Calling all businesswomen, solopreneurs, and chronic overachievers!!! Listen up:
Aren’t we all sick and tired of being sick and tired?!
I think yes. For this episode, I brought on Karrie Brazaski of Redwood Executive Coaching. With a long successful career in healthcare, she has an eagle eye for burnout (I know because she spotted mine from miles away).
Some things we discuss in this episode to tackle burnout:
The relation to chronic stress and disease
How COVID-19 is changing our perspective on workaholism
The importance of sleep
Recognizing our safe places
The paradox of the to-do list: how perpetual busy-ness is actually costing us time
Managing stress and decision fatigue
The ‘woman’s load’ and how it has changed over time
Connecting with our friends and family for support
And… what the heck does a redwood have to do with burnout? Hint: they burn silently on the inside, too.
This episode emphasized a great classic quote by Eleanor Brownn:
“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”
The best defense against burnout is taking care of yourself first. No matter your obligations, familial, vocational, or residential, it’s important to remember: we show up best for others when we show up for ourselves.
I hope you enjoy this episode. Burnout is very real and something we can all better equip ourselves with.
I challenge you to take some time for yourself today. That could be a few minutes, an hour… whatever time you have, but commit to it. Do not let any distractions interrupt YOUR TIME. See how it impacts your mood, productivity, and general state of being.
Reach out to let me know how it goes and if I can support you in any way fighting through - or recovering from - burnout. We’re in it together.
Wishing you love and light!
Connect with Karrie:
Redwood Executive Coaching
Connect with me:
FB: Client Experience Revolution Group
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