Burnout & Compassion Fatigue in Women
Women take on lots of responsibilities. And not only responsibilities in the home, but in groups and communities as well. In fact, women make up a majority of the workforce in helping positions such as nurses, teachers, therapists, and social workers. While many women self-identify as caregivers, in either their personal or professional lives (or both), burnout is likely when you haven’t made your wellbeing a priority.
Furthermore, as a woman, society often expects you to take on more than you can handle. It’s likely that you may struggle to make time for your wants and needs. At the end of a day of caring for your kids, your partner, your friends, and your work responsibilities, you’re just tired. Too tired to make yourself a meal or have a meaningful conversation with your partner. And when you’re so exhausted from caring for everyone else, burnout happens.