and people pleasers. It is a result of going above and beyond in your responsibilities, both at work and at home. This results in persistent emotional exhaustion, which can have a negative impact on your mood, decrease in functioning, and decrease your overall sense of wellbeing.
Burnout can manifest in symptoms of anxiety and depression resulting from unrelenting work related stress. In general, stress involves an overwhelming number of pressures that demand too many mental, physical, and emotional resources. The key difference between stress and burnout are the emotional ability to rebound after a period of time away from the factors that contribute to stress.