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  • Writer's pictureJames Evangelista

Dealing With Burnout

Whatever it is we do in life all of us will reach the state of burnout.

What is “burnout?” According to Psychology Today, “Burnout—a state of emotional, mental, and often physical exhaustion brought on by prolonged or repeated stress—is not simply a result of working long hours. The cynicism, depression, and lethargy that are characteristic of burnout most often occur when a person is not in control of how a job is carried out, at work or at home, or is asked to complete tasks that conflict with their sense of self.”

It sucks when we experience this. We lose our ways, principles, and often give into temptation of doing things we do not enjoy like doing drugs, alcohol addiction, etc. All of this can lead to depression and take a toll on our lives.

People like to shy away from talking about burnout because it gives them the idea that they are emotionally weak and soft.

In today’s world of automation, we forget that we are beings that have limits. It is essential for us to take a step back and rest every once in a while. The world won’t stop if we stopped moving.

Dealing with burnout requires us to be still. Stillness will let us be an observer of our lives. Stillness can give us the break that we need. The state of stillness will give us answers we need in our lives.

“All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” - Blaise Pascal


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