|Burnout is a term that is given to a state of physical or emotional exhaustion. It is most commonly attributed to work or a particular task, but can also be related to stressful relationships and roles (e.g. parenting or caring for an aged family member).
A person experiencing Burnout simply feels as though they are going through the motions, and often have already lost interest in everything and experience a lack motivation to push forward.
They become ineffective at their job and just the effort of going to work depletes their energy and constantly experience feelings of powerlessness, resentment and hopelessness.