What is burnout? (answer with only a few words)
It's a feeling of being overwhelmed and exhausted. It can make it hard to complete tasks and enjoy activities. It's important to find ways to manage stress.
What is Burnout?
Burnout: A state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. Stress: A feeling of pressure or tension resulting from demands placed on a person. Exhaustion: A state of extreme physical or mental tiredness.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed or overworked with school?
- Yes, all the time
- Not at all
Burnout is so common that the World Health Organization has classified it as an official diagnosis. Americans work 137 more hours per year than Japanese workers, who have a much lower rate of burnout. Burnout can be caused by working too much or even not having enough to do. It’s all about finding the right balance.
Draw / write: Why do you think people feel burnout?
Draw / write: What can we do to help people who are feeling burnout?
What might be some signs that you are feeling burnout?
What are some things you can do when you are feeling overwhelmed?