Burnout Quotes

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Anaïs Nin
“How well I know with what burning intensity you live. You have experienced many lives already, including several you have shared with me- full rich lives from birth to death, and you just have to have these rest periods in between.”
anais nin

Sam Keen
“Burnout is nature's way of telling you, you've been going through the motions your soul has departed; you're a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker. False optimism is like administrating stimulants to an exhausted nervous system.”
Sam Keen, Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“Just because you take breaks doesn’t mean you’re broken.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones

Katherine May
“I’m tired, inevitably. But it’s more than that. I’m hollowed out. I’m tetchy and irritable, constantly feeling like prey, believing that everything is urgent and that I can never do enough. And my house—my beloved home—has suffered a kind of entropy in which everything has slowly collapsed and broken and worn out, with detritus collecting on every surface and corner, and I have been helpless in the face of it.”
Katherine May, Wintering: The power of rest and retreat in difficult times

Charles Sheffield
“I'm getting old, thought Eileen Calder. Old and worn out and cynical. And being cynical is a lot worse than being old or worn out.”
Charles Sheffield, Brother to Dragons

“Dust sleeping on your bookshelf
and all your plants are drying out
you are too busy to save yourself
is your mind heading for burnout?
Coffee rings on your bedside table
anxiety pills under your pillowcase
working round the clock to foot the bill
is there no time for breakfast these days?
Friends haven't seen you in a while
your phone is always out of reach
you're slowly forgetting how to smile
is your silence a figure of speech?
Life can sometimes seem to be unfair
but hoping is better than you think
send the message in a bottle if you dare
is it so hard to not force yourself to sink?”
Akash Mandal

“I'll always choose a teacher with enthusiasm and weak technique over one with brilliant strategies but who is just punching the clock. Why? An enthusiastic teacher can learn technique, but it is almost impossible to light a fire inside the charred heart of a burned-out teacher.”
Dave Burgess, Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator

Katherine May
“I want to disappear. I’m almost desperate to find a way to absent myself easily from the situation, like cutting around my outline with a craft knife and cleanly excising myself from the record.”
Katherine May, Wintering: The power of rest and retreat in difficult times

Jenn Bruer
“As helpers, we often feel the need to see our impact in tangible, measurable ways. We allow negative language into our head about the “broken system;” we look through a lens of “it doesn’t matter, I can’t make a difference”. These ideas are surely contributing to our burnout.”
Jenn Bruer, Helping Effortlessly: A Book of Inspiration and Healing

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The most fruitful breaks are often those we are or were forced to take by life.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Anne Helen Petersen
“[Burnout] isn’t a personal problem. It’s a societal one—and it will not be cured by productivity apps, or a bullet journal, or face mask skin treatments, or overnight fucking oats.”
Anne Helen Petersen, Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation

Anne Helen Petersen
“A reckoning with burnout is so often the reckoning with the fact that the things you fill your day with — the things you fill your life with — feel unrecognizable from the sort of life you want to live, and the sort of meaning you want to make of it. That’s why the burnout condition is more than just addiction to work. It’s an alienation from the self, and from desire. If you subtract your ability to work, who are you? Is there a self left to excavate? Do you know what you like and don’t like when there’s no one there to watch, and no exhaustion to force you to choose the path of least resistance? Do you know how to move without always moving forward?”
Anne Helen Petersen, Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation

“Wrecked and despondent at midlife, I need to undertake a strict personal evaluation that will lead to personal transformation. I must be willing to start afresh and attempt to make myself anew. In order to begin all over and not culminate in the same deadhead rut as before, I admit to harboring personal insecurities and boldly confront my greatest fears. In order to establish an altered foundation that will support a revised self, I commence by asking the pertinent questions. If I run fast enough and long enough, can I quash slavish personal demons and capture an elusive self? Can I exercise the self-discipline to eliminate the artificial screens that I hide behind in order to peer out at the formidable world? Do I possess the personal audacity to explore unfamiliar terrain and the internal grit to dual the primal flex of nature’s power while accepting on equal terms the thrall and tragic beauty of surviving in a violent habitat?”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

David Foster Wallace
“At the end of the day the hatred for all of the work is just part of the work”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

“Burnout exists because we’ve made rest a reward rather than a right.”
Juliet C Obodo

Asa Don Brown
“Burnout occurs when an individual has experienced prolonged demands, chronic stress, fatigue, a lack of support, and a decrease satisfaction in what they are doing.”
Asa Don Brown

Asa Don Brown
“Burnout is often driven by the demands that are placed upon an individual.”
Asa Don Brown

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“A restless mind makes a problem of a resting body.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Asa Don Brown
“Unfortunately, there has been no escaping the water-cooler conversation.”
Asa Don Brown

Asa Don Brown
“Given the pandemic and remote schooling, children are now being expected to perform at a higher pace and with greater productivity. The demands not only affect the children, but the demands are overflowing onto their parental caregivers.”
Asa Don Brown

Asa Don Brown
“Burnout can be prevented with proper self-care and a supportive environment.”
Asa Don Brown

Asa Don Brown
“Focus on areas of your life that bring you peace.”
Asa Don Brown

Asa Don Brown
“Remember that positive self-talk is an intrinsic part of a healthy mind.”
Asa Don Brown

Asa Don Brown
“Empowerment is giving someone the authority, or the power, to prove triumphant.”
Asa Don Brown

Asa Don Brown
“Be certain to limit your exposure to negative people and environments.”
Asa Don Brown

Asa Don Brown
“Self-care is essential to combating burnout.”
Asa Don Brown

Silvie Mateljan
“My inner Billy Idol began to understand and my Rebel yell could be heard in the tiniest muscle of my body.”
Silvie Mateljan, soulpedition

“Työn alle hukkuva hokee itselleen, että pitää vain ottaa itseään niskasta kiinni. Eikä pidä. Sen sijaan, että ottaa itseään niskasta kiinni, pitäisi ottaa itseään kädestä.”
Suvi Auvinen, Kaltainen valmiste

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Whenever an animal is overworking, a human is to blame.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“It's okay to admit that something can be "best" just because it makes you happy, and not because you had to tear yourself apart to get there.”
Morgan Rogers

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