What goes on when you are getting exhausted

 

10 Signs You Are Emotionally Burnt Out

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I burned out. Here’s how I recovered.

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BURNOUT and the FASTEST Way to Recover

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Burnout Vs. Depression How To Tell the Difference

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Burnout Causes, symptoms and treatment

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Burnout Is Now A Legitimate Diagnosis: Here Are The Symptoms And How To Treat It | TODAY

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The Science of BURNOUT! | Kati Morton

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10 Signs You Are Emotionally Burnt Out

Video taken from the channel: TopThink


 

I burned out. Here’s how I recovered.

Video taken from the channel: Thomas Frank


 

BURNOUT and the FASTEST Way to Recover

Video taken from the channel: Kati Morton


 

Burnout Vs. Depression How To Tell the Difference

Video taken from the channel: Dr. Tracey Marks


 

The Science of BURNOUT! | Kati Morton

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Burnout Causes, symptoms and treatment

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Burnout Is Now A Legitimate Diagnosis: Here Are The Symptoms And How To Treat It | TODAY

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Job burnout is a special type of work-related stress — a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity. “Burnout” isn’t a medical diagnosis. Some experts think that other conditions, such as depression, are behind burnout. If you’re burned out at work, take a look back through your previous months and figure out when you last took a day off. Once you’ve gotten to the point where you tell yourself “okay crap, I pushed myself too hard, time to figure out how to get over the funk,” you can start to do something about it. Often, when people are burnt out, they spend a lot of time worrying that they’ll forget to do something or that something important is going to slip through the cracks.

Get organized, clear your. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.

As the stress continues, you begin to lose the interest and motivation that led you to take on a certain role in the first place. Furthermore, when you’re burned out, you provide less value than you would working in conditions that are more conducive to your performance and engagement. As.

Dictionary.com defines burnout as, “Physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress.” It’s important to get ahead of burnout and recognize the symptoms before it really takes a toll on your physical and mental health. Some signs that you may be experiencing the onset of burnout includ. Burnout at its core is a state of exhaustion brought on by excessive and prolonged career-related stress.

If you feel overwhelmed, drained, and unable to meet demands, you’re burned out, and a lot of aspects of your life will suffer. For instance, researchers have found that burnout is significant predictor of a number of health problems lik. When you burn out at work, you feel diminished, like a part of yourself has gone into hiding. Challenges that were formerly manageable feel insurmountable.

It’s. It undermines motivation, leaving a sense of hopelessness. For those experiencing burnout, every day is a bad day.

Burnout not only affects nurses, but also cascades onto the patients they care for. Studies show the link between nursing burnout and an increased likelihood of infections in patients. You work too hard and then start burning out, so you take a step back. If that doesn’t happen automatically, take steps to make sure it does. Force yourself to leave your job on time at least a few days a week and don’t take any work home with you.

Start slowly if you have to. Leave work on time one day a week and then increase it to two days.

List of related literature:

You burn out.

“Better Together: Restoring the American Community” by Robert D. Putnam, Lewis Feldstein, Donald J. Cohen
from Better Together: Restoring the American Community
by Robert D. Putnam, Lewis Feldstein, Donald J. Cohen
Simon & Schuster, 2004

You cannot ‘burn out’ unless you were ‘on fire’ to begin with.

“Research Companion to Organizational Health Psychology” by Alexander-Stamatios G. Antoniou, Cary L. Cooper
from Research Companion to Organizational Health Psychology
by Alexander-Stamatios G. Antoniou, Cary L. Cooper
Edward Elgar, 2005

most likely get burned out.

“The Drummer and the Great Mountain a Guidebook to Transforming Adult ADD / ADHD: Adult ADD / ADHD Holistic Support System” by Michael Joseph Ferguson
from The Drummer and the Great Mountain a Guidebook to Transforming Adult ADD / ADHD: Adult ADD / ADHD Holistic Support System
by Michael Joseph Ferguson
Luminaia, 2015

I don’t think the real part of you gets burnt out.

“The Joy of Burnout: How the End of the World Can Be a New Beginning” by Dina Glouberman
from The Joy of Burnout: How the End of the World Can Be a New Beginning
by Dina Glouberman
Skyros Books, 2007

you will have something remaining which is not completely burned out.

“Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice” by Shunryu Suzuki, David Chadwick
from Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind: Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
by Shunryu Suzuki, David Chadwick
Shambhala, 2010

A lot of people burn out.

“We Owe You Nothing: The Collected Interviews” by Daniel Sinker
from We Owe You Nothing: The Collected Interviews
by Daniel Sinker
Akashic Books (Ignition), 2007

People get burnt out.

“Lost Causes, The” by Jessica Koosed Etting
from Lost Causes, The
by Jessica Koosed Etting
Kids Can Press, 2017

Burned out?

“Sensible Shoes: A Story about the Spiritual Journey” by Sharon Garlough Brown
from Sensible Shoes: A Story about the Spiritual Journey
by Sharon Garlough Brown
InterVarsity Press, 2012

You won’t burn out.

“High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way” by Brendon Burchard
from High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way
by Brendon Burchard
Hay House, 2017

The interesting question, however, is not whether you are burned out, but to what extent you are burned out at this moment.

“On Being a Therapist” by Jeffrey A. Kottler
from On Being a Therapist
by Jeffrey A. Kottler
Wiley, 2010

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  • If you’re chugging along at something you don’t find particularly satisfying… would incorporating projects / hobbies/activities you DO find fulfilling help to reduce your likelihood of burnout?

  • Recovery

    1. True break, true vacation

    2. Reschedule, cut down, loosen up

    But only after next month, this month? Still the same schedule

    Yet still feel sooooo much more creative

    3. List out commitment and make a ± risk-to-reward comparison

    He: Use a financial spreadsheet to know how he’s able to maintain the business and payment i.e. the bottomline

    4. Mindset: Not every single piece of creation should be of the same level

    5. Mindset: there’s no magical timestamp when things will automatically goes right

    6. Reading

    Music

  • My problem is burnout from dealing with certain people, one toxic that I can’t cut out entirely & one that just needs a little work to keep from going the toxic route. The nice thing is I’m getting a fair amount of mental health recovery while recovering from surgery. The physical recovery requires little walks which the weather has been great for. The mental recovery has been filled with no morning alarm clock, adult coloring books, sitting on our deck listening to nature &, with more physical healing, it will shortly include a little videogaming & playing with my makeup however I feel.

  • some of the things i like to do to prevent/help burnout are dancing every day, drawing, writing, and engaging in stimulating conversations

  • What about burnout from a childhood of emotional abuse/emotional incest? Or does that fall into the longer term camp and get labelled depression?

  • Wow, thanks. I’ve been confused about the difference.

    I now understand I’m in a burnout phase. I have so much work piled up and so many missed deliverables that I don’t see myself catching up. The idea of someone even talking half of my workload would make me happier.

  • I really love your videos, and this one was truly helpful because I burned out and completed a month like this, feeling like a luser. With your own story and experience, I am now believing that I can go back on track. Thank you very much.:3

  • Sometimes it takes a step back. I know for me when I burn out I sleep a lot. I do make time for healthy meals and other activities that I enjoy. For self-care I love writing, washing my face each morning and night and drinking water.

  • This opened my eyes, i now know why im always lethargic and not motivated enough in job i was so passionate about. The guilt theory ������

  • I’m 17 years old and homeschooled. After some strange feelings I’ve been having for the last 2 months, I looked these up. My conclusion is a burnout. However, when I talked to my father out of concern, he ignored it, claiming burnouts to be only possible with adults. What should I do?

  • I’m hoping in this series you discuss some lifestyle changes to help us manage our cortisol. I have done some reading on my own about adrenal fatigue which I think clinically make sense regarding burnout and I would be interested if you could touch on this in the series. For now I’m trying to add in more exercise.

  • If work caused the burnout, why would you want to as quickly as possible go back to the place which caused the burnout in the first place? Quit working!

  • You’re videos have been so very helpful! I’m a housekeeper and I work for myself. When I started my “business” I never expected to grow as much as it did. It was more a way I knew I could support myself. After about the first year, (I’ve now been doing it nearly 4 years) I found myself severely burned out, even after hiring help. I’ll break down to the point of having no choice but to take time off bc my body is shutting down, then feel guilty and get right back at it, only to have it consistently happen again and again. Talking to family members and friends no one seemed to understand,aside from my now husband, which just made me feel guilty and weak. Hearing the way you described your burnout and what led up to it was so reassuring and gives me major hope. I stumbled on your videos about a week ago looking for something constructive to listen to while I work and every single one has had such practicable advice in it, but when this one started rolling, it hit home big time and I just had to let you know how much I appreciate what you’re doing!

  • I’m a medical doctor, currently busy with an advanced exam and with finishing my thesis.. alltogether with a limited time line.. I’ve never been in such a bad condition my whole life, I face dissociative phases, lost interest in life, time sensation, I look like a zoombie, isolated, literally falling apart
    me writing this is the first time I express that in over a year.. I just can’t go on like that

  • definitely me. especially the past 6 months or so. stuck at a job I hate and managing a relationship with someone who has toxic traits.

  • Guys, if you or someone you know is suffering from Burnout, we invite you to join our Free LIVE Workshop this Saturday, January 18 at 12pm Noon EST https://www.grooveenhancers.com/the-definitive-guide-to-surviving-burnout

  • Thank’s for sharing it. I’m going through a post-post-post burnout. Entrepreneuring is a passion I practice and currently run 2 businesses. 1 is the one I will perform once I become 50 I’m currently 40. The other one is my current and most important activity which offers us a living and is the foundation for the second one. Every year we are more advanced into our vision successfully, nevertheless the ammount of energy it takes is gigantic. I know what do I need to do, I have to manage my partying better. Cuz after being a husband, a daddy and an entrepreneur of 2 businesses, I thought partying was gonna be my scape valve, but it hasn’t since I still party as if I was 25. This advice and video have given me the answer to gain my energy back. I just need to be more disciplined. Thank u all for your comments.

  • Oh look, random video…

    Five minutes in… oh

    Eight minutes in… um…

    Ten minutes in… UM…

    I think I’ve had enough self diagnoses for one day.

  • Also very cool when you think about the amygdala getting larger and the impact on the prefrontal cortex as it relates to some of the more impulsive symptoms of burnout like absenteeism, ethical issues, and irritability. The enlarged amygdala is pushing impulsivity!

  • I’ve been thinking that I’m dealing with burnout right now. This video almost solidified a couple viewpoints that affirms what I thought. It was good to know that the symptoms of burnout and depression are similar because that’s what I thought I was feeling, but felt that it wasn’t depression. Also…my mind blew open when you talked about how we can feel guilty on the negative feelings, even when the positive feelings are a tangible thing. I’ve been getting many compliments on what I’ve done at my job, but don’t take time to acknowledge probably because I’m viewing/nitpicking the negative out of it. The “i could’ve done this better” or “I need to work on this”. That has been such a constant going on that it makes me feel better knowing that that is also a sign of burnout.

  • Yep, I am counting down my 6 days till I am gone. I have worked in a doctor’s office for many years and we are all way overworked, underpaid and not enough people to help. Patients suffer as well as employees and no one really seems to care so bye bye.

  • Such a helpful video Kati! As a recovering perfectionist, I am still in the early stages of ALLOWING myself to rest when I need it. When I do rest, it can be a huge struggle to quiet the voice in the back of my head that’s always got a list of “more productive” things I “should” be doing. I appreciate the reminder that taking breaks is a necessary part of being a healthy human! I think a lot of Americans are so entrenched in a capitalistic mindset that we believe we are only worth as much as we can work or produce. It’s really unhealthy.

  • for me; burn out for taking care of my family ill sister (multiple sclerosis, final state 38 years old), Bipolar type 1 father with personality disorder, neurotic obsessive mother, hard drug addict brother… well and myself bipolar type 2, social anxiety “Erythrophobia” (paroxetine help me with Erythrophobia; excessive blushing)…
    For me works work out (punch and kick a heavy bag, push ups, Calisthenics PULL UPS ), play videogames and a beer’

  • I think I got a burnout but I don’t know how to tell my mom this. She usually will convince me that I’m not and that I’m overreacting which I usually am but my grades in school have gone down and I come home everyday stressed and tired. This as well as I wake up

  • I try to make sure I get some decent nature time each week. If I don’t, I definitely notice my underlying stress increases.
    I also try to get some alone, quiet time each day. As a highly sensitive person, this helps me recharge my batteries to continue with this crazy thing we call life.

  • Kati, you’re incredible! Yes, taking breaks is so, so important. Thank you so much for sharing!! Your videos are always so helpful and have the greatest tips.

  • I’ve been a jailer for a year and a half and I started going through burnout after my 3rd month. I have my good days and my bad days

  • Gosh I have both! I have worked at home full time with my baby since we was born and he will two in March! Being a stay at home mom alone is a full time job and I am doing both! It hasn’t been easy! A lot of people say, “wow that’s a blessing” and while it is!! I get that because I’m happy I am with him versus a stranger, but it is NOT easy! I can’t give him the time he needs and wants and then I can’t step away from my job either since I have dead lines to reach with what I do. It’s hard and it’s a pull each day! I’m burned out because working at home makes home not feel like home. I feel like home is work and work is home! It also gives me cabin fever as I hardly leave the house! I work, take care of little one, cook, and clean! It’s not easy.. rewarding, but hard! I also lost two uncles back to back one in June and one in August(maternal uncles). They were brothers and both died unexpectedly and that threw me in a whirlwind of depression and fear! I was very close to the last one we were only 6 years apart. I also developed Graves Disease after having my child and then the health anxiety came on! Ugh ����‍♀️ my only hope is God! You really do help me thank you for your time in all this!

  • Homeless people Homeless people too many people who are homeless Shelters in the USA Shelters and get the homeless people out of the streets sleeping off the trains sleeping in the USA Shelters must have to close up all the dirty Shelters people who are at risk staff is at risk in the Shelters

  • I had experienced burnout and it brought me to the point of contemplating suicide. After an anxiety attack from the heavy workload & loss of heart in what I was doing I had a wake up call. I always thought I was never doing enough and after taking a break to step back. I realized how great I do have it and I am now seeking ways to really have a full life outside of work. Also, to actually enjoy the fruits of my labour which has paid off in ways I couldn’t realize in the dread of another work day. So far, I am feeling a lot better now. But, thank you for touching on this topic in such depth. Super excited to watch the rest of this series.:)

  • im not stressed, but for the past three days i have been like non-stop trying to grasp extremely hard concepts (successfully) like theory of relativity, space time, time dilation, all the dimensions up until the tenth, and many others. I think I thought about it too hard, because I feel like puking, plus, I have been so obsessed because I have ADHD that I haven’t been getting adequate sleep either:/ when will this go away?? I need my brain bak smh –

  • Dr. Marks, when you described the scenario of going away to relax and having your pile of work taken care of by somebody else, I literally felt all my muscles relax thinking about it. I am on a few days of vacation right now and thinking about the growing pile of work waiting for me is impacting my vacation time.

  • I’ve been going through burnout/overwhelm for a while now. Just now starting to work my way out of it. Implementing some of the gtd method has been helpful for me. I can totally relate to your point about feeling somewhat agitated about new potential projects, due to overwhelm. Thanks for sharing these tips! Also, you mentioned that you have an agent? I’m curious as to what type of agent you have.

  • Misdiagnosed. I was misdiagnosed. Burned-out I was, not depressed; because my brain was overloaded when using an SSRI and Remron. Which changed who I’m in a matter of two weeks.

  • Key to life is to live a simple life. “Go to school, get married, have kids, get a mortgage, get a well paying job to sustain this life style”….it goes on and on. Simple life is best.

  • Vidéo très intéressante comme d’habitude, merci! Si vous souhaitez savoir quels sont vos droits si vous faites un burnout je vous invite à regarder ma vidéo et à visiter a chaîne youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQbLpL1VOSA&t=7s

  • I have had same problem as phd student and teacher…in april I broke down…I have been home for six months, I am back now at work…I think to have learn that to have a slow approach to work and to enjoy the here and now more

  • As someone who works 8 and a half hours with no breaks (my field of work is allowed to do that to us, legally), I’m finding it so hard to manage burnout when we aren’t even provided with the bare minimum to keep going. I’m wondering how to bring this up to them in a professional manner.

  • I have both, I think. I know I’m depressed I’ve been diagnosed but I also think I have a burn out. So this video was quite weird for me��

  • Mine is: Dancing, listening to good healthy music, drawing, journaling, practicing mindfulness meditation, going out with family or friends, and sometimes alone quiet time and rest. I am also looking for new ways of self care:)

  • It’s expensive here in japan to see a therapist. It was hard for me to keep weekly visit to a therapist. I couldn’t afford it.
    I’m not sure whether I got recovered or not…

  • Mine is: Dancing, listening to good healthy music, drawing, journaling, practicing mindfulness meditation, going out with family or friends, and sometimes alone quiet time and rest. I am also looking for new ways of self care:)

  • I’m definitely burned out! I’m just over it. I need a break from eveverything. Its manifesting into anger and some hormonal depression.
    Thx for this video Doc ��‍⚕️

  • Mr mayor bill de blasio and mr president Donald Trump and the other government officials the homeless people out of the dirty shelter people who are in the USA Shelters must be taken out and taken seriously now is not clean and sterile and safe exposes the coronavirus and what is coming next get people out of the dirty shelter stop warehousing people in the USA dirty Shelters and get the homeless people out of the dirty shelter people are in the Shelters system too long living 5 years in the Shelters system is failing people is inhumane is inhumane close every shelter in the USA now for good reason is coronavirus and what is coming next don’t want wait for the homeless people body counting and mass burials to be taken place taken seriously this is a code blue now is not 32 degrees outside now is the coronavirus get it what is coming next now help them get the homeless people out of the dirty shelter and off the streets sleeping off the trains sleeping now help them get the government voucher grant program to help them get the housing needs and money need more vulnerable people help small businesses help them the homeless people who don’t have the money place to self quarantine at greatest risk of getting dying coronavirus it doesn’t play or discriminating against anyone help the homeless people out of the Shelters system and the Shelters system must be close down for good get the homeless people out off the streets sleeping off the trains sleeping now help them the homeless people out 100 no more excuses no more lies

  • Hi Lolleranne, a burn-out is indeed a serious disorder and it is very important to recognize the symptoms and get help on time. Best, Healthchannel

  • My fav things to do is take a “time out” about 10 minutes of it’s something light that’s causing me stress. If I get TOO stressed out, I’ll stay in and watch good movies for a few days and eat “better for me” foods until I feel like I can get back out and be social again. I love you for saying “it all depends on what recharges you, and how much time you need”! You’re so right! Every circumstance is different, sometimes a few minutes helps, sometimes a whole week is needed! Thank you Kati! <3

  • When I’m feeling burned out, it seems like no amount of personal time is enough. Maybe the solution is just to go ahead and do a small amount of personal time each day until things feel more balanced.

  • I just told my boss I’m experiencing burnout due to working full time and studying full time and she was like oh so you need a day off? So I decided to quit completely, since having her ask me every day when I’ll come back would add even more stress. Good video!

  • A struggle I have is that there is so many things to do or sort out that if I take a break for a day or whatever it feels like I’m wasting time when I could (should?) be getting things done. So the break is spent worrying rather than recovering. I understand the benefit of the break but it’s not enough to change the negative feeling that I should be getting on with what needs to be done.

  • My therapist gave up on me when my meds gave me hell, she didnt care about that the changes in the medications made me go crazy and said i cant help u anymore, and she “fired” me as a paitent. Now i dont want to go to another therapist. Can u do a video about why a terapisyt gives up on u

  • The most interesting thing to me is that there is a psychological component and we could get help from a professional to reevaluate who we are, why we’re doing things, and what we want now.

  • It is so refreshing to see a video like this. One where you’re being real, definitely, but one that doesn’t have all the camera angles and stuff. I enjoy those now and again, but this type of video lets me just focus on what you need to say instead of trying to pay attention to the “video” story at the same time.

  • Well done Kati! Great to see how your channel is growing, and just getting better! We met about a year ago at MGM waiting to go on camera. You gave me some courage to start my channel.

  • Can you do a video on the impact Child sexual abuse has on sexuality. I was sexually abused by both men and women and im now in my 30s and experiencing real serious confusion about my own sexual identity and im pretty sure its related to the abuse but im not sure.

