How To Recognize Compassion Fatigue
There are so many things going wrong in our world right now, and with all your emotions piling up, you might not know how to react and what to do. You may feel scared, angry, disappointed, and just tired, so this is how to recognize compassion fatigue, and what to do if you have it.
If you are exhausted emotionally, feel burnt out, hyper-vigilant, depressed, numb, and exhausted, you may have compassion fatigue. John-Henry Pfifferling, Ph.D. and Kay Gille, M.S., describe it as “being sucked into a vortex that pulls them slowly downward,” adding that those who suffer from it “work harder and continue to give to others until they're completely tapped out.”
If you’re feeling this way, you can find help by being part of the community, so being around other people who feel the same way might make you feel less alone in the struggle. You should realize it’s not your job to fix the world, and instead take a step back from all the negativity and practice self-care and mindfulness.