Today on the Powerful Stories podcast I am joined by Sophie Scott, award-winning journalist and expert on the science of burnout. Sophie is incredibly knowledgeable, and what I love about her is that we completely align on our philosophy of what makes us better humans.
We all experience burnout at some point, and unfortunately, many of us often ignore the signs until it’s too late. Yet burnout can have devastating effects. In fact, studies show that over 30% of people suffer from cognitive difficulties when they experience burnout – so it can have a real and damaging impact on your professional life, as well as your relationships and personal life. It’s such an important topic, and one I am so excited to be discussing today.
Dring our conversation, Sophie shares that often the highest performers are most at risk of burning out. This is typically because we love what we do, and give so much to our business and career and family, until there’s nothing left for ourselves.
However, we certainly can’t be the best version of ourselves for our employees, teams, friends and loved ones if we’re burnt out and have nothing left to give. So, Sophie shares her expertise around practices to prevent or help manage burnout, including the top three practices to incorporate into your life to ensure you avoid burnout and feel your absolute best.