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TREADING ON THE HAMSTERWHEEL - WHAT'S SO BAD ABOUT IT?

 

I was stuck on a hamster wheel. It was my own fault.

 

I had a full-time position in the finance sector and worked as an intercultural trainer in my free time. I commuted more than three hours every day by car and train. I spent my short evenings in the gym, at networking events, singing with my choir and trying to meet up with friends. On weekends I tried to do some more sports, spend time with my partner, cook something healthy and to maintain contact with my family in Germany. But instead of feeling energised by all my activities, I felt exhausted. 

 

This is how my body reacted:

Just a normal life – or maybe not? It didn’t work out. I started burning out. At, first, I became aware of some physical manifestations. I noticed

  • Sleep problems
  • Headaches and back pain
  • Muscular tension
  • Worsening eyesight
  • Constant fatigue
  • Weakened immune system

Then my soul started reacting too and I started struggling emotionally:

  • Continuous self-doubt and...
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