Surrounded by the internet, digital devices and social media, it’s no secret that we live in a hyperconnected world – and yet, despite all of our avenues for connection, living in the year 2022 can be an isolating experience.
Perhaps no experience is quite as lonely as burnout, particularly for women in business, and it often stems from a lack of self-awareness – missing links with oneself from physical, mental and emotional perspectives.
It’s more than a little ironic that the not-so-well-kept secret to anti-burnout success often lies in doing the inner work to overcome trauma and self-limiting beliefs, and yet, work in general – bosses, co-workers, and unending to-do lists – contributes significantly to our exhaustion.
This contradiction leads many of us on a search for guidance and support through the process – and that’s where humanistic leaders and teammates who embrace vulnerability can become catalysts for change.
The fact that humanness and vulnerability are so challenging for many of us comes back to lifelong conditioning, and it often takes some serious digging to get to the bottom of all of our deeply entrenched emotions and beliefs about who and what we should be.
This identity often intertwines with work, particularly for high achievers and those who derive their value from the boxes they tick rather than the people they are.
The real question is, what should we do when the premeditated life map and identity checklist created by society is not only failing to serve us, but also damaging us physically and psychologically?
How can we return to a mindset that allows us to simply be human first?
On an episode of the Deep Dive podcast with Cami, Hannah shared insights into these questions as well as the ways in which we as individuals, professionals and members of society influence our experience of burnout.
So, what’s this episode really about?
- Finding value in yourself beyond your work
- The importance of questioning your own beliefs about yourself
- What makes a good leader in the era of burnout
- Managing the dynamic between introverts and extroverts in business
- The questions you need to ask yourself when applying for a job
Why you should listen
Many of us have heard of and participated in workplace wellness initiatives, particularly in the years since the onset of COVID-19, but what happens when wellbeing at work – or the lack thereof – starts to affect other areas of our lives? This episode is about those whole-life influences, from our physical bodies to our relationships with partners, friends and colleagues.
You can quote me on that…
“I wish I wouldn’t have been in such a hurry. This is really devastating to say, but I feel like I really missed a lot along the way. I missed a lot of what the universe was telling me.” – Hannah Austin
“If you only have a hammer, every problem is a nail, and so few men have have a toolbox of emotional tools that they can use. Vulnerability, I think, is a big one – that’s the doorway through which all human connection happens.” – Cami
“You want to blame society, but ultimately it’s our society and community that have these roles that are simple to fall into. A successful woman is a mom, and she’s making cookies on the weekends and sending kids to college, and she’s a CEO as well and she’s got a side business on Pinterest… No one can can do it all– and then when women attempt to, internally, they become burned out.” – Hannah Austin
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