  • What if you can’t really cut back on commitments? I’m a medical student and I’m spending 10 hours per day in the hospital and then have to study afterward. I can barely get food in my system and for the gym in occasionally

  • With the way you talk about burnout. A break every 45 minuets is okay for some of us as clients making $20.00 a week in a program.

  • I really liked this rambly heart to heart style video from Tom. Perhaps more than the crazy tech bells and whistles. Thanks for the important message and please take care!

  • BURN-OUT
    En daar zat Cavia weer op kantoor. Buiten woei het, en er tikte een tak tegen het raam.
    Kim mailde: ‘Maar wat is er dan gebeurd?’
    ‘Enzo moest ineens terug. Vanwege de raad van bestuur. Maar verder was het heel leuk.’
    Gelukkig had Enzo haar meteen gebeld toen ze weer in Nederland waren. En hij had gezegd dat ze snel weer gingen afspreken. Maar ze wist niet of ze hem nu moest bellen of juist niet.
    Kim begon met rollende ogen haar aandacht te vragen maar omdat Ruud dit soort onderonsjes altijd meteen doorhad, mailde Cavia snel: ‘Later.’
    ‘Daar hou ik je aan!’ mailde Kim terug. 
    Even later kwam er ook een mail van Roy binnen, waar alleen maar in stond: ‘Wat hoor ik nou?’
    Meteen daarna zei Ruud ineens: ‘Zo Caaf, heb je de banden met het moederconcern even lekker strak aangehaald?’ Hij lachte.
    ‘Hm,’ zei Cavia.
    Het was stil. Kim mailde: ‘Hij heeft het niet van mij.’
    ‘Ja, mag ik even iedereens aandacht?’ klonk het ineens uit de hoek van Stella. ‘Harm-Jan van IT komt voorlopig niet meer op het werk omdat hij een burn-out heeft, dus als iemand nog een neefje heeft dat iets van IT weet…’
    ‘Hè?’ zei Kim. ‘Harm-Jan?’
    ‘Wilde hij dat zelf wel?’ vroeg Cavia achterdochtig.
    ‘Nou, dat laat ik even in het midden,’ zei Stella. ‘Maar in algemene zin kan ik erover zeggen dat we hier werken met mensen die gemotiveerd zijn en er voor de volle tweehonderd procent voor kunnen gaan, en anders zoeken we naar een oplossing.’ 
    ‘Maar hij komt toch wel terug?’ vroeg Kim. 
    ‘Daar gaat de bedrijfsarts over,’ zei Stella, ‘maar de kern van mijn boodschap was dus: áls je een werkloze nerd kent… graag melden.’ 
    ‘Burn-out is natuurlijk ook gewoon een ander woord voor aanstelleritis,’ zei Ruud. 
    ‘Nou Ruud, dat moet je niet zeggen,’ begon Kim, ‘ik ken iemand die helemaal niet meer kon ademen, echt!’
    ‘Als je helemaal niet meer kunt ademen, dan ga je dood,’ zei Ruud. ‘Wat uiteindelijk ook een oplossing van het probleem is.’
    Het was even stil.
    Cavia’s telefoon trilde. Een sms. Van Enzo.
    ‘Ik kan best lekker koken,’ stond er.

  • Such a growing problem these days…. There are specific skill sets to manage burnout, including 1) set some boundariesat work and at home 2) step back from the situation to gain some clarity. Often we are too close to the situation to get correct perspectives 3) find an accountability partner or coach to help you stay accountable to your boundaries. It’s easy to fall back into old habits without someone to report back to! These three steps can start you on a path to regain some control in your life. I’m a women’s burnout coach and can share more proven techniques that have brought profound clarity, peace and productivity to my students. Offering a masterclass exclusively for women: Basing Burnout and Reclaim your Life. If you are interested in learning more, reply directly to me below.

  • I had experienced burnout and it brought me to the point of contemplating suicide. After an anxiety attack from the heavy workload & loss of heart in what I was doing I had a wake up call. I always thought I was never doing enough and after taking a break to step back. I realized how great I do have it and I am now seeking ways to really have a full life outside of work. Also, to actually enjoy the fruits of my labour which has paid off in ways I couldn’t realize in the dread of another work day. So far, I am feeling a lot better now. But, thank you for touching on this topic in such depth. Super excited to watch the rest of this series.:)

  • I think that I need at least a month to rest. Therapy doesn’t work. Exercise, meditation, yoga, you name it. Or is it only in my head? I sometimes feel guilty about it because there’s nothing bad in my life

  • I have a huge blackout that derived from a huge Burnout that was caused by work issue, health issue and a depression that was leading to my end. I had some huge issue caused by my undiagnosed celiac disease that slowly slowly took away from me all the vital energy. Then of course a work environment that was toxic as fuck and unfortunately a relationship that at that time was really bad due to my situation. I recognize that at the time I most likely got back my childhood depression and my Adhd came so fast that irritability, aggression and so on became so powerful that when I experienced those emotion I suffered with memory loss. I “think” that the major effect came when during one night out I was able to discuss about my problems with someone who works in the mental environment and she managed to opened me like a kid. I most likely had a one night stand and someone informed my current partner and the only things that I do remember is that someone was driving me at my home and when I opened that damn it door I saw my partner having a double penetration. That was the trigger. I went out and God damn it, I do not know what happened. Please whenever your partner is trying to reach out to you, find some time to listen to him and advocate him. I really do not know what will happen to me, since I really suffered a lot. This Burnout and all the list all the problems that I had encounter and listed above destroyed me. I personally tried to live and healthy life, I tried to be a good human being for the society and for anyone that was and is still around me. Guys we are here to Stand tall.

  • Heck, I could have really used info like this a few years ago. I was burning for what felt like that whole year. Talking about those neurological changes, it scares me. But I understand it better now. Why I used to lash out at all my friends. Why I would just sit in corners rocking back and forth. Why I felt the urge to just go and kick a tree sometimes. I thought I was losing my mind. I suppose it was more like my mind was changing under me, knowing what I do now.

  • Hey Kati, I’m a little confused. I’ve been told it’s good to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, and I’ve also been told to only eat when I’m hungry. What do I do if I’m not hungry in the mornings?

  • Currently reducing my burnout by simply living day to day and trying not to focus on the future too much because that’s a great source of anxiety for me! But then again seeing the bigger picture also helps?? Also lots of naps and cuddles when I’m at home from work.

  • Thank you Kati for creating this wonderful video and giving me some tools to use. This is a wonderful topic to talk about. Please do more video on this wonderful topic.

  • I really like how you’re your natural self in your videos and you don’t really try to be a perfect person just because you’re a psychologist! Thank you so much! ������

  • Armageddon! Nice to see one of my faves randomly pop up!
    Thank you for sharing this with us. It’s actually more helpful when people share their struggles and give a level of transparency. It helps others to connect and not feel like they are the only ones struggling.

  • I esp like 1:40 1:45. I can’t believed I learned all of that within 5 seconds! Honestly, being so burnt out from everything, the last thing on my mind is to READ anything about being burnt out, so THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! <3 This animation and the people that made it rocks! God Bless =)

  • Thank you for this message… I feel that I am almost on a point of no return. Not yet. Your video made me realize that I can choose a different life. I am already on that path. This just made me more willing to change. So thank you for this.

  • Back when I used to volunteer at a rabbit rescue I was told that burnout is very common in the rescue world (and also that vets have a high rate of suicide). Seeing so many bad cases and animals dying despite your efforts, as well as the emotional effect of witnessing neglect and trying to educate ignorant/stubborn people. It all gets too much…but then you feel guilty for feeling that way because the animals need an avdvocate and continued support. It takes a lot of emotional and mental strength to be involved in that world.

  • Another great video, thank you Kati! It really helps me understand the difference between depression and burnout and many thanks to Dr. Lieberman, for his contribution. I really enjoyed watching this conversation and one highlight (and maybe eyeopener in some way) was, that he said, that burnout is probably another form of depression.
    And that burnout is not only work-related, but also relates to bad relationships.
    Thank you Kati, keep up your great work your channel taught me a lot and helped me so much, also in evaluating my therapy!

  • The problem is there are quite a few employers out there that don’t care. They will work you until you break and just get someone else. Yes you can just quit but that is sometimes easier said than done.

  • Terrible video, stay the fuck away from anti-depressants if you are experiencing a physical burnout. Anti-depressants will completely fuck your endocrine system up, especially if you are predisposed via physical exhaustion

  • THE ANIMATIONS!!! Also thank you for this video. Im struggling with a job i love and pays well but recently has become quite grueling to go to. Funny how this popped up just in time.

  • When you’re mentally hurt so much that you don’t feel sadness/emotions anymore, just plain face and be like “yeah im used to this”

  • Ideas:
    1) exercise maybe 4-5 days a week with resistance some but mostly aerobic
    2) prioritize eating regular healthy meals for calorie needs
    3) prioritize working with a therapist weekly
    4) spoil yourself doing something fun
    5) pursue your actual passions in free time or professionally
    6) mix up your life routine from time to time or make it consistent if you’re too mixed up
    7) laugh. Find shit to laugh at. They should offer tickle services or absurdity services. I’m sure whatever is released here is antiburnout chemically.
    8) find emotionally filling relationships, not draining ones.

    As someone who doesn’t have the luxury of vacation time or sick days, these things keep me going.

  • Thank you so much for this! It’s so so so relatable. I have been a YouTuber for 7 years and just listening to “what it is” makes me feel relieved, like… oh I’m not going crazy ☺️

  • I’m going on a week long cruise with plans to poolside lounge, as well as outdoors excursions, before starting a new and hopefully less stressful job. I hit major burnout with my last inpatient oncology nursing job.

    Is this the only recovery video you have on recovery? Seems short compared to the causes vids.

  • Thanks for sharing this I’ve just come to the realisation I’ve been going through burnout for a couple of years and it’s good to hear of another person/guy going through the same thing.

  • New normal hand you a device eg laptop a code for: you’re expected to work 50-60 hrs or be “on call “. Technology helps and hurts us. Many people looking for a balance

  • I’ve been thinking that I’m dealing with burnout right now. This video almost solidified a couple viewpoints that affirms what I thought. It was good to know that the symptoms of burnout and depression are similar because that’s what I thought I was feeling, but felt that it wasn’t depression. Also…my mind blew open when you talked about how we can feel guilty on the negative feelings, even when the positive feelings are a tangible thing. I’ve been getting many compliments on what I’ve done at my job, but don’t take time to acknowledge probably because I’m viewing/nitpicking the negative out of it. The “i could’ve done this better” or “I need to work on this”. That has been such a constant going on that it makes me feel better knowing that that is also a sign of burnout.

  • Hey Tom, great video as always! Thanks for making a very raw and unfiltered video. Although this video has been very helpful, it seems more applicable to “adulting”, if that makes sense. In high school and college, it’s kind of hard to cut out commitments, because most of these commitments are priorities. If you could make a video that’s friendly to students when it comes to the topic of burn out, that would be awesome! ��

  • My personal self care technique is building and using my music studio. It seems to annoy my parents that that’s the majority of what I spend my money on, but honestly life is too short to spend it on anything other than that. As long as I at least have some survival money each month I’m good. Hahaha

  • i ACTUALLY BURNOUT while working in a company and doing my masters studies starting from the panic attacks, psychosis, and enentually end up living with my parents at home. Now, I just having panic and fear just from the thought of working or getting a job.

  • Hi Rubeidy, Thank you for your comment. Burn can occur at any age. However, in general the burnout rate is marginally higher among higher educated than among lower educated and relatively low among young employed. Research has shown that young employed less often developed burnout symptoms than their older counterparts. In the 15-25 age bracket, one in ten has burnout symptoms, as against more than one in seven over-25s. Hope this answers your question? Hugs, HealthchannelTV

  • Once we recognize the symptoms are cause by burnout we can be more conscious about how we react to them. Next time I feel road rage I’m going to try to control the way I react to it by saying ‘calm down!! This is just your amygdala enlarging” and see how I react.:)

  • Recovery

    1. True break, true vacation

    2. Reschedule, cut down, loosen up

    But only after next month, this month? Still the same schedule

    Yet still feel sooooo much more creative

    3. List out commitment and make a ± risk-to-reward comparison

    He: Use a financial spreadsheet to know how he’s able to maintain the business and payment i.e. the bottomline

    4. Mindset: Not every single piece of creation should be of the same level

    5. Mindset: there’s no magical timestamp when things will automatically goes right

    6. Reading

    Music

  • My husband always is in automatic it scares me specially if he’s driving I know he is in that mode when he starts repeating his own words time and time again I can predict what he says before he does is there a link?

  • Better listen to the advices, or you will end up like mea complete wreck, suicidal, have tremors and constant anxiety, now leaving my career before I snap and endanger myself. Get help while it is minor, do not wait for things to simmer.

  • For me, it really helped to know that we can suffer from burnout from things not necessarily job-related like being a stay at home mom or maybe even studying. Because there were times in my life when I was going through this and I wasn’t working at that time. I had no idea why I was being so… emotional. Naturally, if the amygdala is enlarged, it’d make things like anger outbursts or even crying spells that much more common and it helps me understand myself better. Thanks Katie, really helped <3

  • Thank you for another great discussion Kati. It’s very comforting to know that professionals such as yourself and Dr. Lieberman are able to explain these issues so openly and simply. My thoughts are that feelings of burnout and depression are normal in our lives as humans. I think that what is so important is how each of us develop a sense of self awareness and instinctual confidence when we go thru those feelings, and it is so important that during that period, almost step outside of our body and mind to take an objective look at ourselves as it is happening. Then, we can see how it is possible to overcome it by acknowledging it, accepting that it is normal to feel that way, and gain perspective which is what will help us rid our ill thoughts. Almost like riding an ocean wave. We can survive it if we just believe that we are capable of handling it. And always knowing that we are not alone. Ever. ��❤️

  • Dude, I loved the honesty and transparency here. I was impressed with how well you were able to articulate such a tricky topic. And I’m glad to hear you’re doing better!

  • Burnt out means racism of the white person that is too tired to protest for black people to have a better life. Now I’m bad for working and getting tired. I can’t reach the expectations of what is said on
    The internet which is to protest.
    If you think that you’re great, you’re not depressed. If you don’t think that you’re a racist, you’re not depressed. If you don’t think that you’re psycho, you’re not depressed. Too many people feel grandiosity while I hate myself. People make me feel like I am a horrible person. I have to stay away from certain people because I am afraid that they will tell me off.

  • I told myself at the first of the year that i would take one day a week to not worry about the sales and survival. But haven’t been able to do that yet. I have forgotten what a vacation is, fun or a social event is. Disability barely pays the rent. My working on videos is one way for me to unwind. Then i feel like i have completed something. Have not been able to work since Jan 2014. Am still looking for a counselor and three other doctors.

  • Lets not forget the brain is Neuroplastic and can be restored to a much more healthy balance with the right therapeutic help and self care. There is always hope for a better mental health future.

  • well thats interesting i must have been burnout i had most of the symptoms as a support person to my sister and i work full time i was starting to loose control of my sense of self weird pains started to happen its mostly gone as my sister has been in hospital for the passed month but stress is still there loud an clear oh makes so much sense now thank you

  • I’ve felt de personalized and unappreciated at work. The people are toxic. I’m not legally getting paid all I’m working for. But with covid going on and no vehicle I’m limited to a small town and my only option would be customer service. I quit customer service after 8 years because it drained me of having any self worth. I really don’t want to go back

  • Thank you for this. I was starting to feel crippling burnout earlier in the year (a mix of a long commute and a toxic and isolated office environment) to the point where I would consistently oversleep, and feel like I had to physically drag myself to work each day. I was trying to figure out how to address it with my employer by advocating for a partial remote schedule when the pandemic hit. Once allowed to work from home full-time due to the shelter-in-place mandates, my overall mood and attitude to my work improved significantly. Now forced to return to the office, my anxiety levels are suddenly back up, and I’m having mood swings, episodes of sleepless and diarrhea, plus brain fog on the days I have to go in. It’s becoming pretty clear that a minor adjustment in my schedule isn’t going to fix this, and I need to find a long-term solution in the form another job.

  • I completely agree with + Rubén Sánchez. Burn-out syndrome is caused by insanity of today’s world and by approach of people to each other. This is a sad truth.

  • I adore all the animation/cutaways that’s in here, really helps to visualise all this brain talk! Finding this series super interesting, thanks Katie ☺️

  • I’m burned out…I feel so sad right now as i type this. I never got the chance to travel ANYWHERE. Soon as i was about to book my first trip, covid happened now I’m stuck here. I work at the unemployment office so my workload quadrupled almost overnight. I’m blessed to have a job but I need a vacation. I wish I would’ve had the chance to travel before all this happened because I know things will never be the same…

  • I’m going on a week long cruise with plans to poolside lounge, as well as outdoors excursions, before starting a new and hopefully less stressful job. I hit major burnout with my last inpatient oncology nursing job.

    Is this the only recovery video you have on recovery? Seems short compared to the causes vids.

  • Burned out? I guess we refer to very different states of fatigue with that then. Did your body feel really heavy, heavy as “lead”? Were you so tired that you struggled to do even any ordinary chores like cooking a meal or washing your hair, and things like that being the goal of the day?

  • The music on this video sounds like a cereal commercial. I keep expecting to see milk being poured from an improbable height on fiberglass corn flakes.

  • For me, it really helped to know that we can suffer from burnout from things not necessarily job-related like being a stay at home mom or maybe even studying. Because there were times in my life when I was going through this and I wasn’t working at that time. I had no idea why I was being so… emotional. Naturally, if the amygdala is enlarged, it’d make things like anger outbursts or even crying spells that much more common and it helps me understand myself better. Thanks Katie, really helped <3

  • Hi Samimalmstrom, all easier said than done. Most people need to work for an income and for many people working is an important part of their lives. To get over the burn-out it can be important to “get back in society” after a while when one is ready for it. When you have a burn-out that’s related to a specific workplace, you probably will be advised to build up work hours in a different company to avoid tension. Kind regards

  • My passion is art. I started drawing for as long as i can remember, and i’d draw all day and night. It was really fun to do, but recently i’ve been feeling unmotivated to draw. Not even just sketch. It felt painful to draw or paint anything and for some reason i can’t think of anything to draw anymore. I don’t have a tight schedule, and the only thing pressuring me is school.

    It might be art block, but i’ve never had such an intense unmotivated feeling before. I’m getting worried that i might be losing interest in my passion because it’s the best thing about me. I’ve invested so much into my passion.

    I need help. Is this burnout kinda thing just part of the journey? Should i just keep my mind off my passion for a while? I really need guidance.

  • I’m almost crying from watching this video. As a self-funded PhD researcher, I’ve been incredibly driven and engaged in my work but in the last couple of months my supervisor has turned against me, discarded all my work and made me feel completely worthless. Most of my thoughts now revolve around feeling lost, empty and dumb. And for the first time in my life, I’ve lost all interest in what I do.

  • Thank you for this video. I have bipolar disorder and this video has helped me a lot to clarify the trigger for my depression episode recently. I need to move to a different company to work for.

  • Wal-Mart burned me out even though I was on anti depressants… They knew I was leaving but manger decided “today” would be my last day I just had to finish the work. Why should I finish my work if they won’t let me finish my two weeks? I just turned around, clocked out and never looked back. Best decision ever.

  • I’m burned out…I feel so sad right now as i type this. I never got the chance to travel ANYWHERE. Soon as i was about to book my first trip, covid happened now I’m stuck here. I work at the unemployment office so my workload quadrupled almost overnight. I’m blessed to have a job but I need a vacation. I wish I would’ve had the chance to travel before all this happened because I know things will never be the same…

  • I don’t know what to do? I experience depersonalization from time to time. I am very forgetful and disorganized ( all my life long).

    I have mental hyperactivity, problem focusing etc… my md prescribed me add meds which is helping me a lot with school and my therapist thinks I’m having a burnout only so far…

  • This just makes me wonder: are people who are more vulnerable to depression, due to being genetically predisposed and whatnot, also more likely to experience burnout?

  • im burnt out yet i don’t know that i am. and now that i know that i am burnt out, it is already leading me to depression. any ways to help?

  • This opened my eyes, i now know why im always lethargic and not motivated enough in job i was so passionate about. The guilt theory ������

  • Better listen to the advices, or you will end up like mea complete wreck, suicidal, have tremors and constant anxiety, now leaving my career before I snap and endanger myself. Get help while it is minor, do not wait for things to simmer.

