Cait Donovan’s favorite emotion is resentment. Her resentment fuels every decision she makes to help keep her life and career balanced while it's continuously changing.
Many mid-career professionals experience burnout, especially those in the “sandwich generation” who are raising their families while taking care of their aging parents.
In this episode, Cait and John sit down to talk about the differences between stress and burnout, why burnout is caused by self-neglect, how boundaries make you more generous, and Cait shares some tips to help you deal with burnout so you can take better care of yourself.
Key Topics & Time Stamps:
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· Introduction (0:05)
· Meet Cait Donovan (4:27)
· What is Burnout? (9:47)
· Why Cait Does Burnout Work (11:27)
· Burnout & Self-Neglect (13:17)
· Bouncebackability and Your Health (18:29)
· Difference Between Stress & Burnout (21:42)
· The Power of Life Pruning (24:37)
· Boundaries Make You More Generous (27:12)
· Tips for Dealing with Burnout (30:37)
· Look for the Resentment (34:37)
· Cait’s Advice to Help You Build Your Mid-Career GPS (39:12)
· Connect with Cait (40:40)
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