Updated: Dec 22, 2018
So, there is no cure for burnout. Why? Because you are not sick, nor broken. You feel terrible yes. But in the end you are just burned out. Don’t let anyone ever tell you otherwise. You do however require some treatment. And most of all you need time.
As by now most of you will now, I always recommend taking a highly personal approach. Essentially you pick and mix what works for you. Those solutions may be anything. They can come from my book but they can also come from all kinds of other sources, including medicine and medical avenues of course. There is however a rule of thumb I’d like to share with you: please don’t feel too sick or broken.
Burnout is just a condition that occurs when you’re body and mind is extremely tired. Your body and mind put you into the burnout-state in order to give you time to recover from either too much stress or a traumatic event that you have left open somehow. In other words, burnout is a necessary event. Just like sweating is when your body combats the flu.
This extreme fatigue, often accompanied by high levels of anxiety, feels absolutely terrible and excruciating. So the feeling is really bad. But the actual condition is not. It can even – if you play your cards right – move you to improve your life significantly.
So the condition itself feels worse than it is. I know that this doesn’t help much when you are smack in the middle of the burnout… but it will help you keep your mind clear on what you are experiencing. And that does amount to something!
And take it easy. Love.