All posts tagged: burn out

Teacher Argues That Anyone Happy In Education Is Faking It

Teacher Argues That Anyone Happy In Education Is Faking It

[ad_1] Whenever I tell someone I’m in school to be a teacher, I get the same response: “Wow, that’s such a rewarding job,” or “You have to be a special type of person to do that.”  And they’re not wrong. It is an incredibly rewarding experience that requires a specific type of person. But it can also be incredibly tiring and overwhelming if you don’t find the right balance for yourself. One struggling teacher on Reddit questioned if she was going crazy or if her fellow teachers were all just faking it.  “The other teachers who seemingly have it all together — the lesson planning, the grading, the teaching, the behavior management, the emails, the paperwork,” the teacher wrote in a Reddit post. “Is it all a facade? Am I crazy for feeling like I’m drowning at all times?” “Sometimes I will complain about the overwhelm of this job and I feel like I get blank stares from teachers on my team who seem so dedicated to not being able to relate,” they continued. “I don’t …

I Failed At Therapy — And That’s When My True Recovery Began

I Failed At Therapy — And That’s When My True Recovery Began

[ad_1] For years, I believed therapy didn’t work for me. I’d leave initial sessions feeling either “too much” for therapists to deal with, or that my problems weren’t severe enough to warrant therapy. Only after realizing I probably had ADHD did I see my approach as a trait, not a shortcoming — and realized I probably needed a therapist who understood ADHD. At first, I was right. For the first time, I felt seen, even energized after leaving my 45-minute sessions. My therapist, who also had ADHD, was easily able to keep up with my “info-dumping” stream-of-consciousness sessions. Understanding all the shame my traits had engendered over time, she helped me start to unpack my issues around emotional dysregulation. But then, about 18 months in, therapy felt like it stopped working. I’ve burned out in nearly every job I’ve ever had. Tech support, freelancing, and marketing roles all led to the same place: the mental image, accompanied by the ghost sensation, of pancaking into a brick wall. Then, for weeks afterward, being wholly unable to produce. …

Man Says Boomers Don’t Know What It’s Like To Work 40+ Hours A Week And Still Not Afford Costs Of Living

Man Says Boomers Don’t Know What It’s Like To Work 40+ Hours A Week And Still Not Afford Costs Of Living

[ad_1] Younger generations are begging to be heard as they work more than 40 hours a week and still can’t make ends meet. While it’s easy for boomers to say Gen Y and Z are lazy and unmotivated, the reality is that younger generations who have entered the workforce are dealing with an inflated economy, and no matter how hard they work, it barely pays off. One man argued that millennials and Gen Zers are currently struggling more than any other generation. Robbie Scott, who is a millennial, reacted to a TikTok of a baby boomer man stressing how younger generations are quick to complain about 40-hour work weeks, a system that has been in place for over 80 years.  Scott, however, shared strong opinions about how older generations could afford a home and support their families working a 40-hour week, but this is no longer the case for young workers.  RELATED: Woman Is Astonished By The Lifestyle Her Parents Were Able To Afford As Public School Teachers In The 90s “We’re holding up our end of the deal,” …