In this Expert Insight Interview, Karen Curry Parker discusses the hidden causes of burnout. Karen Curry Parker is a number-one best-selling author, human-design specialist, trainer, professional speaker and creator of Quantum Human Design and Quantum Alignment System. She is a high-performance life coach who has coached over 10,000 people and taught many more.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- The common misconceptions about burnout and its effects
- How burnout manifests itself
- Addiction to devices as an early warning sign of burnout
Misconceptions About Burnout
Most people think burnout is a hugely dramatic culmination event that suddenly happens, but it is a slow and steady process. Another thing we often miss about burnout is that it doesn’t always manifest itself physically. It can also be emotional or motivational.
Sometimes if you’re procrastinating, putting things off, spending a lot of time on Netflix, eating Cheetos, and just trying to survive, those are symptoms of burnout. You’re probably burned out if you’re not excited about your life.
We often hide burnout by not making healthy choices for the care of our bodies, it starts to take its toll on our relationships, and we begin to project on our partners that they should be doing all the work or they should be rescuing us, or somehow, they should be giving us a break.
When we’re burned out, we fail to recognize that part of what’s going on is that we’re in a wholly compromised position in every area of our life because we’re not living in alignment with what’s good and right for us and who we are.
Early Warning Signs
The early warning signs of burnout are so prevalent that it is terrifying. The first thing we see these days as a sign of burnout is that people become addicted to devices. They can’t have dinner without their phones or, God forbid, spend an entire day without them.
We often use media as a substitute for cultivating true meaning and alignment. If you can’t sit without contact with a device for a couple of hours, there’s a pretty high probability that you’re burned
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.