It has been 3 months since American actress, Sandra Bullock announced what she called her temporary retirement from acting to give her the quality of time she needs to be with her family.
It should be recalled that during the SXSW Festival, where she was promoting her latest movie, ‘The Lost City,’ the actress made clear that the time had finally come to take a break.
“Right now, and I don’t know how long it will be, I need to be in the place that makes me happiest. “I take my job very seriously when I’m at work, and it’s 24/7. And I just want to be 24/7 with my babies and my family. That’s where I’ll be for a while,” Bullock explained.
More Details About Her Retirement From Acting
Besides desiring more time to spend with her family, Bollock’s retirement didn’t happen overnight judging from her comments some months back where she has given more specific details.
She had explained that she suffers from ‘burnout’, better known as professional burnout syndrome.
“I don’t want to be beholden to anyone’s schedule other than my own,” Bullock told The Hollywood Reporter.
“I’m so burnt out. I’m so tired, and I’m so not capable of making healthy, smart decisions and I know it.
“Work has always been steady for me, and I’ve been so lucky. I realised it possibly was becoming my crutch.
“It was like opening up a fridge all the time and looking for something that was never in the fridge.”
Wondering What a Burnout is?
A burnout is a state of mental and physical exhaustion that occurs in situations of overwhelming demands and chronic stress. Although it is not a disease, burnout is a trigger for other problems.
In some cases, a burnout can be accompanied by headaches, nausea and even insomnia. These are often preceded by feeling constantly exhausted, unmotivated, unwilling to do anything and dissatisfied with the work situation.