In 8 years, I have never spoken about my experience with burnout to anyone, in any detail at all. It was such a harrowing experience that my mind blocked most of it out.
Recently, my friend and colleague Toby Jenkins asked me to share my story of burnout with his network, with the intention of informing, educating, and inspiring action from leaders – either to seek personal support to address their own burnout, to better support those around them going through burnout, or to implement strategies in their organisation to prevent burnout.
In this article (originally posted on LinkedIn), I share the reality of what burnout looks and feels like firsthand, the science-backed strategies I used – and continue to use – to recover, and the key lessons I learnt about myself and my health, in the hope that my experience provides support to those of you who need it most right now.
This is my story, but it is also my Why fuelling my business – why I’m so passionate about preventing other women from burning out, at a crucial time in their career.
Please grab a cuppa and have a read. I would love to know what resonates most, and what has helped you in the difficult times in your career.
Here’s the intro from Toby.Read More