  • I burned out at the same time as my regular S.A.D kicked in. I’m due to start Uni again in January, but I don’t think I’m over any of it yet >< hooray

  • My personal self care technique is building and using my music studio. It seems to annoy my parents that that’s the majority of what I spend my money on, but honestly life is too short to spend it on anything other than that. As long as I at least have some survival money each month I’m good. Hahaha

  • I definitely have this and I’m looking to work for myself every job js the same so you’ll burnout where ever you go folks gotta start becoming they’re own boss

  • So is there a good channel about real burnout? I am at home for 2 months, I am exhausted and I have difficulty to do anything. I used to be really fit and I loved my job.
    These American channels don’t seem to have any answers for burnout.

  • This so correct. The burnout can trigger a depression. That’s what happened to me 1 year ago. I felt totally trapt in a job that was not fulfilling in any way that I couldn’t function any more. I was 62 years old and had no perspective. Afther 2 1/2 years I finally got better. I’m retired and doing good.
    Thank you for the clear information ����

  • Burnt out means racism of the white person that is too tired to protest for black people to have a better life. Now I’m bad for working and getting tired. I can’t reach the expectations of what is said on
    The internet which is to protest.
    If you think that you’re great, you’re not depressed. If you don’t think that you’re a racist, you’re not depressed. If you don’t think that you’re psycho, you’re not depressed. Too many people feel grandiosity while I hate myself. People make me feel like I am a horrible person. I have to stay away from certain people because I am afraid that they will tell me off.

  • Terrible video, stay the fuck away from anti-depressants if you are experiencing a physical burnout. Anti-depressants will completely fuck your endocrine system up, especially if you are predisposed via physical exhaustion

  • Thank you so much for this video. My 19yr old daughter was 5150 and 5250 due to a hypomania episode she never had displayed before. She was diagnosed w BD and we are devastated. We are supporting her and you made me understand w all of your videos! Thank you.

  • I try to make sure I get some decent nature time each week. If I don’t, I definitely notice my underlying stress increases.
    I also try to get some alone, quiet time each day. As a highly sensitive person, this helps me recharge my batteries to continue with this crazy thing we call life.

  • If you’re chugging along at something you don’t find particularly satisfying… would incorporating projects / hobbies/activities you DO find fulfilling help to reduce your likelihood of burnout?

  • 1 tip for emotionally burnt out people!!

    Don’t watch a video listing everything you’re experiencing as it reminds you of every emotion and boost the severity every all of them back to an equal level as some were finally about to leave my head and then you see the sign and it’s back. Yayyyy

  • Thanks for the series, it has offered me some good insight, but I can’t help but notice that your solutions and general tone is primarily applicable to cushy corporate jobs (ie mid to high salary) and nearly impossible for low wage hourly workers. I don’t take for granted that I can implement these solutions but it feels out of touch with the majority of laborers. You should really look at the angle of burnout from the systemic socio-economic boot stepping on the necks of so many as I feel that is the actual problem with this current corporate-socialism “capitalism” of the day.

    LIke I said I can do these things as a comfortable tech worker, but these videos feel so out of touch with my generation.

  • When I look at myself in the mirror I force myself to believe that I’m fine and that I’m okay, then it starts to make me cry every time I’m hurt physically or emotionally I do this and idk

  • Just yesterday on my day off, I went for a long bike ride in the sunshine. Went to the park & Down town to the Mall. It was awesome! ��❤️ It was worth it even though I had a flat tire the next day ��. Other things I like to do are go out and watch a movie, or take long walks, and listen to music while I’m walking, eat out. Meditation is a daily thing for me. Sometimes I’ll spend a long time drawing…I write poetry quite often. I’m lucky enough to have vacation time where I can take a week off every other month. When I do that, I mostly just veg out, sleep in… play video games. I’ll take a trip to a local park even, or go to a local event. I used to never do these things, and it seemed like my life revolved around work too much, so I started really questioning what I wanted out of life.

  • Sad I missed this, it didn’t hit my sub box �� Love keeping this discussion going though. I work in residential behavioral health and I love my job, I love impacting the lives of my clients and seeing their growth but it’s so easy to get burnt out when they go through aggressive/combative spikes in behavior.

  • I’ve been feeling extremely down lately. I cant bring myself to do anything let alone wash the dishes, even though I know I have so many things to do. I’m in my final year of university and find it so hard to focus and complete projects. I can’t tell if I’m burnt out or have depression.

  • Why would you need antidepressants for burnout? Seems like best and most logical option would be personal leave. Take a week off and just decompress

  • I know you wont see this but….Thank you. Thank you. I went threw a bad burn out. And never quite understood it. Or I’d have people tell me that “a burn out is nothing”. Or to “sick it up and stop being lazy”. So thank you. Thank you for once again making me feel like I’m not alone. Thank you for educating all of us. You are incredible <3!!

  • The problem is there are quite a few employers out there that don’t care. They will work you until you break and just get someone else. Yes you can just quit but that is sometimes easier said than done.

  • Please make a video about the deadly sins. Could you please make a video about pride, haughtiness and vanity. There are many people who are suffering from it.

  • Having a “mental health day” today from residency because I felt like I “wasn’t a person”. I woke up feeling a “boulder”. It’s hard to explain.

  • it’s strange because due to a recent life event, i feel like prior to it I had burnout that has now spiralled into low-level depression. But it’s probably best to consult a doctor irl than self-diagnose, thank you for the helpful comparisons!

  • I been watching your videos now for a while I just started Theraphy I was in the hospital twice in the last couple months wondering is normal for frist few therapy sessions More about your therapist getting to know you and your story

  • I’m a medical doctor, currently busy with an advanced exam and with finishing my thesis.. alltogether with a limited time line.. I’ve never been in such a bad condition my whole life, I face dissociative phases, lost interest in life, time sensation, I look like a zoombie, isolated, literally falling apart
    me writing this is the first time I express that in over a year.. I just can’t go on like that

  • Don’t work after 1800. Work hard during the day but devote evening for yourself, friends, family, relaxing, movies, going out etc. Just remember pomodoro, when the alarm goes off, you let go everything momentarily! 😉

  • Once we recognize the symptoms are cause by burnout we can be more conscious about how we react to them. Next time I feel road rage I’m going to try to control the way I react to it by saying ‘calm down!! This is just your amygdala enlarging” and see how I react.:)

  • my emotion is out of control.like when i watch tv my emotion get connected to tv or to anyone anywhere beside me.what should i do.please tell me.

  • I’ve been working for weeks now. But I need the money. I’m so tired and my body shakes sometimes. I can’t wait to get vacation or even two days straight off

  • I’ve been going through burnout/overwhelm for a while now. Just now starting to work my way out of it. Implementing some of the gtd method has been helpful for me. I can totally relate to your point about feeling somewhat agitated about new potential projects, due to overwhelm. Thanks for sharing these tips! Also, you mentioned that you have an agent? I’m curious as to what type of agent you have.

  • I think the issue is many people can’t take the break they need or they don’t think they can. Few people can just take a month off. Bills need to be paid or young kids need to be cared for & not everyone has people who can help with these things. House chores can stack up to if you don’t do it & add to stress. Also like me many feel guilty or irresponsible taking the break they can’t forget all the things that need to be done. Many are stuck in jobs that don’t pay back what you put in but they have to do that job to feed their family. I think this video is a little too simplistic & generalised. Needs more specific practical ways for people who can’t just take a month off or take breaks every 45 mins (like people who waitress, work in a store, factory line work ect) or even take the weekend off. I was surprised how short this video was being as it’s the most important video. Maybe this is why people get burned out sometimes there is no quick solution or some people have it tough but we don’t like to admit life is often not fair or easy. I know the intention is good but you may just be adding to the guilt or misery of people who genuinely can’t follow the advice in this video. Yes many can follow the advice which it’s great if you can but many are stuck in situations where they just can’t follow this advice. Think we need a longer more detailed video on this. Thanks ����

  • I had to kick myself out of my mother’s house because I had burn out for a few years. My mental health is a million times better now. ��

  • I love everything you have to offer, you’ve inspired me a lot over many many years, and your channel has long been my go-to whenever i need to think rationally about problems with my productivity and my struggles as a student in college. I’m graduating this year with a Bachelor in Computer Science and I just hope you read my comment and know how much your channel meant to me:)

  • Me who went away from everything..for one month to heal from everything that is happening in my life, but still burnt out: he-
    Teachers: where tf is YOuR 5 notebooks, 140 page long hoMework?!

  • I used to be really depressed but I handled that by myself but it’s like it left me fucked up I just dont feel anything anymore no emotions just emptiness

  • I can’t afford to do any of these and I don’t have any money so the solution is obviously to overthrow the dominant economic paradigm.

  • I actually really liked the way you structured this video! The story time way of structuring gave context and weight to the tips you had to share and increased the overall deliverability of your points

  • I know you wont see this but….Thank you. Thank you. I went threw a bad burn out. And never quite understood it. Or I’d have people tell me that “a burn out is nothing”. Or to “sick it up and stop being lazy”. So thank you. Thank you for once again making me feel like I’m not alone. Thank you for educating all of us. You are incredible <3!!

  • Working long physical grave shift hours and let me tell you that by the end of my shift I feel like I am stoned and drunk…it really sucks the life out of me when it comes to cleaning because my car is filled with garbage…I am literally Oscar the Grouch lifestyle, but on my days off I make sure to get plenty of rest and I deep clean like crazy

  • Its noice seeing you using pauses, relating yourself to the material, making the topic interesting by asking questions and having like a thriller movie as if, “i wonder what she is gonna go with this” kinda moments from the viewers. subscribed cause of that. oh yeah and i guess the topic is good too!
    PS: What was this video about?

  • Thanks for all of the work you do, Thomas. You’ve helped me through countless difficult moments in my life the past few years. I would be much worse off if you hadn’t started this channel and made such quality, helpful content.

  • Back when I used to volunteer at a rabbit rescue I was told that burnout is very common in the rescue world (and also that vets have a high rate of suicide). Seeing so many bad cases and animals dying despite your efforts, as well as the emotional effect of witnessing neglect and trying to educate ignorant/stubborn people. It all gets too much…but then you feel guilty for feeling that way because the animals need an avdvocate and continued support. It takes a lot of emotional and mental strength to be involved in that world.

  • Effects of bunout may include increase drug use, high blood pressure, etc. If you’re suffering from burnout effects, we advise you to see your gp.
    Best regards, Healthchannel

  • Left a job last month for this. I walked, given the choice. I have a low wage, no responsibility time filler job now. I will get back on the horse someday. Fed the F up with all of it, drained, apathetic, dissociated…… ‘Put me on a highway, show me a sign, and take it to the limit one more time….’

  • I’ve been taught when deprived of peace,sleep, Sleeps longer and rest in peace.Why the ones unable to do anything positive while awakes burn mental health

  • My passion is art. I started drawing for as long as i can remember, and i’d draw all day and night. It was really fun to do, but recently i’ve been feeling unmotivated to draw. Not even just sketch. It felt painful to draw or paint anything and for some reason i can’t think of anything to draw anymore. I don’t have a tight schedule, and the only thing pressuring me is school.

    It might be art block, but i’ve never had such an intense unmotivated feeling before. I’m getting worried that i might be losing interest in my passion because it’s the best thing about me. I’ve invested so much into my passion.

    I need help. Is this burnout kinda thing just part of the journey? Should i just keep my mind off my passion for a while? I really need guidance.

  • I’m about to embark on a quest to heal my 3 years running burnout by ditching the apartment and living rent free in a camper in national forests. Nothing to do but listen to the birds chirp and pick up odd jobs every once in awhile.

  • 1 tip for emotionally burnt out people!!

    Don’t watch a video listing everything you’re experiencing as it reminds you of every emotion and boost the severity every all of them back to an equal level as some were finally about to leave my head and then you see the sign and it’s back. Yayyyy

  • I always feel like this. �� well I thought I finally found the work I love. Now after a few years now I don’t enjoy it and don’t want to really do it any more.��

  • This is a hard one for me, I run a small farm so most of the time I work 7 days a week. I used to take off rainy days but then I found a way to work on those too. Now every 2-3 weeks I try to at least take a few days off because when burnout happens I know I’ll end up taking Moe then that off. But thank you for this video I see I still have some adjusting to do lol.

  • The thoughtfulness, introspection, humanness (is that a word?), and depth you go in your subjects kept me tuned in. Your back and forth “pain in the ass” is what made me subscribe. Honestly, thank you for these videos.

  • Thank you for this video. I have bipolar disorder and this video has helped me a lot to clarify the trigger for my depression episode recently. I need to move to a different company to work for.

  • Guys, if you or someone you know is suffering from Burnout, we invite you to join our Free LIVE Workshop this Saturday, January 18 at 12pm Noon EST https://www.grooveenhancers.com/the-definitive-guide-to-surviving-burnout

  • I see a lot of people joking about getting fired or they couldn’t take a break every 45 minutes. I used to have the same reaction when a therapist told me this years ago. However, I eventually tried it back then and still use it now. The type of job you have will mean you may have to be creative with how you take a break. For example when i worked in retail i couldn’t go anywhere every hour. Instead I would take 5 mins every hour to be mindful. How’s my breathing, drink some water, stretch. I work in an office now I still try to do the same thing. But now it includes a walk around the building, chatting with a coworker, stepping outside for fresh air. 5 mins is all I allow myself until lunch. So all jokes aside try it for a day or two it will help.

  • * People can hold up well against stress if they are getting satisfaction from their work
    * The way to reduce burnout is to either change the environment or the individual
    * To cope with the work setting, set time boundaries. Don’t be infinitely available.
    * Prioritize sleep
    * Exercise
    * Meditation. Headspace.

    * Consider changing companies or jobs

  • for me; burn out for taking care of my family ill sister (multiple sclerosis, final state 38 years old), Bipolar type 1 father with personality disorder, neurotic obsessive mother, hard drug addict brother… well and myself bipolar type 2, social anxiety “Erythrophobia” (paroxetine help me with Erythrophobia; excessive blushing)…
    For me works work out (punch and kick a heavy bag, push ups, Calisthenics PULL UPS ), play videogames and a beer’

  • I like to find a pleasant, picturesque spot and sit there for a while, preferably one surrounded by nature. Or lay in bed reading for a day or two.

  • I’m currently burnt out trying to solve it. And I do feel like if I take a vacation for more than a couple days, things will fall apart and/or stop. I’d ‘love’ to say that my burnout is me working like crazy and getting stressed, but the truth is that many days I can barely get anything done and have trouble getting up in the mornings. I am a dedicated and motivated entrepreneur, but I’ve been working on my business for years and still don’t see the results I wanted to see this far. And on top of everything, I don’t feel like one or two good decisions can really bring the results in a short time frame. I feel like I still need years more of working even harder to get solid results. I think this part is being quite a burden.

    Thanks for sharing your burn out Tom, it was really insightful =)

  • How do you help a person who was depressed to begin with, became completely burnt out, lost a child then became even more depressed? I quit my job, I left my home for 3 weeks with my husband and went to the coast. Half the time I was ok and felt better, the other half I was sitting at the beach and all I could do was stare into the horizon and wish my life wasnt mine. At this point I’m convinced I’m a high functioning depressed and just go go go.

  • A struggle I have is that there is so many things to do or sort out that if I take a break for a day or whatever it feels like I’m wasting time when I could (should?) be getting things done. So the break is spent worrying rather than recovering. I understand the benefit of the break but it’s not enough to change the negative feeling that I should be getting on with what needs to be done.

  • Random video idea: could you compare and contrast BPD (borderline personality disorder) and RAD (reactive attachment disorder)
    Love that you are talking about burning out. I definitely felt this way when I had a lot going on at home and went straight to college after graduating high school early. I ended up taking most of the year off and it helped

  • Shelters are not safe and clean and sterile dirty bathroom stall blood urine and feces in the USA Shelters bathroom and the Shelters system is failing people who are in the USA Shelters for over 5 years living now coronavirus staff is at risk of getting the coronavirus get out of the dirty shelter and off the streets sleeping off the streets sleeping off the trains sleeping now help them the homeless people out of the dirty shelter wasting the time and money of taxpayers coronavirus will not be playing or discriminating against anyone help the homeless people out of the dirty shelter homeless people to get government grants to be out there in own apartment buildings and being able to self quarantine and end Homelessness and stop endangering the homeless people lives help the homeless people out now not just small businesses help them homeless should of been 1st priority for housing and money government grants for the homeless people in the USA closings of all Shelters in USA immediately coronavirus

  • Im having all this signs on steroids
    so?
    pointless to know about it, no one gives a shit about anyone anyway, the only treatment is DRUGS DRUGS DRUGS…
    the first thing the dear old doctor will do is put you on Drugs to make you forget the problems

  • Such a growing problem these days…. There are specific skill sets to manage burnout, including 1) set some boundariesat work and at home 2) step back from the situation to gain some clarity. Often we are too close to the situation to get correct perspectives 3) find an accountability partner or coach to help you stay accountable to your boundaries. It’s easy to fall back into old habits without someone to report back to! These three steps can start you on a path to regain some control in your life. I’m a women’s burnout coach and can share more proven techniques that have brought profound clarity, peace and productivity to my students. Offering a masterclass exclusively for women: Basing Burnout and Reclaim your Life. If you are interested in learning more, reply directly to me below.

  • I think the issue is many people can’t take the break they need or they don’t think they can. Few people can just take a month off. Bills need to be paid or young kids need to be cared for & not everyone has people who can help with these things. House chores can stack up to if you don’t do it & add to stress. Also like me many feel guilty or irresponsible taking the break they can’t forget all the things that need to be done. Many are stuck in jobs that don’t pay back what you put in but they have to do that job to feed their family. I think this video is a little too simplistic & generalised. Needs more specific practical ways for people who can’t just take a month off or take breaks every 45 mins (like people who waitress, work in a store, factory line work ect) or even take the weekend off. I was surprised how short this video was being as it’s the most important video. Maybe this is why people get burned out sometimes there is no quick solution or some people have it tough but we don’t like to admit life is often not fair or easy. I know the intention is good but you may just be adding to the guilt or misery of people who genuinely can’t follow the advice in this video. Yes many can follow the advice which it’s great if you can but many are stuck in situations where they just can’t follow this advice. Think we need a longer more detailed video on this. Thanks ����

  • Random video idea: could you compare and contrast BPD (borderline personality disorder) and RAD (reactive attachment disorder)
    Love that you are talking about burning out. I definitely felt this way when I had a lot going on at home and went straight to college after graduating high school early. I ended up taking most of the year off and it helped

  • What about people dealing with burnout from daily stresses that they can’t avoid? Due to inescapable home circumstances, or the way they are treated by all of society, or disabilities? Talking about ways of helping with that would be cool.

    There are so many factors in someone’s life that affect every moment of how they socialize and how hard they have to fight to get their needs met and very often they, really actually very much, are not something that person can control or have any affect on. So often we are given the advice of avoiding stresses or “removing ourselves” from the situation… but for some of us that situation is a perpetual condition of our whole lives, so advice from healthcare professionals that actually address that would be cool. Call it “harm reduction” if you need to, but professionals seem downright afraid to discuss ways of coping with inherently stressful or abusive circumstances because they want to push people into getting out of them… or the advice focuses on way of trying to communicate your needs to others, which is great, and the focus, culturally, should be on the person causing the problem and not the victim, but sometimes that isn’t an option, on an individual level, and people stuck in a situation like that still need and deserve help. Not everyone can access the personalized care of being able to talk to someone themselves about their specific circumstances, and most professionals don’t want to hazard broad statements that aren’t “get help and get out”, so some of us get lost in that crack.

    And often the abusive situation or emotional harm or stress isn’t even coming from another person, more than a whole system or their own body. Sometimes when someone has a certain kind of disability or trauma, normal seeming situations and normal seeming responses can become inherently abusive to them, or be highly stressful in ways that others can’t do much to cooperate around, or that they aren’t well equipped to deal with. A person can’t escape their body, or the way society treats them on a whole, or even how 90% of people will be prone to treating them because of common biases, no matter who they surround themselves with. Sometimes one person’s disability or trauma clashes poorly with another’s, but they are still otherwise the healthiest and most supportive people they each could be around, and they need ways of working around that or coping with it until they can work out a system.

