Have you ever been so run down, so exhausted, so… burnt out, that you struggled to move forward? I have. Definitely.
You don’t get shingles in your twenties (twice!) unless you’re on the road to burnout.
But I know I’m not alone in burnout. It’s a modern illness of sorts that many of us feel is just part of ‘how it is’ nowadays, that this is how we must live our lives.
That’s why I’m so excited that author and neurosurgeon, Swati Chavda, is joining the podcast today to talk about her experience with burnout, her non-fiction book IGNITE: Beat Burnout & Rekindle your Inner Fire (Ancient Strategies for 21st Century People), and shares her thoughts on mindfulness and minimalism.
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Swati and I had a great chat about not just burnout, but how women have been trying (for far too long) to be superwomen, doing it all. It’s unachievable. It’s too much. That said, we talk about how to figure out what fans your inner fire, what things energize you and how to do what’s most important to you.
We also talk about what to do if you’re in the wrong job, if that job is likely to lead to burnout.
And finally, we talk about gratitude and the positive impact it can have on you if you’re in the midst of burnout.
To win a free copy of Swati’s book, check out this post of the Girl Tries Life Facebook page and 1) like the page if you don’t already and 2) share the post.
That’s it! The giveaway will be open until April 20, 11:59 p.m., then we’ll pick a winner!
Books That Inspire Swati
The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brene Brown.
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
Rising Strong by Brene Brown.
Basically… Swati loves all things by Brene Brown!
To grab a copy of Ignite, click here.
Big thanks to Swati for joining us. I highly recommend you check out her book and her website.
Next week we’re joined by Alison Lapczuk and Christy MMM who came together as strangers (no more!) to create the Calgary Chapter of 100 Women Who Care. Thanks to their hard work and determination, this incredible organization has now raised over a quarter of a million dollars for charities in Calgary area. They’re definitely an inspiring duo. Make sure you subscribe so as not to miss it!
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