Part 1: Burnout – What is it?
Burnout is a hot topic these days. Media reports and books about burnout abound. If you run a search for books about burnout on Amazon it will return over 2,500 results. Other names for burnout include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome, and Chronic Stress Syndrome. For many, burnout is the result of a routine in which work and the pursuit of success (money, power, and social status) leave little or no time for anything else. This imbalance doesn’t allow time for relaxation or the emotional and mental recovery that we need. Some believe burnout may be the result of an inability to cope with stress appropriately or to tackle new challenges when they arise. But we believe that burnout is a genuine disease with two main root causes:
- Chronic alienation from ourselves (mental alienation)
- Ever-increasing exposure to electromagnetic radiation
You could compare the stages of Burnout-syndrome, which someone suffering from burnout would typically go through, to the life of a matchstick. You strike the match and it burns bright and strong but after a while the flame gets smaller and smaller until, eventually, it expires. All that remains is a burnt out piece of wood that is very brittle and delicate. We will look at that process more closely later on.
Burnout is a general description of the health of the person and could have been caused by an emotional, mental or physical overload. It is usually accompanied by a lack of drive and productivity as well as physical symptoms, which include but are not limited to: headaches, poor blood circulation and constant pressure in the chest.
How does burnout occur?
Often, burnout occurs in the workplace first because, more often than not, we face the greatest challenges in our professional lives. For our purposes, we will also include “home and family” as a workplace since the responsibilities of tending to home and family are also a form of work (whether or not one also works outside the home). Unfortunately, in today’s society, burned-out mothers are not uncommon.
Usually, the first sign of burnout is reduced productivity. The nerves weaken and one becomes more agitated, worries more easily, and is unable to concentrate as well. These are also symptoms of electromagnetic pollution and there is evidence that excessive exposure can cause burnout. Both stress and electromagnetic pollution may lead to burnout independent of one another, but it is likely that they go hand in hand. From a purely historical point of view, stressful work existed 50 years ago, but there were far fewer cases of burnout than there are today.
Over the past fifteen years, however, cases of burnout have become increasingly more frequent. This dramatic shift should be of concern. If you understand how and why electrosmog influences our bodies and minds, you will see a correlation between the ever-increasing number of high-frequency radiation transmitters and the rise in cases of burnout. We believe that these transmitters are what ultimately causes us to suffer the mental, physical, and emotional collapse we call burnout.