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If You've Experienced Burnout During The Pandemic, We Want To Hear Your Story

This is a safe space to share your story.

It's no secret that COVID-19 has made the past year a very difficult time for people socially, politically, and economically.

Medical workers hug outside NYU Langone Health hospital in New York City (May 2020)

People have suffered greatly during this trying year, one of the major problems being burnout amongst essential workers, students, and everyone in-between.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m so so grateful that we get ANY time off this semester. And I know colleges are doing their damndest to accommodate for everything during the pandemic. But, one occasional day w/o classes doesnt alleviate a semesters worth of exhaustion and burnout. https://t.co/02MG9KGTSe

@emily_nicole839 / Via Twitter: @emily_nicole839

According to a 2021 study conducted by the Harvard Business Review, out of 1,500 people, "89% said their work life was getting worse" since the pandemic started and "56% said their job demands had increased."

A woman working from home during the pandemic on her laptop while wearing a mask

If you're someone who's experienced burnout during COVID-19, we want to hear your story.

Burnout come in all shapes and sizes, and there isn't one "typical" experience — this is a safe space to tell your story.

Whether you're a student who's gotten zero days off, an essential worker who got laid off and can't find a new job, a parent who's working from home and homeschooling your children at the same time, or someone who's been deeply burned out this past year for a different reason — all of your experiences are valid, and your stories are welcome here.

A row of burned out matches

Everyone's experience is different, and it's an important issue to talk about. If you've had burnout during COVID-19, tell us your stories in the comments below (or in this Google Form if you want to remain anonymous).

Burnout in the pandemic era is such an awkward thing to talk about with non healthcare folks. Is it normal to be thankful for your job and want to quit at the same time? #burnout #FRONTLINE

@TheNightDoc / Via Twitter: @TheNightDoc

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