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Poll Question : Is too much of anything ever a bad thing?
Choice Votes Statistics
Depression whirlpool danger 0 0 %
I just want to throttle somebody or something 2 18 %
Off the grid, back to nature 4 36 %
Lots of booze or drugs helps 2 18 %
I instigate change in the routine 1 9 %
Think happy thoughts do happy things 1 9 %
Burnout is all in your head, ya wimps 0 0 %
Fuck the pain away 1 9 %
Hold the sugar & cream I like it straight up 0 0 %

Burnout - maybe you can reply or discuss if you so desire Options · View
WellMadeMale
Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010 1:10:43 PM

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I find that I sometimes do some pretty irrational shit, when I hit The Wall. And then afterwards, I think to myself..."Geeze self, could you have been any more fcktarded?" or, "Damn, I need to do this more often!" or - "What the fck is wrong with this picture?"

It might include skipping work for a few days with an imaginary illness. Seeking to avoid someone who I find argumentative (in work, or personal relationships) going way out of my way to achieve this. I've been known to lock the doors, turn my phone off, unplug from the 'net and drink 1/5th of the local liquor store's backroom stock for a week.

Ever break any rules, riot, do something that someone has asked you not to do just to get fired or moved to a different job or pick a fight just to get your ass properly kicked?

How do you handle burnout? Or do you never experience it? Tips for avoiding burnout?

Please share at your discretion.

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LadyX
Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010 1:26:56 PM

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I don't know if I've ever really been burnt out. I've been at my wits end, frustrated, pissed off, and short tempered because of stress, or a long time without taking a few days without working at all. But I see and hear about real burnout, I don't think I've gone there yet.

As far as just the normal frustrations go, though- yes, sex, drugs, dancing, music- those things help ease some pain from time to time.
Guest
Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010 1:31:51 PM

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I can't tell you how to avoid burnout but I know the signs for myself ...I stop listening to music,I bitch about things bitterly all the time, I start fights with friends and family... I use nature to help find myself and destress again...watching the sea,lying down on the grass and just looking at the sky...turning off my fucking laptop...drink helps momentarily but it just increases the burnout which is accerbated by a hangover...Find your bliss and follow it...I use music and poetry

Stupid things I have done when stressed out of my eyeballs - started a screaming match with my boss
Used sex to make myself feel better

WellMadeMale
Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010 1:40:32 PM

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Loislane wrote:
Used sex to make myself feel better



Heheh, been there myself, Lois - it just leads to sex burnout. evil4

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Dancing_Doll
Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010 2:00:17 PM

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Yeah, I think we all suffer burn-out sometimes... Escapism is the only cure.

Booze and drugs are a short term fix.

But I prefer to go on vacation... glasses8


WellMadeMale
Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010 2:08:18 PM

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Dancing_Doll wrote:
Yeah, I think we all suffer burn-out sometimes... Escapism is the only cure.

But I prefer to go on vacation... glasses8


Which, as I gather...could lead to burn-in? evil4

If ya can't beat 'em... pay someone to do it for you.
MrNudiePants
Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010 2:14:09 PM

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Yep. Vacation from whatever is causing the stress. Vacate early and often. If your stress-caused vacation needs outweigh your alloted vacation time, then that's not the job for you. You need to find something you enjoy doing more.

Dancing_Doll
Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010 2:20:52 PM

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WellMadeMale wrote:
Dancing_Doll wrote:
Yeah, I think we all suffer burn-out sometimes... Escapism is the only cure.

But I prefer to go on vacation... glasses8


Which, as I gather...could lead to burn-in? evil4


Which is always preferable! One distracts you from the other! thumbup




WellMadeMale
Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010 2:40:58 PM

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I got burnt out a couple times, just living...where I was living. Times like that call for a complete relocation makeover. icon_smile

If ya can't beat 'em... pay someone to do it for you.
DirtyMartini
Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010 3:13:08 PM

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I voted for the "change in routine" viewing the available options...the other options all have possible serious consequences, I won't get into...
Your question about "too much of anything" reminds me of the song by The Who...I'll post the lyrics here, if you are not familiar with it...
Oh, and go listen to "Quadrophenia"...that usually works for me...

