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Burnout is something that is akin to this generation and close to my own heart. Several years ago I started my clinical practice, full of vigour and at an alarming pace. Slowly my emotional and physical resources were waning. After a few years of self-neglect I found myself at a low point. It was a two year journey of recovery to get to my new normal, a place where I did things differently than before.
During the process I learnt a number of valuable lessons, one of which was that I failed to notice the signs of approaching burnout. In this article I attempt to assist you to recognise these in advance.
We tend to be passionate about what we do, run hard and fast after goals, fulfill multiple roles and juggle many responsibilities, all the while trying to become the best we can be. This is great, even noble, but unfortunately comes at a cost. This cost should be offset by deposits into your life to enable you to run the race with endurance.
Here are 10 signs that burnout is on your horizon coupled with 10 solutions:
Recovering from burnout is possible, I for one am an example of this. It is not a shame to be at a place of exhaustion and needing to ask for help. Rather, it takes courage and is wise. You have a definite purpose to fulfill, now is the season to receive so that you can continue to give for years to come.
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