The refrain of ‘I just want to get back to normal’ is a longing for the way it was. Before we go rushing back to our pre-COVID lives, perhaps we need to pause and remember that the way it was wasn’t working either. Adversity shows up as a teacher and we’ve been stretched in different ways with a pandemic, epidemic of burnout, and the overload of information, often false or misleading that we now refer to as an infodemic.
Burnout is also contagious, spreading like wildfire through families, teams, and organizations, the silent thief that robs productivity, purpose and meaning to the point of becoming cynical and doubting our abilities. We give until there’s nothing left to give and are expected to give some more, is it any wonder there is a Mental Health crisis on our hands?