Burnout and the myth of being extraordinary

Many have described Mother Teresa as being "tireless in helping others". As someone with chronic fatigue, I can understand how a burned out individual might find this hard to imagine. Being 'tireless' that is.

That burnt out individual might also feel a little resentful about the term 'tireless'. The worshipping of 'tireless generosity' in our society can really get to you if you're feeling constantly challenged by what to have for breakfast.

But just because we resent the reference, it doesn't mean we don't respect and honour the person. In fact, like everyone else, we are likely to view tireless people as extraordinary.

Read more of what Megan Hill, the queen of burn out says here;

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