This post is an excerpt from Hamza Khan’s upcoming book, The Burnout Gamble: Achieve More by Beating Burnout and Building Resilience.
Earlier this year, I gave a talk at TEDxUTSC. Below is the manuscript. Thank you to TEDxUTSC for the opportunity to speak. This experience has compelled me to further examine my relationship with stress. I hope that my team will always hold me accountable to practice what I’ve preached.
Recovery is non-negotiable: you can recover on your own terms or on the terms burnout sets when it inevitably catches up to you. The choice is yours.
The burnout process has been divided into 12 phases by psychologists Herbert Freudenberger and Gail North.
Burnout is temporary, but brownout can have long-term, lasting effects.