March 22, 2023
Feeling tired and unexcited about work these days? You may be stressed, or you could be suffering from burnout. But how can you tell these apart, and what will help you feel better? Understanding how stress and burnout relate can help you keep energized and centered for work, home, and relationships.
Persistent Stress Leads to Burnout
When people with and without ADHD are stressed, they wonder about finding some trick to figuring out how to get their lives under control. They experience physical symptoms and search for a magic solution to make it all disappear. Whether dealing with persistent work changes, constant demands, or all-consuming projects in the office or at home, you’re simultaneously juggling and solving various issues. Things can feel overwhelming.
Persistent stress can lead to burnout over time. It indicates that you are giving too much until there’s nothing left to give. Remember, stress and burnout are on two ends of the energy spectrum. Stress occurs when there are too many pressures on your mind and body: it’s a matter of too much.
Burnout reflects a deficiency, a feeling of not having enough. You lack energy or resources because you…