Burnout Prevention and Recovery

The Love, Happiness & Success Podcast with Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby

Music Credits: Wimps, “Monday”

Burnt Out and Mentally Exhausted?

If you’ve been feeling mentally and emotionally exhausted, or that the daily grind is relentless… you are not alone. The realities of our day-to-day lives wear down even the sturdiest and most productive among us. 

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’ve been living in a burnout culture. As a Denver life coach and online career coach, I’ve worked for years with clients who struggle with work fatigue, mom burnout (or dad burnout), and show up for therapy or life coaching feeling mentally exhausted or experiencing emotional exhaustion. The struggle is real!

On the bright side, things that feel unsustainable usually are, and if you’re coming to the conclusion that you cannot actually go on living this way, you’re in the perfect position to make full use of today’s podcast episode — because help is here! You deserve to love what you do, discover your passion, and find success in your career and personal life.  

Today is all about helping you deal with stress and recover from burnout, reclaim control, cultivate resilience, reprioritize time and energy, and craft a sustainable “burnout prevention” plan for yourself, your career and your family.

Signs of Burnout

Symptoms of burnout can mimic those of depression, often leading to exhaustion, apathy, irritability, and the feeling like you just don’t care any more. You might feel sad or angry, or you might just feel numb.

Feeling burned out and like you had nothing left to give was true long before the collective experiences or stress of the last few years cranked it up 10x. Now busy professionals are attempting to do it all… quite literally.

How many of these responsibilities from the following list have you added to your plate in the past few years?

  • Balancing a full-time, work-from-home job.
  • Full-time, stay-at-home parenting.
  • Lacking the respite from the community that once sustained you.
  • Homeschooling.
  • Increased stress in your personal relationships.
  • Managing the chaos of always-home family in need of regular feelings, entertainment, and some semblance of order.
  • No boundaries between work and life, with the result being that there are no natural breaks or stopping points in the day which leads to working from home from the crack of dawn until late at night.
  • Not having access to the simple pleasures or self-care activities that once allowed you to bounce back from burnout, like getting a massage, having an evening with friends, or even going to a movie. 
  • Having a sense that your health and well-being is fraught with danger. 

The daily grind is endless, stressful, and has no end in sight.  Furthermore, opportunities to replenish your energy and recover from burnout are few and far between. It’s a lot. It’s non-stop. It’s really no wonder that you’re feeling burned out from trying to do it all… of course you are!

Burnout Prevention and Recovery

To help you start to restore your energy, cultivate resilience, and boost your mental and emotional reserves, today’s episode of the Love, Happiness and Success Podcast is all about helping you not just recover from burnout… but to prevent burnout in the first place.

I’ve enlisted the support of an expert on this topic: Eileen McDargh. Eileen has spent over thirty years researching the subject of work fatigue, burnout prevention, and burnout recovery. Her new book is Burnout to Breakthrough: Building Resilience to Refuel, Recharge, and Reclaim What Matters.

Eileen is with me today to share her insight, tips and strategies to help you prevent burnout in the first place, or — if it’s already taking hold — regain your resilience and restore your sanity.

We’re discussing the following topics:

  • The first and most important mental shift you can make to reclaim control,
  • How to identify energy takers and energy makers,
  • Why questioning everything can cultivate your resilience,
  • Daily practices that restore you (when you have zero time for anything), 
  • How to craft a lifestyle focused on sustainable productivity and burnout prevention,
  • And more!

I hope this episode offers you guidance for how to rebuild your energy, restore your resilience, and start feeling like yourself again.


Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby

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