    There are times when depression, anxiety, or burnout may just be “occupational” but when that circumstance is also a permanent fixture that you, in a very literal sense, can’t do anything about. I really think there’s a place here for somewhat generalized advice on ways you can combat the effects of these things when you can’t remove yourself from a source of stress, abuse, or hardship. There are also people who cannot tolerate medications for various reasons or who can’t process medications in general, and advice for how they can try to take control of their own brain chemistry would be very helpful, but often questions about that kind of thing are “fielded” or treated like it’s coming from a place of just not wanting meds, or not “thinking” they can change the circumstance, rather than it being a literal impossibility. It would probably help a lot of people to have a healthcare professional acknowledge that and teach various ways of coping and reducing harm when you are in a circumstance that is life long or long term and is beyond your control.

  • Worst type is someone waiting for a diagnosis for an illness they might think will kill them, anxiety and stress combined is dangerous.

  • when you have lost your way in life and have nothing left to give or offer, when your prayers are not heard and are forced to live in a old building that is falling down and are stranded at home month after month with out any human interaction up on the top of a mtn.. when your days are consumed with trying to gather wood and slowly starving to death all alone.. when you have worked year after year with no reward and just keep slipping closer the edge day by day.

  • Hm… I have burnout I can confirm that, but I’ve been crying more than a normal person does and I do it like everyday. The only emotions I’d usually have are anger and sadness. I also hold on to my past incidents. Then half of the time I don’t feel like I enjoy what I use to enjoy but the other half I sometimes do. What exactly do I have then? Just a burn-out? Or a burn-out with depression..??

  • More activation or activation at abnormal times makes sense. As far as I recall, that’s what happens when we are consistently over-aroused. The amygdala becoming bigger, due to it’s overuse, is logical as well. If it does become bigger, does that mean efficiency is decreased? And, if efficiency is decreased, would an appropriate treatment be in the efficient use of fight or flight system?

    Okay, so follow me on this logic:

    Working through a phobia is liking working for the effective use of fight or flight.
    When to use fight or flight is learning the effective use.

    However, if we never allow the phobia to fully develop, fight or flight is working effectively.
    Yet, we may be able to develop a more efficient use of the fight or flight system.
    To do so, we must be able to rationalize fears before they become full-blown phobias.
    So, slowly developing the understanding of a smaller and less intense fear to be irrational is the process of developing an efficient use of the fight or flight system.
    It becomes more efficient in the sense that we are able to decide by the mechanisms at which we previously utilized for any novel fears.
    That is, we are better prepared to understand which things are worth fearing and which are irrational fears.

    This doesn’t really apply to burnout quite as easily. But, it may have some importance in situations in which people are not able to leave their profession as easily. Being able to rationalize the steps for being able to leave a burnout situation may be important. What do you think?

  • I’d like to share a little bonus story, which will show how my life is often a process of learning the same lesson over and over:

    In college, I was in the honors program. Graduating with it would’ve meant I’d be able to put it on my resume and wear a cool gold cord at the graduation ceremony. However, there were some requirements; I had to take some extra classes and do a big project during my senior year.

    About halfway through college, I was putting a lot more time into building my business, and trying to juggle that alongside classes, my job, and the Honors requirements was becoming incredibly stressful. Additionally, my time was very fractured; I wasn’t able to focus for very long on any one thing, and everything suffered as a result.

    So even though I really wanted that additional resume item I decided to quit the Honors program during my senior year. It was hard to give that up, but the time and ability to focus that I gained was worth it. And looking back, I can see now that having “honors graduate” on my resume wouldn’t have helped me as much as all the extra time I was able to invest in building my business.

    I still struggle with living by the lesson this taught me: Letting an opportunity go doesn’t equal failure. And even if that opportunity would have helped me progress slightly faster, it may not have been worth it.

  • Very concise and available video. It is unfortunate that billions of people do jobs that burn them out and don’t have any opportunity to quit because in the current system that would most likely strip them of their only, however sparse, income source. If one thinks deep about it, it’s no wonder the WHO expects depression to take the first place in global burden of disease. Johann Hari talked about it at great length on Joe Rogan’s podcast.

  • Thank you. I quit my job today after my manager told me my work had become crappy. I realized she was right. I haven’t felt engaged with my job for 6 months or more. Have been unable to focus, write, and feel apathetic. I didn’t realize I was burnt out until my girlfriend described that my brain fogginess sounded like burn out.

    My question is, has COVID made it more difficult for people to tell the difference? For a while I thought the epidemic was what made me depressed. But putting in my two weeks has already shifted my mood a bit.

  • I’d need a lot longer than a week of stress-free living. But it would definitely help. I actually feel pretty optimistic, but only if I had time to de-stress. I’m just glad I’m not in a pit of depression.

  • I have both, I think. I know I’m depressed I’ve been diagnosed but I also think I have a burn out. So this video was quite weird for me��

  • I have had same problem as phd student and teacher…in april I broke down…I have been home for six months, I am back now at work…I think to have learn that to have a slow approach to work and to enjoy the here and now more

  • Im having all this signs on steroids
    so?
    pointless to know about it, no one gives a shit about anyone anyway, the only treatment is DRUGS DRUGS DRUGS…
    the first thing the dear old doctor will do is put you on Drugs to make you forget the problems

  • Pomodoro helps me take a break every 25mins and stay focused on work. I highly recommend the pomodoro technique to anyone feeling overwhelmed with whatever you are working on.

  • Hey Kati, I’m a little confused. I’ve been told it’s good to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, and I’ve also been told to only eat when I’m hungry. What do I do if I’m not hungry in the mornings?

  • I’d like to share a little bonus story, which will show how my life is often a process of learning the same lesson over and over:

    In college, I was in the honors program. Graduating with it would’ve meant I’d be able to put it on my resume and wear a cool gold cord at the graduation ceremony. However, there were some requirements; I had to take some extra classes and do a big project during my senior year.

    About halfway through college, I was putting a lot more time into building my business, and trying to juggle that alongside classes, my job, and the Honors requirements was becoming incredibly stressful. Additionally, my time was very fractured; I wasn’t able to focus for very long on any one thing, and everything suffered as a result.

    So even though I really wanted that additional resume item I decided to quit the Honors program during my senior year. It was hard to give that up, but the time and ability to focus that I gained was worth it. And looking back, I can see now that having “honors graduate” on my resume wouldn’t have helped me as much as all the extra time I was able to invest in building my business.

    I still struggle with living by the lesson this taught me: Letting an opportunity go doesn’t equal failure. And even if that opportunity would have helped me progress slightly faster, it may not have been worth it.

  • I have been working 50+ hours at my job for years. Not to mention not fitting in well with the culture at my job.
    As Im now 50+ the rigors of all this is taking its toll on me physically. Thank you for a great video!

  • Ideas:
    1) exercise maybe 4-5 days a week with resistance some but mostly aerobic
    2) prioritize eating regular healthy meals for calorie needs
    3) prioritize working with a therapist weekly
    4) spoil yourself doing something fun
    5) pursue your actual passions in free time or professionally
    6) mix up your life routine from time to time or make it consistent if you’re too mixed up
    7) laugh. Find shit to laugh at. They should offer tickle services or absurdity services. I’m sure whatever is released here is antiburnout chemically.
    8) find emotionally filling relationships, not draining ones.

    As someone who doesn’t have the luxury of vacation time or sick days, these things keep me going.

  • Fantastic content, Kati; thank you for sharing! So glad to have found you and your videos… Just subscribed (Although I would subscribe just to hear your beyond bodacious laugh!)

  • I think burnout is as much a societal problem as an individual one. It would be interesting to ascertain what the baseline norm of not being burnt out is, how many would fit that criteria? It’s clear that at times of recession, burnout will be an epidemic in some sections of society, The needs to survive as opposed to the tendencies to strive are maybe as prone, where the immediate and pressing needs of sufficiency are barely achieved or need constant repeated efforts to do so. Having some sense of possibility and choice are human needs and this for many is in scarce supply.

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  • I have been working 50+ hours at my job for years. Not to mention not fitting in well with the culture at my job.
    As Im now 50+ the rigors of all this is taking its toll on me physically. Thank you for a great video!

  • I actually really liked the way you structured this video! The story time way of structuring gave context and weight to the tips you had to share and increased the overall deliverability of your points

  • I was streamlining for a burnout. The BEST thing that has come up in my life from the coronavirus is being seven weeks off work. I didn’t quite know what I was doing to myself until it was suddenly gone.

  • “And someone who can join him/her to do relaxing things.”

    AH YES, friends. Those things..that other people usually have. Hehe heh heh..godimsolonely.

  • Thanks for sharing this I’ve just come to the realisation I’ve been going through burnout for a couple of years and it’s good to hear of another person/guy going through the same thing.

  • I want to be a writer, and this video is helpful because I am going through writer’s block, because of anxiety so it feels great to know I’m not in this alone. As a fan I support you and everything you do with that being said if you ever took a break from YouTube for whatever reason I will always understand, Much Love!

  • i was a 4.0 chemical engineering student who worked two jobs, was super involved in research, and school activities. my second semester of junior year i burnt out and became extremely depressed. i failed every class, got put on academic probation, lost my scholarships, kicked from research, kicked from the track team, fired from my jobs, lost most of my friends, and my gf left me. i hoped summer break would help since i didn’t have anything lined up, but i guess i was wrong. senior year comes along and i fail all the courses i was retaking, my school then kicked me out from the program. i’ve been working at a shoe store for the past few months, i really have nothing more to lose at this point.

  • BURN-OUT
    En daar zat Cavia weer op kantoor. Buiten woei het, en er tikte een tak tegen het raam.
    Kim mailde: ‘Maar wat is er dan gebeurd?’
    ‘Enzo moest ineens terug. Vanwege de raad van bestuur. Maar verder was het heel leuk.’
    Gelukkig had Enzo haar meteen gebeld toen ze weer in Nederland waren. En hij had gezegd dat ze snel weer gingen afspreken. Maar ze wist niet of ze hem nu moest bellen of juist niet.
    Kim begon met rollende ogen haar aandacht te vragen maar omdat Ruud dit soort onderonsjes altijd meteen doorhad, mailde Cavia snel: ‘Later.’
    ‘Daar hou ik je aan!’ mailde Kim terug. 
    Even later kwam er ook een mail van Roy binnen, waar alleen maar in stond: ‘Wat hoor ik nou?’
    Meteen daarna zei Ruud ineens: ‘Zo Caaf, heb je de banden met het moederconcern even lekker strak aangehaald?’ Hij lachte.
    ‘Hm,’ zei Cavia.
    Het was stil. Kim mailde: ‘Hij heeft het niet van mij.’
    ‘Ja, mag ik even iedereens aandacht?’ klonk het ineens uit de hoek van Stella. ‘Harm-Jan van IT komt voorlopig niet meer op het werk omdat hij een burn-out heeft, dus als iemand nog een neefje heeft dat iets van IT weet…’
    ‘Hè?’ zei Kim. ‘Harm-Jan?’
    ‘Wilde hij dat zelf wel?’ vroeg Cavia achterdochtig.
    ‘Nou, dat laat ik even in het midden,’ zei Stella. ‘Maar in algemene zin kan ik erover zeggen dat we hier werken met mensen die gemotiveerd zijn en er voor de volle tweehonderd procent voor kunnen gaan, en anders zoeken we naar een oplossing.’ 
    ‘Maar hij komt toch wel terug?’ vroeg Kim. 
    ‘Daar gaat de bedrijfsarts over,’ zei Stella, ‘maar de kern van mijn boodschap was dus: áls je een werkloze nerd kent… graag melden.’ 
    ‘Burn-out is natuurlijk ook gewoon een ander woord voor aanstelleritis,’ zei Ruud. 
    ‘Nou Ruud, dat moet je niet zeggen,’ begon Kim, ‘ik ken iemand die helemaal niet meer kon ademen, echt!’
    ‘Als je helemaal niet meer kunt ademen, dan ga je dood,’ zei Ruud. ‘Wat uiteindelijk ook een oplossing van het probleem is.’
    Het was even stil.
    Cavia’s telefoon trilde. Een sms. Van Enzo.
    ‘Ik kan best lekker koken,’ stond er.

  • Thank’s for sharing it. I’m going through a post-post-post burnout. Entrepreneuring is a passion I practice and currently run 2 businesses. 1 is the one I will perform once I become 50 I’m currently 40. The other one is my current and most important activity which offers us a living and is the foundation for the second one. Every year we are more advanced into our vision successfully, nevertheless the ammount of energy it takes is gigantic. I know what do I need to do, I have to manage my partying better. Cuz after being a husband, a daddy and an entrepreneur of 2 businesses, I thought partying was gonna be my scape valve, but it hasn’t since I still party as if I was 25. This advice and video have given me the answer to gain my energy back. I just need to be more disciplined. Thank u all for your comments.

  • Wow, thanks. I’ve been confused about the difference.

    I now understand I’m in a burnout phase. I have so much work piled up and so many missed deliverables that I don’t see myself catching up. The idea of someone even talking half of my workload would make me happier.

  • Have you ever done a video about how to stay positive or improve yourself when you live in a really crummy situation that you can’t change right away? I am on meds, going to therapy, exploring new hobbies, and taking it as easy as possible, but the weight of the hard things seems like too much to balance. Would love to hear your thoughts on a situation like that.

  • I really love your videos, and this one was truly helpful because I burned out and completed a month like this, feeling like a luser. With your own story and experience, I am now believing that I can go back on track. Thank you very much.:3

  • What about burnout from a childhood of emotional abuse/emotional incest? Or does that fall into the longer term camp and get labelled depression?

  • well thats interesting i must have been burnout i had most of the symptoms as a support person to my sister and i work full time i was starting to loose control of my sense of self weird pains started to happen its mostly gone as my sister has been in hospital for the passed month but stress is still there loud an clear oh makes so much sense now thank you

  • I’ve been taught when deprived of peace,sleep, Sleeps longer and rest in peace.Why the ones unable to do anything positive while awakes burn mental health

  • I can’t afford to do any of these and I don’t have any money so the solution is obviously to overthrow the dominant economic paradigm.

  • I’m 17 years old and homeschooled. After some strange feelings I’ve been having for the last 2 months, I looked these up. My conclusion is a burnout. However, when I talked to my father out of concern, he ignored it, claiming burnouts to be only possible with adults. What should I do?

  • Thank you for sharing & for being vulnerable. This was very helpful for me to hear right now. I think we share many of those internal stressors, as do so many people these days, I believe. I know that I could be more efficient, at the same time, I always feel exhausted. School, work, commuting, mealprep, running, yoga… Sadly, the yoga is the thing that gets skipped first. Your content is awesome, even this less complicated video style. The information is what is important and you are wonderful at distributing it ��

  • I really appreciate this heart-to-heart, felt like I had a good, deep conversation with a trusted friend. 5th year PhD student here, getting older, wiser, and more cynical every year lol Got tons of motivation from your videos since I first started grad school, and just hearing this honest story from you made me feel like I’m not alone in feeling really burnt out; this is a normal process (especially among workaholics/perfectionists that won’t leave themselves alone in peace and will constantly find work and ways to self-improve). My favorite YouTuber who’s a superstar productivity master went through it, overcame it and shared how he did it; it’s giving me hope that I can do it too. Thanks for this video.

  • I love how subtle you are when it comes to mentioning sponsors. Like everything’s just going with the flow and out of nowhere, you mention your sponsor for the video. I have been noticing this quite a lot in your videos and its amazing how you keep doing that, intentionally or not.

  • I am recovering from burnout for 5 months now. One thing that remains now mainly is a lack of feeling positive emotions. I just want to enjoy my kids and simple life again and just feel up. How long will it take to get these feelings back? It is there sometimes, but I would love the more often. I try to train them with meditation and visualisation. Sometimes I can feel happines in them and somtimes it is just flat. All will be good again, but this is a big one for me.

  • Definition: An extended period of time where someone experiences exhaustion and a

    Lack of interest in things, resulting in a decline in their job performance.

    Easier said: Everything makes you tired. You don’t care about anything. Everything sucks.

    It doesn’t happen overnight. It needs time to get there.

    Prevent it:

    1. What causes it? (physical or mental issues, lack of personal motivation, outside influences (family, financial, time management, assignment overload)

    2. Recognize the signs of burnout early (try to prevent them then)

    Try:

    • Don’t bite off more than you can chew with your course load. (shift into a lower gear)

    • Your body and your mind need to be in working order (lack of sleep, nutrition, exercise)

    • Get organized

    Give yourself some free time, where you have high density fun. Currently I am in the same spot…

  • I’ve been diagnosed with dysthymia(10+ years ago), but I think I’m experiencing burn out (probably have been for a couple years). I’ve said for 4 years that my job doesn’t utilize any of my skills/strengths and requires that I work harder to compensate for my weaknesses. Plus, I’m a single parent who receives no outside assistance, no child supportno government assistance. My parents have offered watch my kiddo for a few hours a week so he gets a break from his after school program (i.e. while I am at work). That’s it.
    I thought I was depressed but…. when I do get away for a little bit. It feels SO NICE.
    Thank you SO MUCH. This was very helpful. Time to make some scary changes….

  • Don’t work after 1800. Work hard during the day but devote evening for yourself, friends, family, relaxing, movies, going out etc. Just remember pomodoro, when the alarm goes off, you let go everything momentarily! 😉

  • My passion is art. I started drawing for as long as i can remember, and i’d draw all day and night. It was really fun to do, but recently i’ve been feeling unmotivated to draw. Not even just sketch. I felt painful to draw or paint anything and for some reason i can’t think of anything to draw anymore.

    It might be art block, but i’ve never had such an intense unmotivated feeling before. I’m getting worried that i might be losing interest in my passion because it’s the best thing about me. I’ve invested so much into my passion.

    I need help. Is there any advice? Or this burnout kinda thing just part of the journey? Should i just keep my mind off my passion for a while? I really need guidance.

  • This is sort of unrelated but this is the only place I can think of to ask this. My friends mom drinks a lot and is abusive but my friend still loves her mom and doesn’t want to tell cps. I don’t know what to do and how I can support her.

  • Have you ever done a video about how to stay positive or improve yourself when you live in a really crummy situation that you can’t change right away? I am on meds, going to therapy, exploring new hobbies, and taking it as easy as possible, but the weight of the hard things seems like too much to balance. Would love to hear your thoughts on a situation like that.

  • In college I went through a 12 month period of taking a full course load and working 25 hours a week at a student org where I had to be “always online”. I burned out hard, and it forced me to reconsider my priorities in college and in life. I decided to abandon my professional ambition despite not having an alternative priority at the time, and that included leaving the prestigious organization. Now, as I’m just a few months from finishing college, I’m so much happier and even managed to get a great job with great work/life balance. But even if I didnt get this job, this would’ve still been the right decision.

    When you know what you’re doing is wrong, change. Even if you don’t have a strong alternative in mind.

  • 3:50 The Sunday evening dread is what brought me here. I have a great paying job that pays bills, but I don’t like being there. It’s now Sunday evening, and it’s the last day of a 2 week break from work. I was giddy for the first week, but I began feeling depressed about going back. I think I’m just burned out. I’ve held this job for 15 years and have reported to the same director, who has no desire to develop her direct reports. Everyone reporting to her is basically there to help her succeed in her role. She continually hires external people to fill senior roles and does not promote anyone existing in our division into these roles. The only way up, is to leave. I guess I’ve had enough of my job, but I feel afraid to leave and start over.

  • One thing I would add is always going to sleep too late… I do that daily even when I am tired and have to get up early. Better tv programms are usual later on tv. Also we get milder with what we intend to do when it gets later and later, which made sleeping early not a priority anymore, but tomorrow I will… yeah right…

  • On de Iran vs subject…en dat ding van mcas zit ook op mijnnet vlies…is dat de ruimte die die ons begint in de steek te laten, ik weet en vertrouw op de Heilige Geest van God herstelt

  • I completely agree with + Rubén Sánchez. Burn-out syndrome is caused by insanity of today’s world and by approach of people to each other. This is a sad truth.

  • Hi Rubeidy, Thank you for your comment. Burn can occur at any age. However, in general the burnout rate is marginally higher among higher educated than among lower educated and relatively low among young employed. Research has shown that young employed less often developed burnout symptoms than their older counterparts. In the 15-25 age bracket, one in ten has burnout symptoms, as against more than one in seven over-25s. Hope this answers your question? Hugs, HealthchannelTV

  • Taking some long weekends can help with burnout as well. I started implementing this this year, especially after mostly working from home. I’ll take a Friday and sometimes a Monday off; having a 4-day work week then allows me to prioritize what I absolutely need to get done, while ensuring I have enough time to recharge.

  • If work caused the burnout, why would you want to as quickly as possible go back to the place which caused the burnout in the first place? Quit working!

