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Pileated woodpecker
Pileated woodpecker

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12 Jun 2024, 6:49 am

I think that I might be going through burnout and I don't know how to get out of it.

For context, I moved out of my parents house 2 years ago and went back to my home country for college which was a major change for me. I thought that I was able to manage being in a new environment, having different routines and doing house chores by myself but after 2 years in, I've become overwhelmed and don't know how to cope with it all. I'm drained. I don't feel near as capable as I used to be. My social skills have gotten worse. I get overstimulated a lot easier. I'm not able to mask as well anymore. I'm struggling with mainting relationships. I've become quite apathetic and don't have the energy and interest in engaging in social activites. Other people including my family are even noticing that there has been a change in me. I'm constantly being asked if I'm okay and I don't know how to respond. I ended up taking a break from college as a result but I still feel so lost. I'm really struggling to find my way back to how I was before.

I'm wondering if anyone else can relate and has had the same issue. If so, how did you recover from it?

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12 Jun 2024, 12:03 pm

I can't guarantee anything. I went through some bad years, too. (Too many.)

All I can recommend is remember it is temporary, remember you have to keep going forward (or you'll get nowhere), and focus on the important things.

Maybe simplify, at least for little bit.

And, a change might help. Like see a movie, go to a restaurant with someone, or buy some cookies.

Good luck.

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I finally knew why people were strange.