“Burnout is what happens when you try to avoid being human for too long.” – Michael Gungor
What Is Burnout?
Burnout is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterized by:
Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion
Increased mental distance from one’s job or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job
Reduced professional efficacy
This is considered in occupational context and should not be applied to experiences in other areas of life.