  • I think I have been experiencing burnout for the past year and it’s becoming very apparent this past week. I’m a fifth year college student ready to get out of college but unfortunately I’m not getting out very soon. Not only did I switch majors from music education to music performance and still planning on getting my masters in music therapy, I can’t take an insane amount of classes like the rest of my colleagues can. I do well with obtaining 12 credit hours a semester when I usually start out with 19. This past week, I haven’t been able to do my homework because I’m not motivated to. I have been telling a few friends that I want to drop out of the semester but they all told me not to do it. I’m trying to keep myself going but it’s only the middle of the semester and it’s only going to get worse from here.

  • This video was really powerful for me. I have a separate channel @angleofattack and I’m constantly pushing. You identified so many of those things that as an entrepreneur really push me. And it’s always an inner struggle rather than other people really pushing me. Do more stuff like this! It’s great.

  • Bit too relatable, oof, those hormons tho, does they effect the way you treat other People, just saw a serie with a person with burn out in it, she was pretty vilainlike due to it, not that everyone is this way, still tho, it probably sucks a lot ig

  • This just makes me wonder: are people who are more vulnerable to depression, due to being genetically predisposed and whatnot, also more likely to experience burnout?

  • Worst type is someone waiting for a diagnosis for an illness they might think will kill them, anxiety and stress combined is dangerous.

  • im not stressed, but for the past three days i have been like non-stop trying to grasp extremely hard concepts (successfully) like theory of relativity, space time, time dilation, all the dimensions up until the tenth, and many others. I think I thought about it too hard, because I feel like puking, plus, I have been so obsessed because I have ADHD that I haven’t been getting adequate sleep either:/ when will this go away?? I need my brain bak smh –

  • Having a “mental health day” today from residency because I felt like I “wasn’t a person”. I woke up feeling a “boulder”. It’s hard to explain.

  • I think that I need at least a month to rest. Therapy doesn’t work. Exercise, meditation, yoga, you name it. Or is it only in my head? I sometimes feel guilty about it because there’s nothing bad in my life

  • I really needed to hear you speak on this topic. I’m feeling everything you said I want to close my company completely. Things are getting worse daily!! My personality is changing no appetite, no sleep, no sex in 12 years I’m pissed off quite a bit and frustrated in every way possible. It’s almost like I’m dying a very slow and Extremely Painful Death!
    Help!!

  • Armageddon! Nice to see one of my faves randomly pop up!
    Thank you for sharing this with us. It’s actually more helpful when people share their struggles and give a level of transparency. It helps others to connect and not feel like they are the only ones struggling.

  • “And someone who can join him/her to do relaxing things.”

    AH YES, friends. Those things..that other people usually have. Hehe heh heh..godimsolonely.

  • burnout is such a complex form of stress that it’s hard to explain in nearly 3 minutes, these are just the basics. And it depends on the situation that caused it.

  • As a student, summer is incredibly important and is a great time to heal from burn out. Personally, swimming, painting, and sleeping helps alot. Taking a break is definitely important after an entire semester of sleep deprivation lol

  • I want to see a doctor about how I feel.. but I AM scared what they will do. Will they laugh at me? I am from England and do not how it works, what do I do, I suffer with anxiety and depression. Please help me.

  • I am recovering from burnout for 5 months now. One thing that remains now mainly is a lack of feeling positive emotions. I just want to enjoy my kids and simple life again and just feel up. How long will it take to get these feelings back? It is there sometimes, but I would love the more often. I try to train them with meditation and visualisation. Sometimes I can feel happines in them and somtimes it is just flat. All will be good again, but this is a big one for me.

  • Kati,

    Relationship Question

    I’ve been in a 7 year relationship that has been very rocky, overall I 100% believe we are not a good match, I know neither of us are as happy as we could be and all the rest.

    We have broke up on and off, I think we both know it won’t work.

    Thing is, when I previously kicked him out, I instantly missed him. But I still feel the same.

    What the hell is going on with me, what do I do?

  • From what I gathered from your videos, I definitely have burnout (I’m a CPS social worker) and experience anxiety/panic attacks related to the burnout. I plan to incorporate exercise to help alleviate some of my symptoms, as well as other tips you mentioned. Praying for relief. Thanks for your videos Dr. Marks.

  • I love how subtle you are when it comes to mentioning sponsors. Like everything’s just going with the flow and out of nowhere, you mention your sponsor for the video. I have been noticing this quite a lot in your videos and its amazing how you keep doing that, intentionally or not.

  • As someone who works 8 and a half hours with no breaks (my field of work is allowed to do that to us, legally), I’m finding it so hard to manage burnout when we aren’t even provided with the bare minimum to keep going. I’m wondering how to bring this up to them in a professional manner.

  • Thanks for all of the work you do, Thomas. You’ve helped me through countless difficult moments in my life the past few years. I would be much worse off if you hadn’t started this channel and made such quality, helpful content.

  • Kati,

    Relationship Question

    I’ve been in a 7 year relationship that has been very rocky, overall I 100% believe we are not a good match, I know neither of us are as happy as we could be and all the rest.

    We have broke up on and off, I think we both know it won’t work.

    Thing is, when I previously kicked him out, I instantly missed him. But I still feel the same.

    What the hell is going on with me, what do I do?

  • Lets not forget the brain is Neuroplastic and can be restored to a much more healthy balance with the right therapeutic help and self care. There is always hope for a better mental health future.

  • Just yesterday on my day off, I went for a long bike ride in the sunshine. Went to the park & Down town to the Mall. It was awesome! ��❤️ It was worth it even though I had a flat tire the next day ��. Other things I like to do are go out and watch a movie, or take long walks, and listen to music while I’m walking, eat out. Meditation is a daily thing for me. Sometimes I’ll spend a long time drawing…I write poetry quite often. I’m lucky enough to have vacation time where I can take a week off every other month. When I do that, I mostly just veg out, sleep in… play video games. I’ll take a trip to a local park even, or go to a local event. I used to never do these things, and it seemed like my life revolved around work too much, so I started really questioning what I wanted out of life.

  • I’ve been a jailer for a year and a half and I started going through burnout after my 3rd month. I have my good days and my bad days

  • You’re videos have been so very helpful! I’m a housekeeper and I work for myself. When I started my “business” I never expected to grow as much as it did. It was more a way I knew I could support myself. After about the first year, (I’ve now been doing it nearly 4 years) I found myself severely burned out, even after hiring help. I’ll break down to the point of having no choice but to take time off bc my body is shutting down, then feel guilty and get right back at it, only to have it consistently happen again and again. Talking to family members and friends no one seemed to understand,aside from my now husband, which just made me feel guilty and weak. Hearing the way you described your burnout and what led up to it was so reassuring and gives me major hope. I stumbled on your videos about a week ago looking for something constructive to listen to while I work and every single one has had such practicable advice in it, but when this one started rolling, it hit home big time and I just had to let you know how much I appreciate what you’re doing!

  • Very concise and available video. It is unfortunate that billions of people do jobs that burn them out and don’t have any opportunity to quit because in the current system that would most likely strip them of their only, however sparse, income source. If one thinks deep about it, it’s no wonder the WHO expects depression to take the first place in global burden of disease. Johann Hari talked about it at great length on Joe Rogan’s podcast.

  • Hi Lolleranne, a burn-out is indeed a serious disorder and it is very important to recognize the symptoms and get help on time. Best, Healthchannel

  • Currently reducing my burnout by simply living day to day and trying not to focus on the future too much because that’s a great source of anxiety for me! But then again seeing the bigger picture also helps?? Also lots of naps and cuddles when I’m at home from work.

  • Thank you for this. I was starting to feel crippling burnout earlier in the year (a mix of a long commute and a toxic and isolated office environment) to the point where I would consistently oversleep, and feel like I had to physically drag myself to work each day. I was trying to figure out how to address it with my employer by advocating for a partial remote schedule when the pandemic hit. Once allowed to work from home full-time due to the shelter-in-place mandates, my overall mood and attitude to my work improved significantly. Now forced to return to the office, my anxiety levels are suddenly back up, and I’m having mood swings, episodes of sleepless and diarrhea, plus brain fog on the days I have to go in. It’s becoming pretty clear that a minor adjustment in my schedule isn’t going to fix this, and I need to find a long-term solution in the form another job.

  • Thank you for sharing & for being vulnerable. This was very helpful for me to hear right now. I think we share many of those internal stressors, as do so many people these days, I believe. I know that I could be more efficient, at the same time, I always feel exhausted. School, work, commuting, mealprep, running, yoga… Sadly, the yoga is the thing that gets skipped first. Your content is awesome, even this less complicated video style. The information is what is important and you are wonderful at distributing it ��

  • Thank you for this video. I wonder what does a person do if they are battling depression that has lead to feelings of burnout and its a cycle of suicidal thoughts the desire to run away but then the idea of a holiday makes you think “whats the point!?” I hope you can advise. Thank you

  • well hi Kati and thanks a lot for all your videos, i like them, you’re so comprehensive and kind, that’s basically what everyone that struggles with mental issues likes to receive!
    don’t know if you’ll read this but i’ve dealt with dysthymia and chronic pains through almost the biggest part of my life, but i’m still struggling to have proper diagnosis and treatments and sometimes it’s just really hard for me also to do the simplest things not only emotionally but also phisically, due to a chronic tiredness that sometimes seems to hit very bad and harder.
    i was wondering if you could make a video about chronic fatigue syndrome and its correlations with depression and anxiety, you know, just to understand how to deal properly with that kind of issues, i’m trying my best to be conscious and self-aware of all my problems.
    thanks a lot and greetings from Italy! <3

  • I really like how you’re your natural self in your videos and you don’t really try to be a perfect person just because you’re a psychologist! Thank you so much! ������

  • Okay. So I’m depressed and burnt out. I changed jobs because I knew the one I had was burning me out, but then 4 days into training for my new job, my new employer got rid of me. I tried to look on the bright side, and consider my unemployment an “unplanned vacation.” I tried to take it easy, and “reset.” I tried to think of a new plan. I tried to stick to a routine and pull myself back together. I simply can’t shake the feeling that anything I try to do simply won’t work because I’ve been the problem all along.
    I get it, Dr. Marks. You would put me on anti-depressants. Problem solved. Now, can you prescribe me anything for no mental health insurance coverage?

  • when you have lost your way in life and have nothing left to give or offer, when your prayers are not heard and are forced to live in a old building that is falling down and are stranded at home month after month with out any human interaction up on the top of a mtn.. when your days are consumed with trying to gather wood and slowly starving to death all alone.. when you have worked year after year with no reward and just keep slipping closer the edge day by day.

  • I houneatly dont know but i am definatly getting fuatrated with the amount of coursework i have. I have to get up early and get home late because of transport to college and whilst i apsolutly love the course i am doing wich is performkng arts, the coursework is starting to become a problem. It isnt that i am not doing it then having way to muxh to do! It is more of i get home and straight away write up what i needed to for that day. Then at the week ends i finish it and then try to balance that ontop of helping out at home as my siblings dont help out much and with 9 people in the house it becomes a mess. When i dont do the work i get fustrated i am bot doing enough but then when i do the wrok i feel like i am noy helping out my family enough (awaiting an autism diagnoses but i dont undwrstand how people view me and i dont want to be a dissapointment oe lonly again so i work hard to be the best i can for people) funny thing is i did this last year. As i started the last year of secondary school i was bombarded with evryone yelling about working on timetables and constant revision and work for the exams but i was unable to use a timetable due to the constant help needes in my family so that just pressured me to much. I decided to do 10 A4 pages of revishion (i for each topic) every day. As soon as i got back i would do that untill it was finished and i felt proud when i was done. But hearing that evryone was allways doing more and more made me feel like i was not doing enough so it got to the point where i would allways feel like i needed to do more revishion all the time ans it wasnt until i finished to exams that i felt releived from that amount of stress. My mum ended up banning me from revising for a week wich made me feel bad but i did so anyway. I am not in school anymorw but i feel like i am starting to do the same with my courswwork at college. Houneatly now i just want write as little as i can on each topic evryday so that i can help out with other things.
    Yeaturday i felt incredably bad as this alongside getting up before evryone in my family and getting home when eveyone is settled down and going to bed is startibg to make me feel isolated even though i have friwnds at college wich makes me feel swlfish. I also kept on going ehen my nan died the other week hoping that if i kept working on things it would distract me ane make up foe the loss with a posative outcome. It didnt realy and i am still sad about my nan although i am not like hystericaly crying or grieving like i feel i should. I feel more like that sadness is being held in my chest alongside other factors and i know i am probavly going to explode at somepoint but dont know when

  • I work at a residential facility as a therapist. I’ve been battling burnout for months. I really feel, as a newer therapist, that I have to take my knocks and show I’m worth my salt, but the job is highly unstructured, sometimes genuinely dangerous, boundaries are problematic, and has a high workload. Despite a rotating effort to maintain a work-life balance and self-care routine it keeps slipping in favor of work and I have been getting sick often. But most other people think what I’m doing is so wonderful that it seems like I’d be betraying the community by leaving and I don’t know that many would support the choice. I’m also not sure it wouldn’t be out of the frying pan and into the fire.

  • Hi Ella, a burn-out is not known to be good for anyone, regardless age. So, also for a 14 year old a burn-out is bad and it is adviced to try to get help from friends and a specialist. I hope this answers your question? Hugs, HealthchannelTV

  • I am losing interest at work and been wondering what causes it. I used to think its depression but I think its just an effect of the major reason of what I am experiencing. I also think it was employer who failed to motivate or appreciate their employee. I am playing word guessing game based from pictures last night and burnout was the answer. Suddenly, I thought to myself, what if its a burnout I am experiencing and maybe it has very serious effects. Maybe I dont really understand and not paying attention to being burnout. So I guess its really something and will assume thats its whats I experiencing for a while now. I will discover more about it and will find ways to get away with being burnout.

  • #katifaq Hey Kati! I have been struggling with depression more than usual lately and feel so defeated. I try talking to my parents about going back to counseling and they tell me the same answer every time which is “I know, I’m trying” before I can finish what I am saying so I gave up asking. My sister has a lot of mental illness and it feels like they only see her problems cause they are always checking in on her. What should I do? Please help.

  • I am so burnt out right now. �� I have been working the same job for almost four years now and I only make $9.45 an hour. My schedule also varies from week to week making it impossible to plan anything or take some time for myself. Plus my job is at a very busy retail store. So it is fast paced and stressful. I work 8 hour shifts with only 30 minute lunch breaks bc we are short staffed. And my main boss is always stressed out which leaks onto the rest of us. I have decided to look for a new job. I don’t know if it will be better but I have to try. At this point I am very unhappy. �� I can’t remember what it was like to wake up happy in the mornings and I feel I have nothing to look forward to anymore. I have to try and find my happiness again.

  • Heck, I could have really used info like this a few years ago. I was burning for what felt like that whole year. Talking about those neurological changes, it scares me. But I understand it better now. Why I used to lash out at all my friends. Why I would just sit in corners rocking back and forth. Why I felt the urge to just go and kick a tree sometimes. I thought I was losing my mind. I suppose it was more like my mind was changing under me, knowing what I do now.

  • I’d need a lot longer than a week of stress-free living. But it would definitely help. I actually feel pretty optimistic, but only if I had time to de-stress. I’m just glad I’m not in a pit of depression.

  • My Mom repeatedly would say how I seem in a rut. I wonder if it is more of a burnout thing. I tend to look at this reality in a very simple way with a view on it being eternal. And we are all linked through this eternal reality. The implications of that eternal reality are such that I feel in no rush to do anything. It may seem like apathy to an outside observer and perhaps it is. Or perhaps a form of nihilism although, within the confines of life, I do think there is meaning. In any case I find I must push myself out of this eternal way of thinking and force myself to focus on more immediate things to get myself to take action. Or maybe my brainy mind finds all manner of reasons to be a slacker?:D Idk about myself at times but I do not see this life as anything more than a vessel I currently find myself in and, in an eternal sense, I have nothing better to do anyway since there is no way out of any of this ultimately. This reality may be simple but it’s also strange which is partly the point. Anyway, love your videos as always. Very informative and insightful.

  • Thank you Kati for creating this wonderful video and giving me some tools to use. This is a wonderful topic to talk about. Please do more video on this wonderful topic.

  • Kati!!
    How do I develop a secure attachment from being an anxious-preoccupied attached personality?
    I recently (today) I found out why I act the way I do and it was harsh. It would be great to hear how to recover from this!

    Thank you!!

  • I’ve suffered from depression at times in my life especially as a teen and young adult when I had major breakdowns. A really toxic work environment in 2011 really messed me up though, and in general, the work I was doing burned me out over a course of 14 years, so now I’m trying to retrain into something less demanding.

  • I’ve been working for weeks now. But I need the money. I’m so tired and my body shakes sometimes. I can’t wait to get vacation or even two days straight off

  • Get the homeless people out of the Shelters system and get the homeless people out of the dirty shelter people now need help sleeping in the USA Shelters and get the homeless people out of the dirty shelter and off the streets sleeping off the trains sleeping body counting and mass burials and the Shelters system staff is at risk of getting the coronavirus get out of the dirty Shelters in the USA Shelters is failing people who are in the USA Shelters too long cluttering together and now coronavirus get housing and the government voucher grant program is inhumane is inhumane waste of the taxpayers money and time for the homeless people out of the dirty shelter and off the streets sleeping off the trains sleeping is now time to go close all homeless Shelters in the USA Shelters must close up for good now reason is coronavirus and what is coming next get people out of the dirty shelter off the streets sleeping off the trains sleeping now

  • Hi there, thank you for your message. 2 years ago I suffered a mental breakdown/burnout and was hospitalized for near suicide. It was from being over worked and heart broken. I am 29 now. Can I fully recover? Thank you. I am seeing a phsycologist and phsyciatrist, just terrified about going back into work

  • Why would you need antidepressants for burnout? Seems like best and most logical option would be personal leave. Take a week off and just decompress

  • Homeless people Homeless people too many people who are homeless Shelters in the USA Shelters and get the homeless people out of the streets sleeping off the trains sleeping in the USA Shelters must have to close up all the dirty Shelters people who are at risk staff is at risk in the Shelters

  • It might be due to different language since I’m from a different country. But what you talk about is not what “burned out” means here.

    I got burned out about 4.5 years ago and I still can’t manage a job.

    I have sleeping problems; I struggle with falling asleep and wake up too soon. When it was really difficult, I couldn’t sleep more than 3 ours at a time.

    I struggle with reading and basic math. I need a calculator to help my 8 year old kid with her homework, I can’t read books.

    I used to have an awesome memory; I never used a calendar for anything, I remembered everything. Nowdays, if I don’t write it down, it’s gone. I need to write down stuff that I’ll do in 1 hour, otherwise I will forget.

    I’m sorry, but your problem sound more like anxiety and a lack of ispiration. You don’t seem to have the physical brain damage that you have after being burned out.

  • Wal-Mart burned me out even though I was on anti depressants… They knew I was leaving but manger decided “today” would be my last day I just had to finish the work. Why should I finish my work if they won’t let me finish my two weeks? I just turned around, clocked out and never looked back. Best decision ever.

  • Vous ne vous reconnaissez plus, votre entourage non plus, tout a brûlé
    en vous. Épuisement physique, émotionnel et mental, le burn-out consume
    littéralement toutes vos énergies, vous laissant hébété, quelques
    connexions neuronales en moins, un zeste de cynisme en plus et votre
    vitalité en berne.
    Pour sortir du burn-out et ne pas rechuter,
    retrouver ses forces intérieures est la seule voie à suivre. Prévenir et
    permettre de se remettre d’un burn-out est tout l’enjeu de ce livre,
    qui vous aidera à adopter les bonnes stratégies pour recouvrer la
    sérénité.
    Un sujet de santé et de société. Dans ce livre, vous
    découvrirez des techniques de sophrologie à pratiquer à la maison, au
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  • I like when he touches on human evolution not preparing us for this. This is something I’ve thought a lot about. We’re all supposed to conform to a cookie cutter 9-5 lifestyle and there’s so much emphasis put on “the hustle.” But we’re all so different with totally different needs and lifestyles that work best for us, and the 9-5 hustle doesn’t adapt with that diversity. The biggest tragedy is that instead of questioning the system itself, we just blame ourselves when we experience burnout. This has defined my twenties and I wish I had realized this truth much sooner.

