“I feel completely burned out.” “It’s as if someone pulled the plug on my energy.” “Each day I feel like I’m confronted with overwhelming obstacles.”
This or a similar experience is how patients with burnout describe their everyday life.
Tasks that were once easy and manageable become more and more exhausting. Each step appears as an insurmountable hurdle that seems to sap one’s vitality and energy. The feeling of stress and permanent exhaustion reinforces the fear of not being able to manage one’s life. Many people turn to too much coffee, tablets or alcohol, figuring that it will help them gain back vital energy.
It is a vicious cycle, and once caught up in it, one often doesn’t often see a way out.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on burnout?