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 burn out and tensional cephalia, the latter being a direct result of my burn out. 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 burn out 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 tensional cephalia. I went to see a psychologist who helped me deal with burn out and offered me help and advice on how to handle certain situations or burn out symptoms. It was not enough, though.
While the pills provided immense relief for my tensional cephalia, the burn out 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 burn out 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 burn out. 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 burn out 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 burn out. (By the way, Jerry is adopted, and he is living the best life ever).
In 2017, I healed. The road to recovery had taken me two years, from 2015 to 2017. 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 burn out 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 burn out.
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 burn out, 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 heal.
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Burn out is not a condition that I am familiar with, so what is burn out? Is it the same or similar as chronic fatigue?
I am sure you are going to be very good at helping others with burn out. I do know that the best people you can help and guide others, are the ones that have been through the process or illness themselves.
I wish you success in your online journey and continued health. All the best,
Burn out is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion. It is caused by excessive and prolonged stress. Burn out is not the same as stress. It is rather, a result of it. It happens when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. It usually builds up slowly and so you are, at first, unaware that you have burn out. You usually realize it when you’ve had it for a while and the symptoms start manifesting.
I hope that I can help people find some relief with this website.
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Congratulations on your recovery! As you said, no-one can really understand something until they go through it themselves, so I can only imagine the pain, loneliness and despair you must have felt. Well done for taking the steps to create your website and follow your passion to help others – I wish you all the best!
Thank you! I hope it will help many people 🙂
At first, I didn’t know exactly what a burn out was but I read your comment of you explaining it in detail. Now that I know exactly what burn out is, I would just like to commend you for your strength on the road to healing! You’ve reached that destination and you’re so very genuine for utilizing what you learned in that time to help others! Sure you may not be a doctor, but I believe you will actually have a better understanding at assisting other people who may be experiencing burn out, because you went through it yourself.
I wish you all the best!
Thank you very much! I hope that I will be able to provide that help 🙂
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Its so inspirational to read your personal journey and how you battled with poor health and managed and how you came across Wealthy Affiliate.
I am truly touched by your story. You are a strong person.
Thank you, Habib!
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i experienced hatred from those I never believed they could treat me like that, as if i was like lying; so i have to go to hell for my hater’s are in heaven.
my question is will someone ever know where he or she is going after death.if yes then how do they do that.
my opinion is that this should be known to everyone so that they express the way they feel.
Did you go through burnout and experience hatred or a lack of understanding because of it? It is a terrible feeling … Burnout is a serious mental health issue and unfortunately, there is little comprehension for it … I hope that we can change that mindset soon.
Hey nice article you have there, your story is quite impressive and educative. I must say the motive behind your website creation is indeed great. With the practical steps in healing burnout that will be shared via this website, so many that are suffering from burnout will be healed. I will definitely do well to revisit your website, to learn more about the healing process of burnout
Thank you for your comment! And I’m looking forward to seeing you again here soon 🙂