What do you think of when you hear the term “burnout?”
Many people associate burnout with images of a candle or fire. The flame died down and there isn’t much left to burn. There is a light — but it’s faint and near its bitter end.
For me, I imagine it as a rear wheel drive car burning out its tires in a parking lot. The car is burning energy, running down its wheels and yet going… nowhere.
No matter how you look at it, burnout will cause harm to our physical health and mental well being. It’s up to us to prevent it.