OP ZOEK PODCAST Burnout and the steps to recovery (Dutch)
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The unusual mentors that shaped my success as a woman
I used to be allergic to them.
I used to feel huge inner resistance towards them.
Yet – I used to attract them like bees to honey
During the first decade of my career as a consultant, I dealt with dominant men in all shapes and forms. And, I deployed all possible strategies to get rid of them...
Why leaving everything to move to paradise.. ..was a bad decision.
To some, my move to Tahiti may have been a shocking one.
On a surface level, I had always seemed like the steady good girl, dedicatedly progressing on society’s path towards to success: good grades, great career, nice apartment, solid mortgage.
So it was normal for those who didn’t know me on a deeper level, to wonder whether I was in my right mind to leave everything behind. Especially since I was just recovering from a serious burnout. I guess they would wonder whether my new partner had swayed me, or if perhaps I was desperately trying to escape my city life of constant stress.
How we have it all backward
WHEN WE REFUSE TO LISTEN TO THE SUBTLE SIGNS OF LIFE, IT WILL TAKE A CRISIS TO WAKE US UP
Our society tells us that working hard will lead to success.
Our society tells us that our bodies are failing us and need coffee and pills to perform better.
Our society tells us, that happiness will finally follow, after we achieve the exterior success.
But it’s the other way around.
The Root of your burnout
AND HOW TO BREAK THROUGH THE BRICK WALL OF STRESS, ONCE AND FOR ALL
In hindsight, I knew exactly when it was coming.
I knew exactly when I’d gone just too far.
It was when my ears started ringing.
It was when my mind couldn’t stop racing.
It was when I couldn’t sleep anymore, even though I was exhausted.
It was when I couldn’t seem to relax anymore.
It was when I quietly.......