What Is Burnout?
#TakeTheMaskOff Campaign - Week 4
Burnout is wanting to make a cup of tea but there being too many steps for your brain to cope with.
Burnout is feeling like everything is too much, even light coming through the windows or the sound of footsteps.
Burnout is unwillingly tuning out halfway through a conversation because your brain is shutting off.
Burnout is toast for lunch and for dinner because you don't have the energy for anything else.
Burnout is getting irritable with everyone because your mind and body have already reached maximum capacity.
Burnout is feeling every bright light and loud sound as pain.
Burnout is not being able to speak.
Burnout is having to speak and being so tired that you get out of breath with the effort of it.
Burnout is having to rely on those around you to help you but also leave you alone.
Burnout is making breakfast and then having to lie down again before you have the energy to eat it.
Burnout means a dip in your mental health.
Burnout is having pushed and pushed until your body forces you to fall just to get you to stop.
Burnout is not being able to hold your phone because your hands are too tired.
Burnout is finding watching TV too strenuous.
Burnout is being unable to do the things you love.
Burnout is wanting to write prose but having to settle for bullet points.