  • Thank you so much for this! It’s so so so relatable. I have been a YouTuber for 7 years and just listening to “what it is” makes me feel relieved, like… oh I’m not going crazy ☺️

  • I like to find a pleasant, picturesque spot and sit there for a while, preferably one surrounded by nature. Or lay in bed reading for a day or two.

  • burnout is such a complex form of stress that it’s hard to explain in nearly 3 minutes, these are just the basics. And it depends on the situation that caused it.

  • There’s a great new book called “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry” by John Mark Comer that speaks powerfully to these types of problems.:)

  • Can you do a video on the impact Child sexual abuse has on sexuality. I was sexually abused by both men and women and im now in my 30s and experiencing real serious confusion about my own sexual identity and im pretty sure its related to the abuse but im not sure.

  • i ACTUALLY BURNOUT while working in a company and doing my masters studies starting from the panic attacks, psychosis, and enentually end up living with my parents at home. Now, I just having panic and fear just from the thought of working or getting a job.

  • Uh, I don’t like this series. All those annoying animations, I forget to listen. I love the usually Kati Morton vids 1000 more. Interviews, though, is a good idea, but it makes me calm seeing the people who talk. All best

  • This is so interesting! Like you said, a lot of people experience burnout these days, but knowing you’re not making it up or over exaggerating makes a huge difference. Thanks for sharing:)

  • Get the homeless people out of the Shelters system and get the homeless people out of the dirty shelter people now need help sleeping in the USA Shelters and get the homeless people out of the dirty shelter and off the streets sleeping off the trains sleeping body counting and mass burials and the Shelters system staff is at risk of getting the coronavirus get out of the dirty Shelters in the USA Shelters is failing people who are in the USA Shelters too long cluttering together and now coronavirus get housing and the government voucher grant program is inhumane is inhumane waste of the taxpayers money and time for the homeless people out of the dirty shelter and off the streets sleeping off the trains sleeping is now time to go close all homeless Shelters in the USA Shelters must close up for good now reason is coronavirus and what is coming next get people out of the dirty shelter off the streets sleeping off the trains sleeping now

  • This video described so much of what I experienced in undergrad and grad school. I went to a local school and I was never a good fit but I always felt so frustrated but after classes were done, I’d feel ok, not great but just fine. This explains so much. Thank you

  • I think I got a burnout but I don’t know how to tell my mom this. She usually will convince me that I’m not and that I’m overreacting which I usually am but my grades in school have gone down and I come home everyday stressed and tired. This as well as I wake up

  • This video described so much of what I experienced in undergrad and grad school. I went to a local school and I was never a good fit but I always felt so frustrated but after classes were done, I’d feel ok, not great but just fine. This explains so much. Thank you

  • I want to see a doctor about how I feel.. but I AM scared what they will do. Will they laugh at me? I am from England and do not how it works, what do I do, I suffer with anxiety and depression. Please help me.

  • I been watching your videos now for a while I just started Theraphy I was in the hospital twice in the last couple months wondering is normal for frist few therapy sessions More about your therapist getting to know you and your story

  • I think I am emotionally burnt out……
    I want to recover from it…..
    I do experience unexplained headaches……but Papa and ma tells it’s due to the phone ‘-‘ I’ve reduced my phone times though,,,,, but still they say the same….

  • You speak very well. I have been burned out now for almost two years with my high stress/high paying job. I feel ok when I’m off but the dread and depression quickly sets in just thinking about my return to work. The environment in my work place is very negative, moral is very low. And that’s the total opposite of how I am and try to be. My salary is very good, I have 10 years in now with a good amount of vacation time and decent benefits. That makes me scared to leave. I have a family of 5 and I constantly weigh my options for leaving. In the end I keep coming in doing just enough to stay off the radar. I feel unfulfilled and I hate myself for now doing something about it. I just dont know how. Thanks for letting me vent here

  • I’ve suffered from depression at times in my life especially as a teen and young adult when I had major breakdowns. A really toxic work environment in 2011 really messed me up though, and in general, the work I was doing burned me out over a course of 14 years, so now I’m trying to retrain into something less demanding.

  • As a student, summer is incredibly important and is a great time to heal from burn out. Personally, swimming, painting, and sleeping helps alot. Taking a break is definitely important after an entire semester of sleep deprivation lol

  • Y’all, okay. I got a question. So, I had good grades, good enough to get into university. But 2 months ago shit hit the fan. I haven’t gone to one class for 2 months and have skipped my classes pretty often. As expected I’m pretty much failing 2 classes from being a good student. I’ve been through this for 4 years but every year it gets worse. I have come to terms with the fact i probably won’t go to university, but I was wondering if any one had some advice to help me break this cycle.

  • Gosh I have both! I have worked at home full time with my baby since we was born and he will two in March! Being a stay at home mom alone is a full time job and I am doing both! It hasn’t been easy! A lot of people say, “wow that’s a blessing” and while it is!! I get that because I’m happy I am with him versus a stranger, but it is NOT easy! I can’t give him the time he needs and wants and then I can’t step away from my job either since I have dead lines to reach with what I do. It’s hard and it’s a pull each day! I’m burned out because working at home makes home not feel like home. I feel like home is work and work is home! It also gives me cabin fever as I hardly leave the house! I work, take care of little one, cook, and clean! It’s not easy.. rewarding, but hard! I also lost two uncles back to back one in June and one in August(maternal uncles). They were brothers and both died unexpectedly and that threw me in a whirlwind of depression and fear! I was very close to the last one we were only 6 years apart. I also developed Graves Disease after having my child and then the health anxiety came on! Ugh ����‍♀️ my only hope is God! You really do help me thank you for your time in all this!

  • I was so interested to hear that burnout takes some time to recover from. I had a horrible couple years at work. Even though this year is immeasurably better, I’ve still felt burned out. I am looking forward to much more from this series! ♥️

  • I have an MA degree and work at a nonprofit for minimum wage and do the duties of an entire department due to staffing cuts. It’s been a year…with no hope of being paid an appropriate wage.

    On top of that my parents house burned down, my friend and my grandfather died, my husband is dealing with PTSD and I’ve only been intimate once in the past 3-4 years. I just can’t anymore.

  • Shelters are not safe and clean and sterile dirty bathroom stall blood urine and feces in the USA Shelters bathroom and the Shelters system is failing people who are in the USA Shelters for over 5 years living now coronavirus staff is at risk of getting the coronavirus get out of the dirty shelter and off the streets sleeping off the streets sleeping off the trains sleeping now help them the homeless people out of the dirty shelter wasting the time and money of taxpayers coronavirus will not be playing or discriminating against anyone help the homeless people out of the dirty shelter homeless people to get government grants to be out there in own apartment buildings and being able to self quarantine and end Homelessness and stop endangering the homeless people lives help the homeless people out now not just small businesses help them homeless should of been 1st priority for housing and money government grants for the homeless people in the USA closings of all Shelters in USA immediately coronavirus

  • Dear thomas, thank you very much the video did help me because im a determined and motivated medschool 1st year medschool student and I am acing all my exams thanks to huge amounts of work but now slowly my body starts to quit on me and I am less focused curentlly im studying 18 hours a day and 6 hours of sleep and like you said in the video im gonna try to cut down the work load to 12 or 13 hours but do a more focused work and get 8 hours of sleep

  • Thank you for another great discussion Kati. It’s very comforting to know that professionals such as yourself and Dr. Lieberman are able to explain these issues so openly and simply. My thoughts are that feelings of burnout and depression are normal in our lives as humans. I think that what is so important is how each of us develop a sense of self awareness and instinctual confidence when we go thru those feelings, and it is so important that during that period, almost step outside of our body and mind to take an objective look at ourselves as it is happening. Then, we can see how it is possible to overcome it by acknowledging it, accepting that it is normal to feel that way, and gain perspective which is what will help us rid our ill thoughts. Almost like riding an ocean wave. We can survive it if we just believe that we are capable of handling it. And always knowing that we are not alone. Ever. ��❤️

  • Mr mayor bill de blasio and mr president Donald Trump and the other government officials the homeless people out of the dirty shelter people who are in the USA Shelters must be taken out and taken seriously now is not clean and sterile and safe exposes the coronavirus and what is coming next get people out of the dirty shelter stop warehousing people in the USA dirty Shelters and get the homeless people out of the dirty shelter people are in the Shelters system too long living 5 years in the Shelters system is failing people is inhumane is inhumane close every shelter in the USA now for good reason is coronavirus and what is coming next don’t want wait for the homeless people body counting and mass burials to be taken place taken seriously this is a code blue now is not 32 degrees outside now is the coronavirus get it what is coming next now help them get the homeless people out of the dirty shelter and off the streets sleeping off the trains sleeping now help them get the government voucher grant program to help them get the housing needs and money need more vulnerable people help small businesses help them the homeless people who don’t have the money place to self quarantine at greatest risk of getting dying coronavirus it doesn’t play or discriminating against anyone help the homeless people out of the Shelters system and the Shelters system must be close down for good get the homeless people out off the streets sleeping off the trains sleeping now help them the homeless people out 100 no more excuses no more lies

  • I am just thankful Dr. Marks that you made videos such as these. I sure am suffering from something.

    I feel like I am losing it everytime I am in distress. My doctor said I am having anxiety so I am happy I was able to watch your videos.

  • Thanks for the series, it has offered me some good insight, but I can’t help but notice that your solutions and general tone is primarily applicable to cushy corporate jobs (ie mid to high salary) and nearly impossible for low wage hourly workers. I don’t take for granted that I can implement these solutions but it feels out of touch with the majority of laborers. You should really look at the angle of burnout from the systemic socio-economic boot stepping on the necks of so many as I feel that is the actual problem with this current corporate-socialism “capitalism” of the day.

    LIke I said I can do these things as a comfortable tech worker, but these videos feel so out of touch with my generation.

  • I work hard and then try to get a week off of work every month and a half or so. I set my schedule to where I get Tuesdays and Thursdays off so I always look forward to those days. This last week I was up North seeing my boyfriend and that was fantastic! I loved almost every second of it!

  • Sad I missed this, it didn’t hit my sub box �� Love keeping this discussion going though. I work in residential behavioral health and I love my job, I love impacting the lives of my clients and seeing their growth but it’s so easy to get burnt out when they go through aggressive/combative spikes in behavior.

  • I think I am emotionally burnt out……
    I want to recover from it…..
    I do experience unexplained headaches……but Papa and ma tells it’s due to the phone ‘-‘ I’ve reduced my phone times though,,,,, but still they say the same….

  • I had a question. What if anything burns you out? I match a lot of burnout in that if I can relax and do whatever I want I feel okay and I am able to relax, but then the second school starts back up I feel burned out in a matter of weeks or sometimes days. Also, it isn’t just school. It is like if I have to do anything in my life and I can’t just relax and do nothing, I start to get stressed and anxious and burnout. This is where I start to feel a more general hopelessness as if no matter what I do, I can never be content. I am always just going to suffer unless I am able to remove responsibility from my life which isn’t possible. I am also in the process of getting diagnosed with ADHD, so maybe it has something to do with that, but idk. It is hard to figure out what’s going on in my brain when different things match parts of different disorders, but nothing perfectly.

  • Vidéo très intéressante comme d’habitude, merci! Si vous souhaitez savoir quels sont vos droits si vous faites un burnout je vous invite à regarder ma vidéo et à visiter a chaîne youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQbLpL1VOSA&t=7s

  • Oh look, random video…

    Five minutes in… oh

    Eight minutes in… um…

    Ten minutes in… UM…

    I think I’ve had enough self diagnoses for one day.

  • Coincidentally, I’ve been working way more than most of my contemporary students during my studies while only really having time for fun every 6 months (Excessive workload), while I still only receive shit grades D’s… for all of it (too little recognition) and don’t have time to have a job on the side because then my grades will fall dangerously low and close to an F where I have to then RE-WRITE assignments and spend even more time stuck in this hellhole of overly-demanding study circumstances, and if I then fail those assignments as well I will be stuck here for MORE SEMESTERS. But on the other thand if I DON’T get more job experience I will have such a hard time getting a job after uni and then it will all have been for NOTHING (Worrying).

    Sometimes I wish I could just enter a portal and just relax in a different world while everything else here freezes in time and waits for me to come back…

  • I want to be a writer, and this video is helpful because I am going through writer’s block, because of anxiety so it feels great to know I’m not in this alone. As a fan I support you and everything you do with that being said if you ever took a break from YouTube for whatever reason I will always understand, Much Love!

  • Sometimes it takes a step back. I know for me when I burn out I sleep a lot. I do make time for healthy meals and other activities that I enjoy. For self-care I love writing, washing my face each morning and night and drinking water.

  • Thank you so much for this video. My 19yr old daughter was 5150 and 5250 due to a hypomania episode she never had displayed before. She was diagnosed w BD and we are devastated. We are supporting her and you made me understand w all of your videos! Thank you.

  • Hi there, thank you for your message. 2 years ago I suffered a mental breakdown/burnout and was hospitalized for near suicide. It was from being over worked and heart broken. I am 29 now. Can I fully recover? Thank you. I am currently seeing a phsycologist and phsyciatrist, I’m just terrified about going back to work

  • I really liked this rambly heart to heart style video from Tom. Perhaps more than the crazy tech bells and whistles. Thanks for the important message and please take care!

  • I have a huge blackout that derived from a huge Burnout that was caused by work issue, health issue and a depression that was leading to my end. I had some huge issue caused by my undiagnosed celiac disease that slowly slowly took away from me all the vital energy. Then of course a work environment that was toxic as fuck and unfortunately a relationship that at that time was really bad due to my situation. I recognize that at the time I most likely got back my childhood depression and my Adhd came so fast that irritability, aggression and so on became so powerful that when I experienced those emotion I suffered with memory loss. I “think” that the major effect came when during one night out I was able to discuss about my problems with someone who works in the mental environment and she managed to opened me like a kid. I most likely had a one night stand and someone informed my current partner and the only things that I do remember is that someone was driving me at my home and when I opened that damn it door I saw my partner having a double penetration. That was the trigger. I went out and God damn it, I do not know what happened. Please whenever your partner is trying to reach out to you, find some time to listen to him and advocate him. I really do not know what will happen to me, since I really suffered a lot. This Burnout and all the list all the problems that I had encounter and listed above destroyed me. I personally tried to live and healthy life, I tried to be a good human being for the society and for anyone that was and is still around me. Guys we are here to Stand tall.

  • Kati!!
    How do I develop a secure attachment from being an anxious-preoccupied attached personality?
    I recently (today) I found out why I act the way I do and it was harsh. It would be great to hear how to recover from this!

    Thank you!!

  • I think burnout is as much a societal problem as an individual one. It would be interesting to ascertain what the baseline norm of not being burnt out is, how many would fit that criteria? It’s clear that at times of recession, burnout will be an epidemic in some sections of society, The needs to survive as opposed to the tendencies to strive are maybe as prone, where the immediate and pressing needs of sufficiency are barely achieved or need constant repeated efforts to do so. Having some sense of possibility and choice are human needs and this for many is in scarce supply.

  • I think I have been experiencing burnout for the past year and it’s becoming very apparent this past week. I’m a fifth year college student ready to get out of college but unfortunately I’m not getting out very soon. Not only did I switch majors from music education to music performance and still planning on getting my masters in music therapy, I can’t take an insane amount of classes like the rest of my colleagues can. I do well with obtaining 12 credit hours a semester when I usually start out with 19. This past week, I haven’t been able to do my homework because I’m not motivated to. I have been telling a few friends that I want to drop out of the semester but they all told me not to do it. I’m trying to keep myself going but it’s only the middle of the semester and it’s only going to get worse from here.

  • * People can hold up well against stress if they are getting satisfaction from their work
    * The way to reduce burnout is to either change the environment or the individual
    * To cope with the work setting, set time boundaries. Don’t be infinitely available.
    * Prioritize sleep
    * Exercise
    * Meditation. Headspace.

    * Consider changing companies or jobs

  • I houneatly dont know but i am definatly getting fuatrated with the amount of coursework i have. I have to get up early and get home late because of transport to college and whilst i apsolutly love the course i am doing wich is performkng arts, the coursework is starting to become a problem. It isnt that i am not doing it then having way to muxh to do! It is more of i get home and straight away write up what i needed to for that day. Then at the week ends i finish it and then try to balance that ontop of helping out at home as my siblings dont help out much and with 9 people in the house it becomes a mess. When i dont do the work i get fustrated i am bot doing enough but then when i do the wrok i feel like i am noy helping out my family enough (awaiting an autism diagnoses but i dont undwrstand how people view me and i dont want to be a dissapointment oe lonly again so i work hard to be the best i can for people) funny thing is i did this last year. As i started the last year of secondary school i was bombarded with evryone yelling about working on timetables and constant revision and work for the exams but i was unable to use a timetable due to the constant help needes in my family so that just pressured me to much. I decided to do 10 A4 pages of revishion (i for each topic) every day. As soon as i got back i would do that untill it was finished and i felt proud when i was done. But hearing that evryone was allways doing more and more made me feel like i was not doing enough so it got to the point where i would allways feel like i needed to do more revishion all the time ans it wasnt until i finished to exams that i felt releived from that amount of stress. My mum ended up banning me from revising for a week wich made me feel bad but i did so anyway. I am not in school anymorw but i feel like i am starting to do the same with my courswwork at college. Houneatly now i just want write as little as i can on each topic evryday so that i can help out with other things.
    Yeaturday i felt incredably bad as this alongside getting up before evryone in my family and getting home when eveyone is settled down and going to bed is startibg to make me feel isolated even though i have friwnds at college wich makes me feel swlfish. I also kept on going ehen my nan died the other week hoping that if i kept working on things it would distract me ane make up foe the loss with a posative outcome. It didnt realy and i am still sad about my nan although i am not like hystericaly crying or grieving like i feel i should. I feel more like that sadness is being held in my chest alongside other factors and i know i am probavly going to explode at somepoint but dont know when

  • Burned out? I guess we refer to very different states of fatigue with that then. Did your body feel really heavy, heavy as “lead”? Were you so tired that you struggled to do even any ordinary chores like cooking a meal or washing your hair, and things like that being the goal of the day?

  • I think i’m emotionally burnt out… I can’t even get joys in my life and i want to cry, but i can’t!! I think I’m going really crazy and i thought suicide a little yesterday. I’m really stressful and what can i do?? Please anyone help meeeeee..

  • I too have unrealistic ideas about what future me can accomplish. The nice thing is that my work (teaching music) is cyclical by nature and whether or not I learn from past scheduling mistakes, I do have a lighter workload during the summer.

  • Yep, I am counting down my 6 days till I am gone. I have worked in a doctor’s office for many years and we are all way overworked, underpaid and not enough people to help. Patients suffer as well as employees and no one really seems to care so bye bye.

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  • Vous ne vous reconnaissez plus, votre entourage non plus, tout a brûlé
    en vous. Épuisement physique, émotionnel et mental, le burn-out consume
    littéralement toutes vos énergies, vous laissant hébété, quelques
    connexions neuronales en moins, un zeste de cynisme en plus et votre
    vitalité en berne.
    Pour sortir du burn-out et ne pas rechuter,
    retrouver ses forces intérieures est la seule voie à suivre. Prévenir et
    permettre de se remettre d’un burn-out est tout l’enjeu de ce livre,
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    sérénité.
    Un sujet de santé et de société. Dans ce livre, vous
    découvrirez des techniques de sophrologie à pratiquer à la maison, au
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  • So……… You explain what it is……Give examples……. But no solution? I think this video could have been better if you gave a solution…otherwise its just pointless watching the video..and I not trolling… just felt like the video was half finished project!

  • Dude, I loved the honesty and transparency here. I was impressed with how well you were able to articulate such a tricky topic. And I’m glad to hear you’re doing better!

  • Pomodoro helps me take a break every 25mins and stay focused on work. I highly recommend the pomodoro technique to anyone feeling overwhelmed with whatever you are working on.

  • Effects of bunout may include increase drug use, high blood pressure, etc. If you’re suffering from burnout effects, we advise you to see your gp.
    Best regards, Healthchannel

  • This so correct. The burnout can trigger a depression. That’s what happened to me 1 year ago. I felt totally trapt in a job that was not fulfilling in any way that I couldn’t function any more. I was 62 years old and had no perspective. Afther 2 1/2 years I finally got better. I’m retired and doing good.
    Thank you for the clear information ����

  • It might be due to different language since I’m from a different country. But what you talk about is not what “burned out” means here.

    I got burned out about 4.5 years ago and I still can’t manage a job.

