Dealing with "Burnout"
"Burnout" is a term which relates to symptomatic distress we may experience after being in stressful circumstances associated with persistent demands placed on us. Burnout occurs when the demands on us outstrip our resources including strategies for coping. For example, we may become "burnt out" after a period of excessive work demands, especially when there has been limited time for oneself. We may feel overwhelmed and wish for more time or more support. We may experience ourselves and others as falling short of expectations. This can be combined with a range of symptoms associated with increased stress described below.