Why do I feel so burned out?

Why Do I Feel So Burned Out?

Do you ever feel like you have a hard time creating time and space for yourself? Does it sometimes feel like self-care is another thing to add to your to-do list? Do you wonder if you’re hitting a point of burnout? You’re not alone. All of those questions are addressed in this episode of Don’t Tell Me What To Do Podcast with host, Jori Saeger. Jori is so insightful and it was an honor to create this episode with her.

What You’ll Hear On This Episode of “Don’t Tell Me What To Do”:

In this episode, we delve into the issue of burnout and explore why so many people are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.

We define burnout and discuss its characteristics, highlighting the historical context and its prevalence in modern society. Various contributing factors to burnout are explored, including excessive workloads, high expectations, and a lack of work-life balance.

We cover the impact of burnout on individuals, covering its effects on physical health, mental well-being, relationships, and the ripple effect of burnout, extending beyond professional life and affecting personal well-being as well.

Next, we chat about societal and cultural factors. The pressure to constantly achieve and the fear of missing out (FOMO) is identified as contributors, along with the influence of technology, social media, and the always-on work culture. The role of systemic issues and work-related stressors is also examined, shedding light on the broader context in which burnout occurs.

We encourage all listeners to seek their own medical doctor and mental health practitioners for their unique experience.

We also offer a few best practices for general well-being. These include practicing self-care, setting boundaries, and effective time management techniques. Seeking support from friends, family, and professional networks is also encouraged, along with addressing the potential root causes of burnout. The importance of promoting a healthy work environment and implementing policies that prioritize employee well-being is also emphasized.

For those currently experiencing burnout, we offer a few starting points for recovery and regaining balance. Seeking professional help, such as therapy or counseling, is recommended, along with engaging in self-reflection, practicing self-compassion, and cultivating gratitude. 

We hope this episode highlights the need for societal change and advocates for healthier workplace cultures that prioritize employee well-being.

Burnout is a multifaceted issue that affects many individuals today. By understanding the causes, recognizing the signs, and implementing preventative measures, individuals can take control of their well-being and work towards a healthier and more sustainable way of living. “Don’t Tell Me What to Do” provides valuable insights and practical advice to help listeners navigate the challenges of burnout and create a more balanced and fulfilling life.

A couple of questions we answer in this episode:

* Why do we feel so burned out?

* What the heck does burnout even mean?

* What happened to leisure time?

* How do I communicate my boundaries to others?

Please consider giving it a listen and leaving a review for the podcast. Jori is committed to putting out valuable, relevant, amazing content.

Are you a startup leader who would like to feel less burnt out? Let’s chat.

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