Compassion fatigue is a type of burnout that leaves you feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted. At Trinity Training and Development there are several practices you can include in your life to beat compassion fatigue and rediscover joy and empathy.
There’s an episode of the TV show Friends where Phoebe helps Joey make a decision by playing a word association game. She asks Joey a series of simple “would you rather questions” and tells him to answer as quickly as possible. Without time to think, he can express his true feelings and easily make a decision. She starts by asking random things like, “Would you rather eat egg whites or peanut butter?” before asking him the question he’s really trying to answer. As always, it’s comical, bu...