Miriam Ruiz
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{September 23, 2007}   Burnout reloaded

Some time ago I blogged about burnout. Some of the factors that might cause it are an overwhelming workload and powerlessness to change something important to you. This means that you get emotionally very involved in developing something, and you feel that whatever you might do to achieve it just won’t be enough. I feel a bit powerless and also that whatever more I try to do just won’t improve the situation. Sometimes I have the feelings of being fighting against a big hard wall and that it’s not worth it, and that whatever big effort I might do just won’t be enough.

Of course these feelings will probably fade a bit after sleeping and resting, but they’re sympthoms that are alerting me to slow down a bit and don’t get too emotionally involved in all the stuff I’m doing, and I should better not ignore them, if I want to prevent myself from burning out. It’ll be good to take an emotional rest from all this, but knowing myself I’d probably use the spare energy to get involved in yet more projects.




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