What is burnout? according to the dictionary, burnout is fatigue or frustration resulting from prolonged stress, overwork, or intense activity. while the definition is correct, what does it actually mean to you?
One might think it just means you’re really just done with one specific thing or even just life in general, but I think that burnout is a signal of a passion to something. Often something that you care deeply about or really, really enjoy doing.
Enjoying doing something is awesome don’t get me wrong, but when you go all out in doing this very one thing, you can very easily harm your passion for this thing. ((excessive use of the word thing)) When you go all out in something your passionate about, it could cause you to lose your passion for it.
For that very reason, I encourage you to take your time. Space out your days with the things you enjoy and what you inevitably have to do (like doing the dishes, for example). By spacing out your life equally, you can not only constantly have something to look forward to, but also take your mind off of things for a while, may that be your passion or just regular life.
It’s really important to balance life, as I’m sure you’ve heard someone say at one point or another, but it really is important, mostly to protect yourself from your inevitable lack of interest you would face.
I, personally have run into burnout many, many times. From “de-messifying” 9 words and reworking biblical minecraft to carrying events like encounter throughout the year nonstop. These things become very very tiring over time and I’ve run into burnout for many of these things. Once I ran into these burnouts, I didn’t want to do anything at all, not just the one activity that caused the burnout in the first place. I didn’t really want to talk to people, do schoolwork and anything else aside from doing nothing. The only thing I could do was to stop trying to keep doing this activity for a bit until you start to want to do all of your activities again and to want to have your passion and get to work on your passions once again. but at that time, you cannot jump back into the non-stop workflow that causes the burnout. You must keep a healthy balance wherein you look forward to engaging in your passions but you don’t sit in that passionate space non-stop.
This is something only you can do, and there isn’t too many things other people can do to help you other than divert you away from your activities as you go along until you can maintain your own healthy endeavours in your passions and hobbies.