My mission is to put an end to the burnout epidemic and provide solutions to anyone who is silently suffering in the workplace.
My first experience with burnout came from my management role in healthcare. There came a point where I was put in the position of hiring and training a brand new team. This led to me recruiting and working long hours every day of the week to keep up with the workload (as if healthcare wasn’t stressful enough). My burnout wasn’t a result of my inability to handle stress, it was a result of the lack of critical resources I required to keep the ship from sinking.
I quickly learned that burnout is more than mental. I began to experience pain in my neck and shoulders. The scariest symptom? After many months of working like a machine, I was starting to experience memory loss. It even got to the point where I had to see a cardiologist because I was 100% certain I had a heart condition. I had a holter monitor, MRI and CT scan, only to reveal that I had a healthy heart but I was under a lot of stress which was elevating my blood pressure. Let’s just say none of this was pleasant. For a lack of a better word, the experience was abysmal.