If left unaddressed, burnout can lead to a major breakdown.
Excessive and prolonged stress can come from:
- Intense job
- Draining relationships
- Financial stress
- Relentless school load
- Caretaking of children or aging parents
Early symptoms are Red Flags
Feeling helpless, trapped, defeated
Constant exhaustion & procrastination
Sense of failure or self-doubt
Loneliness & isolation
Using food and drugs to cope
HEALTHY STRESS vs. BURNOUT
Stress can be healthy when managed properly. But when you reach burnout, something is wrong and needs to be addressed.
Engaged & focused
Competent & in control
Tired but motivated
Enjoying life's challenges
Energized about the future
Sense of failure
No energy, No motivation
Life doesn't seem worth living
Consequences of Burnout
Burnout can have long-lasting health and lifestyle consequences.
career and financial damage
long-lasting emotional damage
chronic avoidance and reduced resilience
loss of, or damage to, relationships
lowered immunity, more frequent illness
headaches, changes in appetite, worsened sleep
increased risk of alcoholism, over-eating, drug-use (as coping mechanism)
A short vacation isn't enough.
Most techniques to address burnout focus on the symptoms, not the causes.
Relaxation techniques—if used alone—are like using duct tape to patch a sinking ship.
Without treating the root, burnout will recur in cycles, increasing the risk of a major breakdown.
The root causes of burnout, however, is not the workload or stressors themselves.
The real source of the issue are invisible beliefs that keep us trapped in self-destructive patterns.
Some of these patterns include:
Believing productivity is the basis of human value.
Entrapment in childhood expectations installed by parents or culture
Using work to escape or drown-out unaddressed emotional pain.
Over-commitment to gain validation.
Chronic neglect of physical, mental, emotional needs—sometimes not even being able to recognize what signals our body is sending us.
Conflict avoidance, which leads to poor boundary-setting and -keeping, or the inability to ask for what we need at work or at home.
People-pleasing or always placing others first.
Filling up our schedules so we are too busy or exhausted to pursue what is most important to us (and thus, what we are most afraid to do).
These are just a few of the patterns that can lead to chronic burnout.
Permanently treating burnout requires a two pronged approach:
1) Restorative lifestyle changes for immediate relief
2) A shift in the beliefs that produce self-destructive patterns for long-term health
To get you the bone-deep healing you need, I will help you develop:
- Healing recovery methods
- Anxiety relief you can feel
- Optimism and hope
- Healthy resilience
- Sustainable productivity
You will learn how to:
- Root out self-destructive patterns and belief
- Avoid Burnout Traps
- Set boundaries that actually work
- Turn fear into flow for "clean-burning" productivity