Burnout - peer support forum
Do you suffer from burnout?
For a lot of people it's helpful to write down and share their story. This open forum is a great place for:
- Getting things off your chest.
- Reading the stories of peers.
- Connecting with peers and responding to stories.
Read the stories of other people with burnout and share your story.
Overview of stories
I think I have a burnout. In the last weeks I have made quite a lot of decisions and I had to take care of a lot of things, still do.
Since two weeks I do not feel so well and last weekend I got the hit. A kind of hyperventilation. Since then I feel tired and exhausted. I feel nauseous and my hart beats too fast. headache etc.
I hope that there are people who recognize this.
Getting sick from work, while you were actually enjoying it. Yes, it´s really possible. Last year I finally gave in to my complaints.
Not being able to sleep anymore, a lot of headache, not being able to concentrate. All the burnout complaints that I thought I would never get.
but once I gave in to them, you have to start to deal with them. Then I went in therapy. It really gave me inner peace and I came t know myself.
I learned to distinguish main and side issues and mainly to listen to my body again. I changed my life completely and I feel like I am reborn.
I work in youth care and there was a reorganization. it was presented beautifully and they promised better care. I completely went for it. Then it turned out to be more of a shrinkage, less manpower and more clients to support.
What a disappointment. When you do not agree, it´s better to leave, was the message from management staff. So that was it, worked since ten years with so much love for the clients and the organization. Always work late without getting payed. Always ready to take an extra duty or stay longer, to create the possibility for an extra activity.
I came home and couldn´t sleep anymore. Then I completely crashed and woke up in the middle of the night, trembling with fear. I didn´t dare to go out anymore. From one day to the next I was nothing anymore, powerless in a corner, not being able to concentrate. Completely burned out, as they say so nicely.
I am so happy I found a good therapist here. I am not back just yet, but I do start to choose more and more for myself and start to focus on inner growth.
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