Burnout may come from having to juggle work and life during unprecedented times at home. It may come from having an excessive quantity of work with finite hours and limited attention span to complete it. Burnout can result from a dose of extreme loneliness, moments of high anxiety or from sensing a lack of light at the end of various tunnels.
We often hear that we should take care of our well-being and ensure we prioritize ourselves to stay the course. This may be somewhat accurate but perhaps more significant is the recognition that it’s a collective effort that actually helps individuals avoid burnout. By having support and understanding from others, by being part of a community or team, by truly knowing and feeling that we are not alone, by establishing limits and boundaries together, we can actually avoid burnout.
What can you do to show support for someone who may otherwise be feeling on the verge of burning out? Who can reciprocate and do that for you today?