Burnout Didn’t Happen To Me — It Happened For Me

18 months ago, I broke down. I sat on a train on my way to work as a university lecturer, and suddenly my heart started racing. It went faster and faster, then it skipped a few beats, and raced again. My breath became shallow and urgent. I felt dizzy. I looked around but no one else seemed to notice that something was wrong. Then the terrifying thoughts started:

Phase 1: Sinking deeper into despair

Phase 2: Finding myself a project

Phase 3: Becoming a creative writer

Phase 4: Changing who I hang out with

Phase 5: Relapse into burnout

Phase 6: Quitting my job and starting fresh

Phase 7: Being the new me

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