Episode 8 Show Notes
What is Burnout?
Burnout is defined as the end state of long-term chronic stress.
What are some symptoms of burnout?
Feelings of extreme energy depletion
Exhaustion (both physically and mentally)
Increased mental distance from one’s job
Cynicism (when you always think the worst and have a hard time seeing the good in anyone)
Disproportionate reactions to situations (big or small)
Decrease in feelings of personal accomplishment
Sleep or GI issues
Easily frustrated and/or quick tempered
5 Things that you can do to set clear boundaries
Establish your Priorities
Take a mini-sabbatical
Use a designated Workspace at Home
Beware the Electronic Leash
Clearly and assertively communicate your boundaries
The Big Three
Carefully choose your boundaries
Communicate those boundaries
Stick to those boundaries
Call to Action:
Establish some clear boundaries around a period of 24 consecutive hours on the weekend where you do not do work for school.
Try it for 3 weeks, then email me at [email protected]
If you implement any of these strategies, I would love to hear from you! Send me a quick note at [email protected] and tell me about it. I can answer your questions and I’m also good at giving pep talks when you get stuck!
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