Burning out is an experience a lot of people have at some point. Work, school, and family can all get to us. Sometimes I get overwhelmed by activism, and especially by educating. It is easy, after answering the same questions too many times, to get exhausted.
The hardest part of being burned out is that I don’t realize that’s the problem until I have let it impact my behavior. Sometimes this means snapping at my roommate or a partner, sometimes I get forgetful and miss an appointment, and this week I wrote something thoughtless and frustrated.
How do you react to being burned out? Do you recognize it before doing something destructive? If so, how do you recognize it? How do you recover?
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