    I have sleeping problems; I struggle with falling asleep and wake up too soon. When it was really difficult, I couldn’t sleep more than 3 ours at a time.

    I struggle with reading and basic math. I need a calculator to help my 8 year old kid with her homework, I can’t read books.

    I used to have an awesome memory; I never used a calendar for anything, I remembered everything. Nowdays, if I don’t write it down, it’s gone. I need to write down stuff that I’ll do in 1 hour, otherwise I will forget.

    I’m sorry, but your problem sound more like anxiety and a lack of ispiration. You don’t seem to have the physical brain damage that you have after being burned out.

  • The video was good until you said I needed drugs and to see a doctor, and it’s a disorder. If you have a burnout then take a break.

  • My therapist gave up on me when my meds gave me hell, she didnt care about that the changes in the medications made me go crazy and said i cant help u anymore, and she “fired” me as a paitent. Now i dont want to go to another therapist. Can u do a video about why a terapisyt gives up on u

  • My fav things to do is take a “time out” about 10 minutes of it’s something light that’s causing me stress. If I get TOO stressed out, I’ll stay in and watch good movies for a few days and eat “better for me” foods until I feel like I can get back out and be social again. I love you for saying “it all depends on what recharges you, and how much time you need”! You’re so right! Every circumstance is different, sometimes a few minutes helps, sometimes a whole week is needed! Thank you Kati! <3

  • Great video! I love the idea of doing series of videos on a topic like this! Also, your videos have always been amazing, you are so relatable and authentic! I love that as you have become more comfortable in front of the camera and you stay authentic and empathetic to others!

    QUESTION: Is generational PTSD a thing? Can parents pass on their PTSD to their children if they are not treated? For example Holocaust victims, people involved in natural disasters such as Katrina etc. my mother may have had PTSD our family kind of lived crisis to crisis, I have PTSD now due to other traumas. But I often wonder if my Mom’s untreated PTSD played a role too. Did it make me less aware of danger? Did it make me less able to pull it together? What are your thoughts?

  • i was a 4.0 chemical engineering student who worked two jobs, was super involved in research, and school activities. my second semester of junior year i burnt out and became extremely depressed. i failed every class, got put on academic probation, lost my scholarships, kicked from research, kicked from the track team, fired from my jobs, lost most of my friends, and my gf left me. i hoped summer break would help since i didn’t have anything lined up, but i guess i was wrong. senior year comes along and i fail all the courses i was retaking, my school then kicked me out from the program. i’ve been working at a shoe store for the past few months, i really have nothing more to lose at this point.

  • #katifaq Hey Kati! I have been struggling with depression more than usual lately and feel so defeated. I try talking to my parents about going back to counseling and they tell me the same answer every time which is “I know, I’m trying” before I can finish what I am saying so I gave up asking. My sister has a lot of mental illness and it feels like they only see her problems cause they are always checking in on her. What should I do? Please help.

  • I esp like 1:40 1:45. I can’t believed I learned all of that within 5 seconds! Honestly, being so burnt out from everything, the last thing on my mind is to READ anything about being burnt out, so THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! <3 This animation and the people that made it rocks! God Bless =)

  • Taking some long weekends can help with burnout as well. I started implementing this this year, especially after mostly working from home. I’ll take a Friday and sometimes a Monday off; having a 4-day work week then allows me to prioritize what I absolutely need to get done, while ensuring I have enough time to recharge.

  • My Mom repeatedly would say how I seem in a rut. I wonder if it is more of a burnout thing. I tend to look at this reality in a very simple way with a view on it being eternal. And we are all linked through this eternal reality. The implications of that eternal reality are such that I feel in no rush to do anything. It may seem like apathy to an outside observer and perhaps it is. Or perhaps a form of nihilism although, within the confines of life, I do think there is meaning. In any case I find I must push myself out of this eternal way of thinking and force myself to focus on more immediate things to get myself to take action. Or maybe my brainy mind finds all manner of reasons to be a slacker?:D Idk about myself at times but I do not see this life as anything more than a vessel I currently find myself in and, in an eternal sense, I have nothing better to do anyway since there is no way out of any of this ultimately. This reality may be simple but it’s also strange which is partly the point. Anyway, love your videos as always. Very informative and insightful.

  • My passion is art. I started drawing for as long as i can remember, and i’d draw all day and night. It was really fun to do, but recently i’ve been feeling unmotivated to draw. Not even just sketch. I felt painful to draw or paint anything and for some reason i can’t think of anything to draw anymore.

    It might be art block, but i’ve never had such an intense unmotivated feeling before. I’m getting worried that i might be losing interest in my passion because it’s the best thing about me. I’ve invested so much into my passion.

    I need help. Is there any advice? Or this burnout kinda thing just part of the journey? Should i just keep my mind off my passion for a while? I really need guidance.

  • im burnt out yet i don’t know that i am. and now that i know that i am burnt out, it is already leading me to depression. any ways to help?

  • Idk if im emotionally brunt out bc i dont know what i can stress about? I dont really think about the corona so idk and im 12? So-? But i feel overwhelmed and get headachesfor a couple weeks now i dont feel like tidying my room or taking care of myself i stay in bed all day and cry? Why do i get angry so easily bc idk why i just hate that and i stay in my room all day? So i get rest but i still feel like shit so i don’t know anymore i feel numb at times i just want to talk to someone but at the same time i don’t wanna annoy people sorry im prob just lazy and annoying sorry if you read that all:(

  • In college I went through a 12 month period of taking a full course load and working 25 hours a week at a student org where I had to be “always online”. I burned out hard, and it forced me to reconsider my priorities in college and in life. I decided to abandon my professional ambition despite not having an alternative priority at the time, and that included leaving the prestigious organization. Now, as I’m just a few months from finishing college, I’m so much happier and even managed to get a great job with great work/life balance. But even if I didnt get this job, this would’ve still been the right decision.

    When you know what you’re doing is wrong, change. Even if you don’t have a strong alternative in mind.

  • My husband always is in automatic it scares me specially if he’s driving I know he is in that mode when he starts repeating his own words time and time again I can predict what he says before he does is there a link?

  • On de Iran vs subject…en dat ding van mcas zit ook op mijnnet vlies…is dat de ruimte die die ons begint in de steek te laten, ik weet en vertrouw op de Heilige Geest van God herstelt

  • I’ve felt de personalized and unappreciated at work. The people are toxic. I’m not legally getting paid all I’m working for. But with covid going on and no vehicle I’m limited to a small town and my only option would be customer service. I quit customer service after 8 years because it drained me of having any self worth. I really don’t want to go back

  • Glad to find your videos today. I’m having a burnout recently, I think. At some point, I can even skipped a meal just because I wanted to sleep. I’ve tried to set boundaries now. Looks like it kinda worked, but not too consistent since I still can feel guilty about it.

  • I’m almost crying from watching this video. As a self-funded PhD researcher, I’ve been incredibly driven and engaged in my work but in the last couple of months my supervisor has turned against me, discarded all my work and made me feel completely worthless. Most of my thoughts now revolve around feeling lost, empty and dumb. And for the first time in my life, I’ve lost all interest in what I do.

  • Y’all, okay. I got a question. So, I had good grades, good enough to get into university. But 2 months ago shit hit the fan. I haven’t gone to one class for 2 months and have skipped my classes pretty often. As expected I’m pretty much failing 2 classes from being a good student. I’ve been through this for 4 years but every year it gets worse. I have come to terms with the fact i probably won’t go to university, but I was wondering if any one had some advice to help me break this cycle.

  • You assume that burnout is caused by your personal mental problems. ¿But what if that condition is caused by external circunstances? I mean, we live in a competitive world in which no one really cares about you, furthermore, people will try to take advantege of you even if they make you think they are your friends. The psicologist gives a shit about you, he is there doing his job for money and will give you some useless pills that wil leave you un a drug induced psicological anestesy so that you are not really living the reality as it is.¿What if the main cause of all mental disorders is this absurd capitalist system that treats people as disposable consumers and producers competing for their survival against each other while they try to show their false kindness towards the rest of the world?The isolation, loneliness, insecurity caused by that kind of social relations… could drive anyone totally insane.

  • 3:50 The Sunday evening dread is what brought me here. I have a great paying job that pays bills, but I don’t like being there. It’s now Sunday evening, and it’s the last day of a 2 week break from work. I was giddy for the first week, but I began feeling depressed about going back. I think I’m just burned out. I’ve held this job for 15 years and have reported to the same director, who has no desire to develop her direct reports. Everyone reporting to her is basically there to help her succeed in her role. She continually hires external people to fill senior roles and does not promote anyone existing in our division into these roles. The only way up, is to leave. I guess I’ve had enough of my job, but I feel afraid to leave and start over.

  • I definitely have this and I’m looking to work for myself every job js the same so you’ll burnout where ever you go folks gotta start becoming they’re own boss

  • To anyone reading, take burnout seriously, the psyhological part with losing motivation and feeling down is just the start, when the physical burnout come like for me it will be one of the worst things ever, my stresssystem stopped working fully and the first days it couldnt even handle gravitational stress so couldnt manage to sit up in a chair even �� took many months to heal

  • I don’t believe people do take burn out seriously. If that was the case then zero hour contracts wouldn’t exist anymore. People are forced to work up to 18 hours a day then are expected to for work 6 hours after finishing their last shift or they don’t get work again for at least a week. ✌��

  • I believe some depressed people may think they have burnout, but I actually stayed very darn optimistic during my burnout at age 32. It translated in severe memory loss, the complete inability to deal with minute amounts of stress/expectations and even some physical symptoms like reduced coordination and vertigo. The comparison with being unhappy about a job or feeling down really bothers me.

  • After burning out senior year of high school I became severely depressed and have been for the past 3 years. Please don’t let this happen to you. It’s not worth it. I have developed many other physical health conditions because of this and my family has spent almost $800,000 in medical bills and doctors visits which have only made me sicker. I know in my heart this could have been avoided had I taken care of myself in school instead of slowly killing myself with the workload and stress.

  • The thoughtfulness, introspection, humanness (is that a word?), and depth you go in your subjects kept me tuned in. Your back and forth “pain in the ass” is what made me subscribe. Honestly, thank you for these videos.

  • I’m hoping in this series you discuss some lifestyle changes to help us manage our cortisol. I have done some reading on my own about adrenal fatigue which I think clinically make sense regarding burnout and I would be interested if you could touch on this in the series. For now I’m trying to add in more exercise.

  • You described the effect but not the “Cause” that can be getting tired of society because of more intelligence.
    That’s the reason the simple minded majority don’t fall into these kinda problems totally.

  • I love everything you have to offer, you’ve inspired me a lot over many many years, and your channel has long been my go-to whenever i need to think rationally about problems with my productivity and my struggles as a student in college. I’m graduating this year with a Bachelor in Computer Science and I just hope you read my comment and know how much your channel meant to me:)

  • I am so burnt out right now. �� I have been working the same job for almost four years now and I only make $9.45 an hour. My schedule also varies from week to week making it impossible to plan anything or take some time for myself. Plus my job is at a very busy retail store. So it is fast paced and stressful. I work 8 hour shifts with only 30 minute lunch breaks bc we are short staffed. And my main boss is always stressed out which leaks onto the rest of us. I have decided to look for a new job. I don’t know if it will be better but I have to try. At this point I am very unhappy. �� I can’t remember what it was like to wake up happy in the mornings and I feel I have nothing to look forward to anymore. I have to try and find my happiness again.

  • Been home for almost 3 years now due to burnout and depression due to the burnout. It feels like it will never go away. It takes such a long time to heal from.

  • You described the effect but not the “Cause” that can be getting tired of society because of more intelligence.
    That’s the reason the simple minded majority don’t fall into these kinda problems totally.

  • Great video! I love the idea of doing series of videos on a topic like this! Also, your videos have always been amazing, you are so relatable and authentic! I love that as you have become more comfortable in front of the camera and you stay authentic and empathetic to others!

    QUESTION: Is generational PTSD a thing? Can parents pass on their PTSD to their children if they are not treated? For example Holocaust victims, people involved in natural disasters such as Katrina etc. my mother may have had PTSD our family kind of lived crisis to crisis, I have PTSD now due to other traumas. But I often wonder if my Mom’s untreated PTSD played a role too. Did it make me less aware of danger? Did it make me less able to pull it together? What are your thoughts?

  • Glad to find your videos today. I’m having a burnout recently, I think. At some point, I can even skipped a meal just because I wanted to sleep. I’ve tried to set boundaries now. Looks like it kinda worked, but not too consistent since I still can feel guilty about it.

  • Thank you for this message… I feel that I am almost on a point of no return. Not yet. Your video made me realize that I can choose a different life. I am already on that path. This just made me more willing to change. So thank you for this.

  • Very nicely produced video!
    Camera, sound and editing is great!
    (Also liked the animations)

    I long thought burnout was the same as exhaustion disorder, but your videos have helped make them separate!
    Is exhaustion disorder a thing in the US?

  • I really appreciate this heart-to-heart, felt like I had a good, deep conversation with a trusted friend. 5th year PhD student here, getting older, wiser, and more cynical every year lol Got tons of motivation from your videos since I first started grad school, and just hearing this honest story from you made me feel like I’m not alone in feeling really burnt out; this is a normal process (especially among workaholics/perfectionists that won’t leave themselves alone in peace and will constantly find work and ways to self-improve). My favorite YouTuber who’s a superstar productivity master went through it, overcame it and shared how he did it; it’s giving me hope that I can do it too. Thanks for this video.

  • Hm… I have burnout I can confirm that, but I’ve been crying more than a normal person does and I do it like everyday. The only emotions I’d usually have are anger and sadness. I also hold on to my past incidents. Then half of the time I don’t feel like I enjoy what I use to enjoy but the other half I sometimes do. What exactly do I have then? Just a burn-out? Or a burn-out with depression..??

  • Kati, you’re incredible! Yes, taking breaks is so, so important. Thank you so much for sharing!! Your videos are always so helpful and have the greatest tips.

  • Definitely watch out for burnout. I kept pushing through. Literally crying in the car on my way to work. Got sick and was diagnosed with burnout which had led to clinical depression as well. Its better to catch these things early and try and slow down before you literally collapse

  • Okay. So I’m depressed and burnt out. I changed jobs because I knew the one I had was burning me out, but then 4 days into training for my new job, my new employer got rid of me. I tried to look on the bright side, and consider my unemployment an “unplanned vacation.” I tried to take it easy, and “reset.” I tried to think of a new plan. I tried to stick to a routine and pull myself back together. I simply can’t shake the feeling that anything I try to do simply won’t work because I’ve been the problem all along.
    I get it, Dr. Marks. You would put me on anti-depressants. Problem solved. Now, can you prescribe me anything for no mental health insurance coverage?

  • this is a great video, but what if your character and temperament don’t match well with the culture and demands of this generation? (not just work but this time period in general?)

  • I am so sick of people thinking burnout is just “being weak”. Why go through life suffering and miserable, for what? Bragging rights to say how “tough” you are?

  • This was very helpful. I’m bipolar and deal with depression often. But lately I’ve been dealing with really bad burnout. Like thinking about work just makes me feel gross. I get overwhelmed and just need to walk away. I actually talked to my boss about taking a break from work for a few weeks to reset myself and come back feeling mentally better and better to be around since I work with customers all day.

  • I took breaks. I even let go of many opportunities. But I still feel so burned out. I think I may not recover and the idea of change is so surreal that it might not happen.

  • Key to life is to live a simple life. “Go to school, get married, have kids, get a mortgage, get a well paying job to sustain this life style”….it goes on and on. Simple life is best.

  • I think i’m emotionally burnt out… I can’t even get joys in my life and i want to cry, but i can’t!! I think I’m going really crazy and i thought suicide a little yesterday. I’m really stressful and what can i do?? Please anyone help meeeeee..

  • I don’t know what to do? I experience depersonalization from time to time. I am very forgetful and disorganized ( all my life long).

    I have mental hyperactivity, problem focusing etc… my md prescribed me add meds which is helping me a lot with school and my therapist thinks I’m having a burnout only so far…

  • You speak very well. I have been burned out now for almost two years with my high stress/high paying job. I feel ok when I’m off but the dread and depression quickly sets in just thinking about my return to work. The environment in my work place is very negative, moral is very low. And that’s the total opposite of how I am and try to be. My salary is very good, I have 10 years in now with a good amount of vacation time and decent benefits. That makes me scared to leave. I have a family of 5 and I constantly weigh my options for leaving. In the end I keep coming in doing just enough to stay off the radar. I feel unfulfilled and I hate myself for now doing something about it. I just dont know how. Thanks for letting me vent here

  • I’ve been grinding this whole year at school and now that the finals are coming up, I’ve burnt out and it’s not good timing. I’ve spent this whole week just passing out the second I get home.

  • my emotion is out of control.like when i watch tv my emotion get connected to tv or to anyone anywhere beside me.what should i do.please tell me.

  • Those surgeons who organised a strike sound like brave strong people. It’s not easy to stand up to authority or try to change a way a society is structured when you know something is wrong. It’s easier to bow your head, do what you’re told, be a “good worker”, and suffer. This guy sounds like he has a balanced life. He works but isn’t overloaded.

  • I’ve been grinding this whole year at school and now that the finals are coming up, I’ve burnt out and it’s not good timing. I’ve spent this whole week just passing out the second I get home.

  • Definition: An extended period of time where someone experiences exhaustion and a

    Lack of interest in things, resulting in a decline in their job performance.

    Easier said: Everything makes you tired. You don’t care about anything. Everything sucks.

    It doesn’t happen overnight. It needs time to get there.

    Prevent it:

    1. What causes it? (physical or mental issues, lack of personal motivation, outside influences (family, financial, time management, assignment overload)

    2. Recognize the signs of burnout early (try to prevent them then)

    Try:

    • Don’t bite off more than you can chew with your course load. (shift into a lower gear)

    • Your body and your mind need to be in working order (lack of sleep, nutrition, exercise)

    • Get organized

    Give yourself some free time, where you have high density fun. Currently I am in the same spot…

  • After burning out senior year of high school I became severely depressed and have been for the past 3 years. Please don’t let this happen to you. It’s not worth it. I have developed many other physical health conditions because of this and my family has spent almost $800,000 in medical bills and doctors visits which have only made me sicker. I know in my heart this could have been avoided had I taken care of myself in school instead of slowly killing myself with the workload and stress.

  • How do you help a person who was depressed to begin with, became completely burnt out, lost a child then became even more depressed? I quit my job, I left my home for 3 weeks with my husband and went to the coast. Half the time I was ok and felt better, the other half I was sitting at the beach and all I could do was stare into the horizon and wish my life wasnt mine. At this point I’m convinced I’m a high functioning depressed and just go go go.

  • Those surgeons who organised a strike sound like brave strong people. It’s not easy to stand up to authority or try to change a way a society is structured when you know something is wrong. It’s easier to bow your head, do what you’re told, be a “good worker”, and suffer. This guy sounds like he has a balanced life. He works but isn’t overloaded.

  • Also very cool when you think about the amygdala getting larger and the impact on the prefrontal cortex as it relates to some of the more impulsive symptoms of burnout like absenteeism, ethical issues, and irritability. The enlarged amygdala is pushing impulsivity!

  • I have an MA degree and work at a nonprofit for minimum wage and do the duties of an entire department due to staffing cuts. It’s been a year…with no hope of being paid an appropriate wage.

    On top of that my parents house burned down, my friend and my grandfather died, my husband is dealing with PTSD and I’ve only been intimate once in the past 3-4 years. I just can’t anymore.

  • I burned out at the same time as my regular S.A.D kicked in. I’m due to start Uni again in January, but I don’t think I’m over any of it yet >< hooray

  • I told myself at the first of the year that i would take one day a week to not worry about the sales and survival. But haven’t been able to do that yet. I have forgotten what a vacation is, fun or a social event is. Disability barely pays the rent. My working on videos is one way for me to unwind. Then i feel like i have completed something. Have not been able to work since Jan 2014. Am still looking for a counselor and three other doctors.

  • Left a job last month for this. I walked, given the choice. I have a low wage, no responsibility time filler job now. I will get back on the horse someday. Fed the F up with all of it, drained, apathetic, dissociated…… ‘Put me on a highway, show me a sign, and take it to the limit one more time….’

