Stop Burnout Before Burnout Stops You! – From Fried to Revived
Fried by Dr Joan Borysenko
From the Desk of Dr Joan Borysenko:
“I’ve been there. The emotional exhaustion, physical depletion, and loss of creative juice that defines burnout is truly disheartening. You may think that you’re depressed, but there’s a good chance that you’re burning out and need greater awareness of what’s happening to you and what you can do to come back to life again. This is what my new book Fried: Why You Burn Out and How to Revive is all about.
Revival from burnout is always about the recovery of lost authenticity. It’s waking up to who we really are and realizing that heaven is not a destination, but a state of mind. If being fried can bring us to the point where we reconnect to our own true nature, then it’s worth every moment of separation to rediscover the heaven that has been inside of us all along.
And click here for even more information directly from the author, Fried: Why You Burnout and How to Revive
More pertinent sharing from the author regarding Big Pharma & the Urgency of Taking Personally Responsible Steps:
“Scales that measure burnout (the Maslach Burnout Inventory is the most popular) focus on three sets of symptoms: emotional exhaustion—deep fatigue and feelings of being emotionally drained and overwhelmed; depersonalization—a loss of self and a cynical disregard for the people you serve or live with; diminished personal accomplishment—a progressive loss of confidence and competence.
Just because burnout hasn’t made it into the lexicon of psychiatric diagnoses and treatment (the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-IV is the bible of the craft) doesn’t make it any less real. If burnout ever does make it into the DSM, we’ll all know about it in a heartbeat. It will become the syndrome-du-jour; the last best hope of Big Pharma—the gigantic pharmaceutical industry that invents extremely lucrative drugs for everything from cancer to restless leg syndrome to growing thicker eyelashes.
Burnout is a natural for Big Pharma. Imagine ads for drugs that can rekindle your inner fire, conquer fatigue, or power your motivational engine. They could dominate the ad world. They already have, in fact. They’re just called antidepressants. One of the reasons why multiple studies have shown that antidepressants are no better than placebos (except in very severe cases as I discuss in Fried) is because they’re prescribed largely to people who aren’t really depressed. They’re in the process of burnout—which includes a component of depression—but can only be ameliorated by understanding the mechanics of the process and changing your orientation to life and work.”
In Fried: Why You Burn Out and How to Revive, Joan Borysenko—a Harvard-trained medical scientist, psychologist, and renowned pioneer in stress and health—straddles psychology, biology, and soul in a completely fresh approach to burnout. Her deeply human (and often amusing) personal accounts of burnout and recovery help convey a clear understanding of the science behind helplessness, hopelessness, and empowerment. Plus, the rich wisdom of people who have gone from fried to revived makes this powerful and practical book a must-read for our times. Also, when you purchase Fried you will receive FREE gift downloads from Joan! Visit Fried: Why You Burnout and How to Revive for additional details.
The Vitality Doctor’s Commentary:
In my work over the past 25 years, I have come to a solid conclusion that stress – and eventual burnout – are unfortunate outcomes in this fast-paced world we live in. And they are the foundation for the development of most, if not all, major degenerative illnesses we see today. It is crucial for you to stop burnout before it stops you! Fear is not the strategy I use to motivate my clients towards positive change in their lives – simply the facts. And the facts are pretty clearly laid out in this easy-to-read, authentically human guide to preventing and/or overcoming burnout…
I love this book for its easy reading style, the humor that seems to be so perfectly imbedded throughout, and the depth of authenticity, humanity and compassion expressed by the author, Dr Borysenko. I will personally recommend this book to all of my patients and clients, especially those who are caregivers, solopreneurs, coaches and authors like myself, whose work involves continual giving of oneself. And because I’m so committed to everyone I know reaching out and claiming a copy of this valuable and essential resource for themselves, I have included a free gift of an audio interview – What Doesn’t Kill Ya Makes Ya Stronger! – (valued at $47.00) for anyone who gets their copy of Fried today, the 11th day of January (1/11/11!).
Talk about a magical number: 1/11/11…
Dr Marilyn Joyce, The Vitality Doctor™
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