I work with homeless people who struggle with addiction and mental health issues... and i’m So burnt out. Lately I can’t stand my clients and I just want to yell at them. I feel really ashamed of being so upset with such vulnerable people. I’ve had burn out before - but never this bad. I’m just not really sure what to do- I don’t have any time I can take off
@rebekahcrabs you are so not alone in this. Feeling this way doesn’t mean you’re bad at your job or not a good person. It probably means you’ve put more of yourself into your job than you can spare for too long. When I’m feeling burnt out and can’t take a break, I try to remind myself that I’m human and allowed to have negative thoughts and feelings. Sometimes it even works. Thinking of you as you find your way through this difficult time❤️
@rebekahcrabs I'm so sorry. I've been there and it's a terrible feeling to be that burned out. I imagine that even in this state you are doing work that has a very positive impact on many people. Since you don't have time off you can take, I'd just suggest unplugging as much as possible before and after work. Try to fit something into your schedule that might help recharge your battery (hiking helps me, and so does a good massage!).
@Krismsheedy hiking is the best. I talked to my supervisor and she is letting me do some paperwork from home which has been helpful.
@rebekahcrabs I don't have any helpful advice or anything. Just want to tell you I appreciate the incredibly tough work you do.
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