Burnout is Having a Moment…

As a scientist who has been studying and writing about “burnout” for more than 20 years, I find it quite interesting that the media have finally latched on to the idea that burnout is REAL and WIDESPREAD.

My first book related to burnout (and chronic stress) was published in the beginning of 2002 – and my 14th book related to the “opposite” of burnout (Mental Fitness and “vigor”) was published just a couple of weeks ago.

Mental FitnessMaximizing Mood, Motivation, and Mental Wellness by Optimizing the Brain-Body-Biome has now sold out twice on Amazon (but you can also get it directly from the publisher and for a dollar cheaper).

This tells me that there are a lot of people who are hungry for a natural approach to “beating burnout” that goes beyond surface fixes like meditation and mindfulness (which “can” work but often don’t work for many people – I have a whole chapter on Mindset and why “mindfulness misses the mark”).

A lot of the Mental Fitness book covers the fact that “how your feel is not just in your head” – but also in your gut (and microbiome) – and your heart – and your immune system, etc – and that there are LOTS of simple and effective (research-proven) strategies to help you “feel better” with superior mood, elevated energy, sharper focus, lower stress, improved sleep, and increased resilience.

I also wanted to share a few recent articles about “Burnout at Work” that I think might be of interest to readers of this blog…
2 days ago in the WSJhttps://www.wsj.com/articles/burned-out-maybe-you-should-care-less-about-your-job-11633320061
1 month ago in The NY Timeshttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/06/business/media/burn-out-companies-pandemic.html
<1 month ago – my tips to “Beat Burnout” on Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Globalhttps://thriveglobal.com/stories/2557756/

Last thing – my Mental Fitness Retreat in Plymouth MA has been hosting trainings around “mental wellness” – and we hope to start “corporate team retreats” in 2022 – so stay tuned for further info about that.

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