Welcome to this website, good to have you here!

This site was made for anyone who has encountered a burnout in their lives. This includes:

  • Those who have suffered a burnout;
  • Those who are close to having a burnout;
  • Partners, children, family and/or friends of those who’ve had a burnout;
  • Those who find it an interesting subject.

Aside from that, this website was also made to prevent burnouts. For any:

  • employer,
  • organization,
  • institution,
  • team leader,
  • self-employed,

this website should give enough information to gather more knowledge about this subject.

How can an organization prevent a burnout?

What is it like to have a burnout?


My name is Marco Ambaum, 48 years old and I live in The

I live together with my wife; 3 adolescent
children and I work in secondary education.

In December 2018 I got a burnout that left me at

I got through it by trial and error. Supported by my family, friends, employer and my

As a teacher, I often took too much work with me. In addition to teaching, there were also many tasks, assignments and work groups that I
participated in. I also found my involvement with the children and the
pressure from parents heavy.

Having a young family asked a lot of me. Just like an old house, maintaining a social network and a large garden.

The balance in my life was quite disturbed.


Now, more than two years later, I am doing a lot better. I have gained understandings and have become a lot wiser.

These ideas, understandings and wisdom are the core of the website.

Why This site?

As you can see, I am not a psychologist or a burnout coach, but someone who has had a burnout.

So I know what it feels like to be burned out and what you can encounter.

Because during my burnout I missed an explanation about how a burnout works and what the causes can be, I made this website.


This site is divided into two parts:

  1. What is it like to have a burnout. A piece full of topics, personal experiences and tips that can help you recover, prevent or understand a burnout.
  2. How can you prevent a burnout. A piece full of ideas, advice, insights and recommendations to help companies/institutions to prevent burnout.

This site is free and I am not selling anything. I only hope, through this site, that people will recognize a burnout sooner and hopefully prevent it. I wish you a lot of reading pleasure. Gr. Marco Ambaum