Are you burned out?
Could you be? What does that even mean? Good question: Stop, take stock. A deep breath.
Are you feeling better yet? Are you hopeful? Find out if what you're experiencing is just like a lot of others. Read this book. This burnout problem is real and not about to go away.
- Remember that you matter. Also note that probably no one else is going to do it for you. - Decide to take action - Better self-care. - Again and again. - Ask for help if you need. - Don't be afraid to admit a little vulnerability. - Be professional; are your patients at risk?
I'm not an expert - I'm simply a curator, a fellow traveller. Like a grey haired and friendly museum guide. With a benign smile and a twinkle in my eye, I am here to help steer you. If you know your way around, great. If not - then come inside, I've got a few things to show you that you may like... You've had or are having a tough time. It's ok for that to feel a bit rubbish. Allow yourself that space. Allow it to sit and just be what it is. Don't try to fight that. You might like to take time out here, benchmark your situation against some others, ask for some help, re-jig your working day. Spend some more me-time. Reconnect with loved ones. Read a good novel. Come back when you feel a little more human. Renewed and rejuvenated. Read this book. Do the stuff it suggests. Try the stuff out. Enjoy it.
You've probably not being allowing yourself much space. It is time to start. Sit down. Quietly. Enjoy this. This is your space. Your time. Time to move on.