I understand how easy it is to have these symptoms creep up on us so slowly, that we don't even realize it, and before we know it, we are now faced with a new reality. So I encourage everyone, men and women, if this sounds anything like what you are going through, please take action today and book an appointment with your family doctor.
I eventually pulled myself out of the burnout spiral and made it my mission to study the illness that almost took me down. As I lecture and train busy professionals in the skills that help build stress resilience and prevent burnout, I hear certain myths about burnout repeatedly. These five myths about burnout need to be busted.
When I was entering my sophomore year, I piled up my schedule with everything there was. Not only was I taking a heavy course load, I was also in two shows, and trying to work outside of school. In addition, within the first couple of weeks, one of my good friends went through a major life trauma. I wanted to be there for her as much as possible.