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Burnout And Stress: The Differences, The Causes, An Answer - what is PTSD post traumatic stress disorder
At different times in the careers of all focused and driven individuals, we have to learn to bring balance to our life for the sake of longevity, especially if we deal with the daily challenges of PTSD/CPTSD. The issues faced by most senior organizational leaders is one of either stress or burnout. We often hear these terms, but we rarely have them defined for us. Let me help with that. Stress and burnout are not the same thing. Stress is the response of your body to the environmental demands that are placed upon it. Burnout is emotional exhaustion, or as Arch Hart calls it, compassion fatigue. Here is a helpful comparison complied by By Arch Hart from Fuller Theological Seminary * Burnout is a defense characterized by disengagement. * Stress is characterized by overengagement. * In Burnout the emotions become blunted. * In Stress the emotions become over-reactive. * In Burnout the emotional damage is primary. * In Stress the physical damage is primary. * The exhaustion of Burnout affects motivation and drive. * The exhaustion of Stress affects physical energy. * Burnout produces demoralization. * Stress produces disintegration. * Burnout can best be understood as a loss of ideals …