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Detecting and Managing Burnout

Stress is natural. But, when that stress overwhelms us that can lead to not just reduced personal productivity. Detecting and managing burnout is a key capability for highly productivity individuals and that’s what we discuss on this week’s episode of ProductivityCast.

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In this Cast | Detecting and Managing Burnout

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Francis Wade

Show Notes | Detecting and Managing Burnout

Resources we mention, including links to them, will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.

Good Stress, Bad Stress by Barry Lenson

Mindset by Carol Dweck, PhD

Discussion of Mindset at Productivity Book Group

“A practical guide to detect early signs of burnout.”

“Burnout Prevention and Treatment”

“What Causes Burnout and How to Overcome It”

“Overcoming Burnout: 10 steps to reignite your flame and shine brightly once more”

Ecstatic response (or, “post-traumatic growth”)

ProdPod: Episode 112: Overcoming Burnout: Rest and Rejuvenation for Sustainable Productivity

Getting More Done - Fitnesses

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Voiceover Artist 0:00 Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life, then you've come to the right place productivity cast, the weekly show about all things productivity. Here, your host Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks.

Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17
And Welcome back, everybody to productivity cast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity, I'm Ray Sidney Smith.

Francis Wade 0:23I'm Francis Wade.

Augusto Pinaud 0:24 I am Augusto Pinaud.

Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:25Welcome, gentlemen, and welcome to our listeners for this episode, where we will be discussing burnout. That is we're going to discuss really the functions of what, what are the pieces of burnout? How do we define burnout? And what are some of the signs that help to detect that you are burned out or that you are seeing someone else who is experiencing burnout because I think that's sometimes very helpful. In addition, we're then going to move on to discussing how we actually manage while in burnout mode. That is, while we're feeling this Explain when we're experiencing burnout, how do we deal with being burned out while we're burned out? And then ultimately, how do we overcome burnout? How do we get out of burnout so that we can get back to being the highly productive individuals that we are? Let's start off with defining burnout. What is burnout? Who wants to try and tackle that topic? First, I think the

Francis Wade 1:22most there's an extreme form of burnout. And that's the one people relate to the most, which is when you're physically exhausted physically, mentally, and otherwise exhausted and unable to function. I think it's an extreme position to be in. I think the people who get there usually aren't able or don't have the skill to pick up the early warning signs. So they don't know that that's where they're headed until it's too late. So it strikes me as a function of not knowing the signals, not seeing the early warning indicators, and then arriving in this position on wondering why do I feel this way? What happened?

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