  • Burnout happens because we are not supposed to work! This is normalizing something completely unnatural “Futhermore, the aim is to let you get back to work as quickly as possible” FUCK OFF

  • To anyone reading, take burnout seriously, the psyhological part with losing motivation and feeling down is just the start, when the physical burnout come like for me it will be one of the worst things ever, my stresssystem stopped working fully and the first days it couldnt even handle gravitational stress so couldnt manage to sit up in a chair even �� took many months to heal

  • One quick question, what are the effects, consequences if you use cannabis, “schrooms” or all those supposed medicinal drugs while being on Abilify or BP meds??? Thank you in advance for your response.

  • New normal hand you a device eg laptop a code for: you’re expected to work 50-60 hrs or be “on call “. Technology helps and hurts us. Many people looking for a balance

  • I felt it last year in an intensive way. Here in Brazil, we have a test called ENEM that evaluates your learning as a high school student and gives you a grade that later on the students use to get an enroll in a public university. Some courses are very disputed and you have to study a lot to take them. Today, looking back in the past even though I accomplished my goal, I see that the whole process to make it was very destructive to my physical and mental health.

  • I suffered from a burnout during my job. I had a comfortable wage, living in the hotspot in a great city. But I was just not spiritually charged i guess. So, i decided to make a big decision to quit my job, sold my condo and went back to school to learn more in a completely new city in a different country. Best move ever.

  • This video was really powerful for me. I have a separate channel @angleofattack and I’m constantly pushing. You identified so many of those things that as an entrepreneur really push me. And it’s always an inner struggle rather than other people really pushing me. Do more stuff like this! It’s great.

  • Fantastic content, Kati; thank you for sharing! So glad to have found you and your videos… Just subscribed (Although I would subscribe just to hear your beyond bodacious laugh!)

  • I had to kick myself out of my mother’s house because I had burn out for a few years. My mental health is a million times better now. ��

  • some of the things i like to do to prevent/help burnout are dancing every day, drawing, writing, and engaging in stimulating conversations

  • Loved this. So glad you found that spark again Tom, burnout really sucks & consumes the hell out of anyone. You’re one of the most hardworking & dedicated people I’ve seen around the internet.

  • This is so interesting! Like you said, a lot of people experience burnout these days, but knowing you’re not making it up or over exaggerating makes a huge difference. Thanks for sharing:)

  • Dr. Marks, when you described the scenario of going away to relax and having your pile of work taken care of by somebody else, I literally felt all my muscles relax thinking about it. I am on a few days of vacation right now and thinking about the growing pile of work waiting for me is impacting my vacation time.

  • I work hard and then try to get a week off of work every month and a half or so. I set my schedule to where I get Tuesdays and Thursdays off so I always look forward to those days. This last week I was up North seeing my boyfriend and that was fantastic! I loved almost every second of it!

  • Thank you. I quit my job today after my manager told me my work had become crappy. I realized she was right. I haven’t felt engaged with my job for 6 months or more. Have been unable to focus, write, and feel apathetic. I didn’t realize I was burnt out until my girlfriend described that my brain fogginess sounded like burn out.

    My question is, has COVID made it more difficult for people to tell the difference? For a while I thought the epidemic was what made me depressed. But putting in my two weeks has already shifted my mood a bit.

  • Such a helpful video Kati! As a recovering perfectionist, I am still in the early stages of ALLOWING myself to rest when I need it. When I do rest, it can be a huge struggle to quiet the voice in the back of my head that’s always got a list of “more productive” things I “should” be doing. I appreciate the reminder that taking breaks is a necessary part of being a healthy human! I think a lot of Americans are so entrenched in a capitalistic mindset that we believe we are only worth as much as we can work or produce. It’s really unhealthy.

  • Hi Samimalmstrom, all easier said than done. Most people need to work for an income and for many people working is an important part of their lives. To get over the burn-out it can be important to “get back in society” after a while when one is ready for it. When you have a burn-out that’s related to a specific workplace, you probably will be advised to build up work hours in a different company to avoid tension. Kind regards

  • I am losing interest at work and been wondering what causes it. I used to think its depression but I think its just an effect of the major reason of what I am experiencing. I also think it was employer who failed to motivate or appreciate their employee. I am playing word guessing game based from pictures last night and burnout was the answer. Suddenly, I thought to myself, what if its a burnout I am experiencing and maybe it has very serious effects. Maybe I dont really understand and not paying attention to being burnout. So I guess its really something and will assume thats its whats I experiencing for a while now. I will discover more about it and will find ways to get away with being burnout.

  • It is so refreshing to see a video like this. One where you’re being real, definitely, but one that doesn’t have all the camera angles and stuff. I enjoy those now and again, but this type of video lets me just focus on what you need to say instead of trying to pay attention to the “video” story at the same time.

  • Misdiagnosed. I was misdiagnosed. Burned-out I was, not depressed; because my brain was overloaded when using an SSRI and Remron. Which changed who I’m in a matter of two weeks.

  • Uh, I don’t like this series. All those annoying animations, I forget to listen. I love the usually Kati Morton vids 1000 more. Interviews, though, is a good idea, but it makes me calm seeing the people who talk. All best

  • Definitely watch out for burnout. I kept pushing through. Literally crying in the car on my way to work. Got sick and was diagnosed with burnout which had led to clinical depression as well. Its better to catch these things early and try and slow down before you literally collapse

  • I’ve been off work since late July and need to get back sooner, rather than later due to financial needs. I don’t feel anywhere near ready to return to work, like, I still am waking several times a night, suffering stress related illnesses. Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely feeling better than when I had my mental breakdown in late July, but am not ready to go back yet. Is there a way to speed up the process simply, like by cutting back on carbs or similar technique? My landlords insists on getting paid regardless of what my mental health situation is, could use some help getting back to full health, faster.

  • I am so sick of people thinking burnout is just “being weak”. Why go through life suffering and miserable, for what? Bragging rights to say how “tough” you are?

  • Bit too relatable, oof, those hormons tho, does they effect the way you treat other People, just saw a serie with a person with burn out in it, she was pretty vilainlike due to it, not that everyone is this way, still tho, it probably sucks a lot ig

  • Very nicely produced video!
    Camera, sound and editing is great!
    (Also liked the animations)

    I long thought burnout was the same as exhaustion disorder, but your videos have helped make them separate!
    Is exhaustion disorder a thing in the US?

  • Its noice seeing you using pauses, relating yourself to the material, making the topic interesting by asking questions and having like a thriller movie as if, “i wonder what she is gonna go with this” kinda moments from the viewers. subscribed cause of that. oh yeah and i guess the topic is good too!
    PS: What was this video about?

  • THE ANIMATIONS!!! Also thank you for this video. Im struggling with a job i love and pays well but recently has become quite grueling to go to. Funny how this popped up just in time.

  • This is sort of unrelated but this is the only place I can think of to ask this. My friends mom drinks a lot and is abusive but my friend still loves her mom and doesn’t want to tell cps. I don’t know what to do and how I can support her.

  • Another great video, thank you Kati! It really helps me understand the difference between depression and burnout and many thanks to Dr. Lieberman, for his contribution. I really enjoyed watching this conversation and one highlight (and maybe eyeopener in some way) was, that he said, that burnout is probably another form of depression.
    And that burnout is not only work-related, but also relates to bad relationships.
    Thank you Kati, keep up your great work your channel taught me a lot and helped me so much, also in evaluating my therapy!

  • I landed in an epileptic seizure then over the course of a couple days I was relatively ask are you a hundred percent 2 months be for that I had a seizure and doms set in on the weekend if that seizure how could I be a hundred percent I make youtube videos I don’t what to permote my channel but I have 7 subscribers between all that I have to deal with the aftermath left mentally by my ex landlord choosing to take her to a human rights trivial of court and my grandma and aunt don’t see my point in fighting for a Comunity the trans community me I vape to get my mind off things

  • I missed the drop of this video and school burnout dropped on me like the Hiroshima and I still haven’t recovered… like the Hiroshima.

  • Coincidentally, I’ve been working way more than most of my contemporary students during my studies while only really having time for fun every 6 months (Excessive workload), while I still only receive shit grades D’s… for all of it (too little recognition) and don’t have time to have a job on the side because then my grades will fall dangerously low and close to an F where I have to then RE-WRITE assignments and spend even more time stuck in this hellhole of overly-demanding study circumstances, and if I then fail those assignments as well I will be stuck here for MORE SEMESTERS. But on the other thand if I DON’T get more job experience I will have such a hard time getting a job after uni and then it will all have been for NOTHING (Worrying).

    Sometimes I wish I could just enter a portal and just relax in a different world while everything else here freezes in time and waits for me to come back…

  • Been home for almost 3 years now due to burnout and depression due to the burnout. It feels like it will never go away. It takes such a long time to heal from.

  • I’ve been diagnosed with dysthymia(10+ years ago), but I think I’m experiencing burn out (probably have been for a couple years). I’ve said for 4 years that my job doesn’t utilize any of my skills/strengths and requires that I work harder to compensate for my weaknesses. Plus, I’m a single parent who receives no outside assistance, no child supportno government assistance. My parents have offered watch my kiddo for a few hours a week so he gets a break from his after school program (i.e. while I am at work). That’s it.
    I thought I was depressed but…. when I do get away for a little bit. It feels SO NICE.
    Thank you SO MUCH. This was very helpful. Time to make some scary changes….

  • This is a tough one for me, because I had a depression diagnosis before I started a job, but I did okay for a while there, a couple of years( even though I never really felt as if I fit in, never felt part of the team). After a while, I became so unhappy there that I started going in late, missing days; I would complete my work on other days, at night, though. I ended up having a major depressive episode, with hospitalization, and while I was in the hospital, just before I was to discharge, I developed some severe anxiety at the thought of going back to the job. I’d never ever experienced that before. So, I’m just not sure what to call that.:-/

  • From what I gathered from your videos, I definitely have burnout (I’m a CPS social worker) and experience anxiety/panic attacks related to the burnout. I plan to incorporate exercise to help alleviate some of my symptoms, as well as other tips you mentioned. Praying for relief. Thanks for your videos Dr. Marks.

  • One quick question, what are the effects, consequences if you use cannabis, “schrooms” or all those supposed medicinal drugs while being on Abilify or BP meds??? Thank you in advance for your response.

  • The video was good until you said I needed drugs and to see a doctor, and it’s a disorder. If you have a burnout then take a break.

  • definitely me. especially the past 6 months or so. stuck at a job I hate and managing a relationship with someone who has toxic traits.

  • There’s a great new book called “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry” by John Mark Comer that speaks powerfully to these types of problems.:)

  • I feel like I have this bc yesterday my best friend dumped me for some boy but I didn’t show signs of sadness I just smiled and laughed I laugh at my own suffering I smile at ppl dying ��

  • Here in Sweden we have special clinics for burnout, and the criteria is different than these three you describe here. It has to do with changes in the brain (this has been proven) where you experience memory loss, you can’t concentrate at all, information just doesn’t stick, you can forget where you live or where you are going sitting in the car driving the same road you do every day etc. It’s scary stuff. The body simply “stops functioning” and you can’t get out of bed or you pass out due to exhaustion. It’s so much more serious than “you don’t feel like going to work”. Recovery, if you have a serious burnout, can take years. It doesn’t need to include depression, but some people have that at the same time. This is a serious syndrome, if you really have burnout syndrome it wont matter how much you WANT to get back to work and life, it wont help with positive thinking or just a little rest. It’s a serious, serious syndrome that needs to be taken very seriously. But it’s positive that this gets more recognition in other countries as well. Many get diagnosed with depression, but that is a different thing.

  • Dear thomas, thank you very much the video did help me because im a determined and motivated medschool 1st year medschool student and I am acing all my exams thanks to huge amounts of work but now slowly my body starts to quit on me and I am less focused curentlly im studying 18 hours a day and 6 hours of sleep and like you said in the video im gonna try to cut down the work load to 12 or 13 hours but do a more focused work and get 8 hours of sleep

  • This was very helpful. I’m bipolar and deal with depression often. But lately I’ve been dealing with really bad burnout. Like thinking about work just makes me feel gross. I get overwhelmed and just need to walk away. I actually talked to my boss about taking a break from work for a few weeks to reset myself and come back feeling mentally better and better to be around since I work with customers all day.

  • I was so interested to hear that burnout takes some time to recover from. I had a horrible couple years at work. Even though this year is immeasurably better, I’ve still felt burned out. I am looking forward to much more from this series! ♥️

  • I really needed to hear you speak on this topic. I’m feeling everything you said I want to close my company completely. Things are getting worse daily!! My personality is changing no appetite, no sleep, no sex in 12 years I’m pissed off quite a bit and frustrated in every way possible. It’s almost like I’m dying a very slow and Extremely Painful Death!
    Help!!

  • well hi Kati and thanks a lot for all your videos, i like them, you’re so comprehensive and kind, that’s basically what everyone that struggles with mental issues likes to receive!
    don’t know if you’ll read this but i’ve dealt with dysthymia and chronic pains through almost the biggest part of my life, but i’m still struggling to have proper diagnosis and treatments and sometimes it’s just really hard for me also to do the simplest things not only emotionally but also phisically, due to a chronic tiredness that sometimes seems to hit very bad and harder.
    i was wondering if you could make a video about chronic fatigue syndrome and its correlations with depression and anxiety, you know, just to understand how to deal properly with that kind of issues, i’m trying my best to be conscious and self-aware of all my problems.
    thanks a lot and greetings from Italy! <3

  • I believe some depressed people may think they have burnout, but I actually stayed very darn optimistic during my burnout at age 32. It translated in severe memory loss, the complete inability to deal with minute amounts of stress/expectations and even some physical symptoms like reduced coordination and vertigo. The comparison with being unhappy about a job or feeling down really bothers me.

  • I took breaks. I even let go of many opportunities. But I still feel so burned out. I think I may not recover and the idea of change is so surreal that it might not happen.

  • What if you can’t really cut back on commitments? I’m a medical student and I’m spending 10 hours per day in the hospital and then have to study afterward. I can barely get food in my system and for the gym in occasionally

  • When I’m feeling burned out, it seems like no amount of personal time is enough. Maybe the solution is just to go ahead and do a small amount of personal time each day until things feel more balanced.

  • More activation or activation at abnormal times makes sense. As far as I recall, that’s what happens when we are consistently over-aroused. The amygdala becoming bigger, due to it’s overuse, is logical as well. If it does become bigger, does that mean efficiency is decreased? And, if efficiency is decreased, would an appropriate treatment be in the efficient use of fight or flight system?

    Okay, so follow me on this logic:

    Working through a phobia is liking working for the effective use of fight or flight.
    When to use fight or flight is learning the effective use.

    However, if we never allow the phobia to fully develop, fight or flight is working effectively.
    Yet, we may be able to develop a more efficient use of the fight or flight system.
    To do so, we must be able to rationalize fears before they become full-blown phobias.
    So, slowly developing the understanding of a smaller and less intense fear to be irrational is the process of developing an efficient use of the fight or flight system.
    It becomes more efficient in the sense that we are able to decide by the mechanisms at which we previously utilized for any novel fears.
    That is, we are better prepared to understand which things are worth fearing and which are irrational fears.

    This doesn’t really apply to burnout quite as easily. But, it may have some importance in situations in which people are not able to leave their profession as easily. Being able to rationalize the steps for being able to leave a burnout situation may be important. What do you think?

  • You assume that burnout is caused by your personal mental problems. ¿But what if that condition is caused by external circunstances? I mean, we live in a competitive world in which no one really cares about you, furthermore, people will try to take advantege of you even if they make you think they are your friends. The psicologist gives a shit about you, he is there doing his job for money and will give you some useless pills that wil leave you un a drug induced psicological anestesy so that you are not really living the reality as it is.¿What if the main cause of all mental disorders is this absurd capitalist system that treats people as disposable consumers and producers competing for their survival against each other while they try to show their false kindness towards the rest of the world?The isolation, loneliness, insecurity caused by that kind of social relations… could drive anyone totally insane.

  • I’m currently burnt out trying to solve it. And I do feel like if I take a vacation for more than a couple days, things will fall apart and/or stop. I’d ‘love’ to say that my burnout is me working like crazy and getting stressed, but the truth is that many days I can barely get anything done and have trouble getting up in the mornings. I am a dedicated and motivated entrepreneur, but I’ve been working on my business for years and still don’t see the results I wanted to see this far. And on top of everything, I don’t feel like one or two good decisions can really bring the results in a short time frame. I feel like I still need years more of working even harder to get solid results. I think this part is being quite a burden.

    Thanks for sharing your burn out Tom, it was really insightful =)

  • Hi Kati! I love your videos and you’ve helped so much with seeking help and processing my BPD diagnosis. I was just wondering if you could do a video talking about the highs that come with BPD. We always focus so much on the lows, but I do experience “manic” symptoms as well. I’m also planning to talk about this in my next session but I’d love to hear you speak on it! Thanks for everything that you do!

  • What about people dealing with burnout from daily stresses that they can’t avoid? Due to inescapable home circumstances, or the way they are treated by all of society, or disabilities? Talking about ways of helping with that would be cool.

    There are so many factors in someone’s life that affect every moment of how they socialize and how hard they have to fight to get their needs met and very often they, really actually very much, are not something that person can control or have any affect on. So often we are given the advice of avoiding stresses or “removing ourselves” from the situation… but for some of us that situation is a perpetual condition of our whole lives, so advice from healthcare professionals that actually address that would be cool. Call it “harm reduction” if you need to, but professionals seem downright afraid to discuss ways of coping with inherently stressful or abusive circumstances because they want to push people into getting out of them… or the advice focuses on way of trying to communicate your needs to others, which is great, and the focus, culturally, should be on the person causing the problem and not the victim, but sometimes that isn’t an option, on an individual level, and people stuck in a situation like that still need and deserve help. Not everyone can access the personalized care of being able to talk to someone themselves about their specific circumstances, and most professionals don’t want to hazard broad statements that aren’t “get help and get out”, so some of us get lost in that crack.

    And often the abusive situation or emotional harm or stress isn’t even coming from another person, more than a whole system or their own body. Sometimes when someone has a certain kind of disability or trauma, normal seeming situations and normal seeming responses can become inherently abusive to them, or be highly stressful in ways that others can’t do much to cooperate around, or that they aren’t well equipped to deal with. A person can’t escape their body, or the way society treats them on a whole, or even how 90% of people will be prone to treating them because of common biases, no matter who they surround themselves with. Sometimes one person’s disability or trauma clashes poorly with another’s, but they are still otherwise the healthiest and most supportive people they each could be around, and they need ways of working around that or coping with it until they can work out a system.

    There are times when depression, anxiety, or burnout may just be “occupational” but when that circumstance is also a permanent fixture that you, in a very literal sense, can’t do anything about. I really think there’s a place here for somewhat generalized advice on ways you can combat the effects of these things when you can’t remove yourself from a source of stress, abuse, or hardship. There are also people who cannot tolerate medications for various reasons or who can’t process medications in general, and advice for how they can try to take control of their own brain chemistry would be very helpful, but often questions about that kind of thing are “fielded” or treated like it’s coming from a place of just not wanting meds, or not “thinking” they can change the circumstance, rather than it being a literal impossibility. It would probably help a lot of people to have a healthcare professional acknowledge that and teach various ways of coping and reducing harm when you are in a circumstance that is life long or long term and is beyond your control.

  • I feel like I have this bc yesterday my best friend dumped me for some boy but I didn’t show signs of sadness I just smiled and laughed I laugh at my own suffering I smile at ppl dying ��

  • My problem is burnout from dealing with certain people, one toxic that I can’t cut out entirely & one that just needs a little work to keep from going the toxic route. The nice thing is I’m getting a fair amount of mental health recovery while recovering from surgery. The physical recovery requires little walks which the weather has been great for. The mental recovery has been filled with no morning alarm clock, adult coloring books, sitting on our deck listening to nature &, with more physical healing, it will shortly include a little videogaming & playing with my makeup however I feel.

  • Hi there, thank you for your message. 2 years ago I suffered a mental breakdown/burnout and was hospitalized for near suicide. It was from being over worked and heart broken. I am 29 now. Can I fully recover? Thank you. I am currently seeing a phsycologist and phsyciatrist, I’m just terrified about going back to work

  • Hi Kati! I love your videos and you’ve helped so much with seeking help and processing my BPD diagnosis. I was just wondering if you could do a video talking about the highs that come with BPD. We always focus so much on the lows, but I do experience “manic” symptoms as well. I’m also planning to talk about this in my next session but I’d love to hear you speak on it! Thanks for everything that you do!

  • I adore all the animation/cutaways that’s in here, really helps to visualise all this brain talk! Finding this series super interesting, thanks Katie ☺️