The danger of burnout is that you are likely not aware that you have it.
That’s when burnout gets you.
I felt down. Physically and emotionally. Every second of every day. Losing sleep, losing interest in other things, feeling like a walking corpse.
There was only one thing on my mind: you’ve gotta keep going. There’s no other way.
Burnout feels like a layer on your skin. It’s almost inside of your cells but your body knows it’s strange.
Or is it a curse? Something possible to get rid of, but you can’t if you are enchanted by it and don’t know that you have it, until it’s too late.
I needed someone else to tell me that what I was feeling — feeling exhausted from what I was doing and thinking about all day and never felt well again — was the result of having burnout for a long time.
I can’t believe I didn’t know. Because for such a long time, food and drinks didn’t have taste, my body didn’t feel like moving, and I was emotionally on the edge of losing it every day.
Should have known earlier. Life is short.