Imagine you are driving home from work after a long day and it’s nearly Christmas. Going up a hill your car starts to just miss a beat, then it starts to back fire, the brakes are squealing as you brake for the traffic lights. You are surrounding by people rushing home for Christmas and your car won’t start. Burnout is a road hazard in life and common in the community services industry. Burnout is feeling like you are under constant stress, you feel helpless, disillusioned, exhausted, loss of empathy towards others and feeling incompetent in the workplace.
You may feel stressed at different times of the year and stress can cause burnout however stress and burnout are different. Stress is having many pressures and demands on you physically and mentally. If you are stressed you may use self-talk, if I can finish this then I will be fine, if I get through my list then it will all be better. Burnout is about feeling empty, mentally exhausted and