Virtually all of the people I have interviewed or coached about their burnout experiences talk about feeling a sense of hopelessness with their situation.
When you don't feel like you can change the outcome of your circumstances, it's hard to keep putting one foot in front of the other. While hope may be initially thought of as an emotion, it's actually a thinking style.
The three components of hope are having a realistic goal, thinking about the obstacles you might encounter so you can plan for multiple pathways, and agency - believing in yourself and believing you can reach your goal from wherever you are right now.
Let’s make sure to add our mental health to that list. This is a test for all of us, but it's one I know we can pass together.