Welcome to GetThroughBurnOut.
My name is Christine, and for a long time I have wanted to set up this website to help others get through this difficult and much misunderstood mental health condition.
In 2016, I was diagnosed with total burnout and cephalic tension, the latter being a direct result of my burnout. The healing process was long and difficult, and during the road of recovery, I made a lot of discoveries about myself but also about others.
One major issue that stood out was that no one, however close to you, understands what you’re going through unless they have gone through burnout themselves. It did not take long for me to understand that I was alone in this.
I had pills to lessen the inflammation and the pain of my cephalic tension. I went to see a therapist who helped me deal with burnout and offered me help and advice on how to handle certain situations or burnout symptoms. It wasn’t enough, though.
While the pills provided immense relief for my cephalic pain, the burnout was another matter. I did research online, but although the internet usually overflows with information on all sorts of topics, I found little info about burnout and how to heal from it. Sure, I found medical definitions and explanations, and I found lists of symptoms; some I had, some I had never had, and some of my symptoms were not even listed.
Nonetheless, I found no information on how to really heal from burnout. I discovered that road myself, and it came to me through a self-help book. While that book was not my magical cure, it showed me the way and it led me on the road to healing.
My burnout began in 2015 when I was still unaware what was going on with me. I was afraid of finding out why my head hurt all the time. It was something I knew I had to know, but I was reluctant to learn. What if it was a tumor? I was terrified of finding out.
One day, I was playing with a Pit Bull I had rescued. At that time I was rescuing and fostering dogs and cats. The Pit Bull’s name is Jerry and he is a super playful dog. He was so happy to be off the streets, and he was always playing and racing around the yard, being a huge, giant three-year-old puppy. I loved playing with him.
Jerry is incredibly strong and he is not a lightweight, and so one day he jumped up and accidentally hit my head with his head. It hurt like hell and since my head had already been hurting for a year, the pain increased and began to be unbearable. I knew that I could no longer put off that hospital visit.
I finally went and was diagnosed with burnout. (By the way, Jerry is adopted, and he is living the best life ever).
In 2018, I healed. The road to recovery had taken me two years, from 2016 to 2018. The day I knew that I had healed was one of the happiest days of my life.
In 2019, I came across Wealthy Affiliate and I learned how to build a website, and slowly but surely, a desire to help others with burnout took shape in me. I knew from personal experience that there is little understanding and/or help for people who go through that, and I wanted to set up a website to offer that help to anyone going through burnout.
Now, in 2020 I am finally ready to start this website, and I hope to help as many people as I can. While I am no doctor or medical expert or psychologist, I have experienced burnout, its symptoms, family and friends’ reactions, setbacks, and I have found a way to heal; and I would like to share here through this website how I have healed and how you can find your own ways to find relief and get better.