What causes burnout?

There are so many situations in our lives when everything goes as we want. But sometimes there are periods when everything is out of order and we feel burnout. What is burnout? The term “burnout” was first used in 1970’s by the American psychologist Herbert Freudenberg. And he has defined “burnout” as emotional, psychical, mental and spiritual exhaustion and breakdown. It usually caused by living too fast, doing too much, wanting all or nothing in the short period.

There are many things what might cause burnout. I just listed some of them:

  • Taking things personally
  • Remembering every criticism received
  • Responding to every failure
  • Drifting in painful memories
  • Regretting past mistakes
  • Comparing yourself with others
  • Over analyzing everything
  • Taking decisions without thinking
  • Stop learning new skills
  • Believing that life is foreseeable
  • Looking for a long explanation for each situation
  • Don’t trust others
  • Focusing on constraints rather than opportunities
  • Never express your gratitude
  • Refuses to see way out of unsuccessful situations
  • Don’t have some general plan (for day, for week, for year with a short-term or long-term goals)

 Remember, it is important to achieve your goals but never forget to slow down and take your time. We are all humans, but it is in our hands to take care about our inner and outer beauty.


“Understanding how to find the magic moments in your daily life is critical. If you subscribe to the philosophy that says, “My vacation will free me from burnout,” then you`re waiting for a few days out of the year to make up for many days of stress. Instead, you have to be able to take mini-vacations on a daily basis.” /Tony Robbins

What was your magic moment today?


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