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Now displaying: July, 2023
Jul 31, 2023

This week on Embracing Intensity, I share my experience with the physical and emotional exhaustion that comes with severe burnout. In this episode, I share updates on my personal life that have contributed to burnout, dive into my recovery process and discuss how to overcome burnout symptoms. I also share a preview of what I have coming up as I recover from burnout this summer!

Burnout can affect every aspect of your life, from your job to your personal relationships. It's important to recognize the signs of burnout early on and take the necessary steps to address it. Whether it's through improving your work-life balance, seeking social support, or making small changes to your daily routine, there are ways to recover and find relief from burnout.

Recent research has shown that burnout is not just a result of long hours and excessive stress, but also a combination of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. It can take a toll on your physical health, immune system, and even your mental well-being. That's why it's crucial to prioritize self-care and engage in activities that promote relaxation and rejuvenation.

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In this podcast, we'll explore various burnout recovery techniques, such as incorporating physical activity, spending quality time with friends, and getting enough sleep. We'll also discuss the importance of spending time on things we love, seeking professional help when needed, and finding support from friends, family members, and colleagues.

Join me as we navigate the journey of burnout recovery together. I'll share my personal experiences, as well as insights from experts in the field, to help you create a burnout recovery plan that works for you. Whether you're a busy professional, a parent, or someone struggling with burnout in any area of your life, this podcast is here to provide guidance and support.

So, grab a cup of tea, find a cozy spot, and let's embark on the path to burnout recovery. Remember, you're not alone, and there is hope for a full recovery. Let's get started.

In this episode:

  • I discuss my recent absence from content creation due to burnout and chronic headaches.

  • Factors that have contributed to my burnout including work-related stress and big life changes.

  • Updates on what’s been happening for me this year personally. 

  • Giving myself permission not to be productive has been helpful in my burnout recovery.

  • Reconnecting with friends and reaching out for support has been beneficial, as many friends are also struggling after the isolation of the pandemic.

  • Engaging in activities that bring joy and relaxation, such as floating in a pool, can help with relaxation and letting go of stress.

  • Incorporating movement, such as going for walks, and seeking body work and acupuncture can aid in burnout recovery.

  • I am working on catching up on content for the planner club and developing neurodivergent-friendly planners for travel and relationships.

  • I’m open to taking requests for specific planner content to make it more neurodivergent-friendly.

  • I plan to create a printed planner using the disk bound system for customization.

  • Adding a new course to my membership called "Befriending Your Brain, Self Assessment Course."

  • Members of my course membership will have access to upcoming calls, guest speakers, call recordings, and new content.

  • I have many creative ideas and plans for the future, but I also need to honor my own burnout and recovery cycles.

  • Our next monthly call about writing to heal takes place on the third Saturday of the month at 10:00 AM Pacific time.

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