“I'm so stressed!”
Have you ever heard the story about how to boil a frog? (Horrible to think of, I know). If you drop a frog into a pot of boiling water, it will jump out immediately. But if you put it in a pot and turn up the heat slowly, it will stay. It becomes accustomed to the new reality… until it's too late.
Becoming burned out is kind of like that — we often don't even realize how bad it is until we put the pieces together: “Irritable?” Check. “Joyless and Exhausted?” Check. “Constantly On Edge?” Check. “Can't Sleep?” Uh huh. “Can't remember a thing?” Yes.
We toss around phrases like “I'm totally burned out” or “I'm so stressed” easily, glibly, like they are of small consequence. But, as you know if you've been coping with chronic stress, it's kind of a big deal.
“Burning out” is the layperson’s term for the physical, emotional, and cognitive consequences of chronic stress. It can affect everything in your life, from the way you think, to the way you feel physically and emotionally, to your relationships.
Understanding what stress really does to you, and why it's important to change, can help motivate you to reclaim your life.
This episode of the Love, Happiness and Success Podcast Denver Therapist and Life Coach Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby will teach you what chronic stress and burnout is, whether you might be suffering with it, and most importantly — what to do to help yourself recover from chronic stress and burnout.
You'll learn not just stress management techniques, but a new way of thinking and taking care of yourself that will help you become more resilient, more peaceful, and ultimately more effective.