Too Much Of Anything

I think these hands have felt a lot
I don't know, what have I touched?
I think these eyes have seen a lot
I don't know, maybe they've seen too much
I think this brain has thought a lot
Searchin' trying to find a crutch
I think this heart has bled once too often
This time, it's bled a bit too much

Too much of anything is too much for me
Too much and everything gets too much for me

I can't remember before '49
But I know, that '48 was there
My ears let in what I should speak out
M-m-m-m, there's something in the air
I'm overloaded on my way
Bye, bye. You better keep in touch
I think your ears hear a whole lot of music
And like me, they've heard a bit too much

Too much of anything is too much for me
Too much and everything gets too much for me

I think these hands have felt a lot
I don't know, what have I touched?
I think these eyes have seen a lot
I don't know, maybe they've seen too much
I think this brain has thought a lot
Oh, searchin', trying to find a crutch
I think these ears hear a whole lot of music
And like me, they've heard a bit too much

Too much of anything is too much for me
Too much and everything gets too much for me


Good Luck...


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rxtales
Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010 8:01:13 PM

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My way of dealing with this was to go an "extended vacation." I left England to work in the states where I used sex , drugs and alcohol to deal with my stress. When that didn't work, I left to travel and have been for eight months and don't really have any plans to go back. I stay some place until I begin to get a little restless, bored or start to slide back into bad habits and then I find some place new.

But even that gets a little tiring sometimes and lonely. I am constantly with new people. So I settle myself some place for a week or even as long as a month until I feel it's time to leave again.

I too get irrational when I get burntout. It's when I start thinking about doing crazy shit that I know it's time to move on.

Kayte7
Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010 8:21:06 PM

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WellMadeMale wrote:
I got burnt out a couple times, just living...where I was living. Times like that call for a complete relocation makeover. icon_smile


I did that. It worked! I lived with a man for 12 years. Probably 10 too long.... Litterally almost burned out almost beyond all recognition. Certainly didn't recognize myself anymore. It wasn't awful. Just so over. I moved from a duplex shared by us two, to my palace one bedroom apartment. Year and a half later, I am do damn healthy, inside and out, just because I did a "relocation makeover. I could go on and on, but I won't. But it works! It's not running away from your life. It's running TOWARDS your life.

Fantasy: imagination unrestrained by reality; fulfilling a need not gratified in the real world
Guest
Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010 8:21:33 PM

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1. Anything inside that immobilizes me, gets in my way, keeps me from my goals, is all MINE.
2. I can throw it away IF I CHOOSE.

~ Wayne Dyer
Guest
Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010 10:25:54 PM

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My burnouts are usually work related and family related.

When it occurs, I find myself in my bed. Sleeping lots.

Basically hibernating. Licking my wounds.

And when my strength returns - watch out!!

Van


Guest
Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010 10:56:39 PM

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For me, burnouts happen for two reasons:

1) need to make a serious change in my life
2) don't do something to destress

The first one happens when I don't manage the second one.

Destressing for me:

1) bubble baths, candles, music, wine and maybe something else with that lol
2) weekend trip
3) far away vacation
4) if none of the above work i might hibernate like VanGogh
tubby1961
Posted: Saturday, August 07, 2010 12:09:28 AM

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I'm shortly going on a trip for two weeks where people from work will not be able to contact me and it will be the first proper holiday I have had since 1997 and boy do I need it. I usually take a week off at a time but still do my job from home so it never has been a holiday as such. I have been on the happy pills twice before in my life and don't want to go down that path again so North Queensland (Australia) here I come.


"Hey, don't knock masturbation! It's sex with someone I love." Woody Allen

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mercianknight
Posted: Thursday, August 12, 2010 10:07:04 AM

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Yeah, you need a plan to cope.

When the urge to want to strangle the living bejeezus out of some moron becomes too great then I am blessed with the ability to transfer that anger to the itty-bitty little 'yellow dot' squash ball and vent all that negative energy out during the course of an hour long squash game.

Thinking of the above responses, however, maybe I would prefer the sex option....or maybe the vacation option....or even better, the sex on vacation with a game of squash thrown in option!!! Now, where's that lottery ticket.

"Whoa, lady, I only speak two languages, English and bad English." - Korben Dallas, from The Fifth Element

"If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must man be of learning from experience?" - George Bernard Shaw
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