The term ‘burnout’ is often misused and misunderstood.
Burnout is a sudden rupture in someone’s mental and physical health. The truth is, many high achievers around the world are on the verge of burnout. Like a volcano, an underbelly of overwhelming stress, anxiety and trauma bubble beneath the surface until it erupts and wreaks havoc on people’s lives.
Unfortunately, with very few safe havens to turn to for help and guidance, many leaders are left to cope with burnout alone and unsupported.
I am on a mission to change that. I want to shine a light on the reality of burnout trauma. I’ve launched The Kindness Incorporated Podcast and video series to help people better understand the long-term impact of burnout, how to recover and where possible, how to prevent burnout from happening to you and/or the people you care about.
In this first episode I share what burnout is and what it isn’t. Many people assume that a sunny holiday in the Bahamas will cure burnout. But, burnout trauma is about more than simply needing a break from work.
When you continue to extend yourself beyond your limits, you’ll eventually drain your resources dry until you experience a sudden rupture. This can be very traumatic, which is why you need to make yourself aware of some of the early warning signs of burnout and gather a better understanding of what burnout is and how to deal with it.
Tune into this episode to learn:
- Early burnout warning signs to look out for in yourself and others
- Why it’s important to give your mind and body time to rejuvenate
- The truth about burnout as a neurological condition
- How to identify if you’re suffering from the post-traumatic state of burnout
- The importance of giving yourself and your team a period of convalescence
- The bigger cost of burnout and how it can impact you, your family, and your business
To watch this episode, hit play on the video below: