Burning out. Again.

I’m really struggling right now. It’s not a coincidence that I’ve written a few words on catatonia, burnout etc. in the last few days. My brain was trying to tell me something.

I hit burnout late last year, but thought after a long rest over the Christmas break, that I was over it. Yeah, that was definitely wishful thinking in my part. Burnout recovery cannot be rushed and I am nowhere near recovered.

It’s a case of one step forward, two steps back. And right now I’m on a step back. And it sucks. I hate being like this and the uncertainty of it all. I wish I had a clear timeframe for recovery as I hate not knowing how long this state will last. Let’s hope it’s days or weeks and not months or years.

I’m finding it hard to write about burnout, because inability to formulate proper sentences is part of how burnout manifests for me. Very frustrating.

But I do hope to write more about it. And hopefully from the position of having recovered as well. Until then, I will leave you with some links to posts by others on the topic. There isn’t much written in the subject, especially by non-autistics, but it’s becoming more of an area of interest. I will add more links as I come across them.

KarlettaA’s Burnout and Recovery Tips

The Thrive with Aspergers Podcast

Burnout Recovery by Moonlit Butterflies

Interview with Dora Raymaker

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