Have you ever heard of compassion fatigue?
Compassion fatigue is similar to burnout. It is the feeling that you have no more empathy to give.
With all of the mass casualties (Covid) and tragedies that have occurred in the last few years, especially in the last few weeks with the mass shootings of yet again, another school, killing 19 children and 2 adults, in addition to harming physically, emotionally and psychological scores of others within the community and society at large........it is understandable that we often feel that we have no more to give others because we have tapped our emotions to the breaking point.
Banner Health Blog offers a few of the symptoms of compassion fatigue:
We all get to watch for these symptoms and take care of ourselves, so we don't lose the compassion for what others are going through. We get to make sure that we take care of our needs - emotionally, physically and spiritually, so that we can be of service to others when they are in crises.