FIND OUT HOW TO WIN THE WEIGHT BATTLE DURING PERI MENOPAUSE/MENOPAUSE!

FIND OUT HOW TO WIN THE WEIGHT BATTLE DURING PERI MENOPAUSE/MENOPAUSE!

ARE YOU GAINING BODY FAT AND FINDING IT HARDER TO LOSE WEIGHT?

Abdominal Weight Gain Occurs Because Of A Drop In Oestrogen Levels, Low-Quality Sleep & Reductions In Metabolism And Muscle Tone.

LEARN MORE about HOW YOU CAN ‘HARNESS YOUR HORMONES’ 

HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT YOU HAVE GAINED WEIGHT, AROUND THE MIDDLE, BUM AND HIPS?

HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT YOU HAVE GAINED WEIGHT, AROUND THE MIDDLE, BUM AND HIPS?

AND EVEN WITH A HEALTHY, BALANCED DIET WITH EXERCISE, THE WEIGHT STILL PERSISTS.

Unbalanced Hormones and Stress Can Change How The Body Digests Food, Slow Metabolism, And Make Your Body Hold Onto Fat And Fluid.

IF YOU ANSWERED YES! FIND OUT HOW MY  ‘Harness Your Hormones’ Program CAN HELP YOU.

BUSY LIFE! DO YOU WORRY ABOUT EVERYTHING?

BUSY LIFE! DO YOU WORRY ABOUT EVERYTHING?

Are The Kids Ok? Am I Giving Them Everything They Need? I Can’t Deal With The Stress Any More. I Wish I Had More Time In The Day. I Don’t Like The Way I Look!

FOR MANY WOMEN, THIS CHRONIC STRESS RESPONSE IS NEVER SWITCHED OFF, AND THEY FIND IT HARD TO FIND THE JOY IN SIMPLE THINGS.

FIND OUT NOW HOW YOU CAN REBALANCE YOUR STRESS HORMONES AND SUPPORT YOUR BODY’S OWN UNIQUE NEEDS.

 

I HELP ADRENAL FATIGUED STRESSED WOMEN TO RENEW THEIR ENERGY, REDEFINE THEIR HEALTH AND RECLAIM THEIR LIFE.

I HELP ADRENAL FATIGUED STRESSED WOMEN TO RENEW THEIR ENERGY, REDEFINE THEIR HEALTH AND RECLAIM THEIR LIFE.

Learn How You Can Conquer Constant Stress, Anxiety, Fatigue, Brain Fog, Low Mood, Moodiness, Weight Gain, Digestive Issues, Thyroid Metabolic Issues, And Hormonal Imbalances.

COME BACK TO YOUR TRUE SELF.

BRAIN FOG, POOR MEMORY or FORGETFULNESS?

BRAIN FOG, POOR MEMORY or FORGETFULNESS?

ARE YOU FINDING IT HARD TO CONCENTRATE OR MUSTERING THE MOTIVATION?

Kristen arrived in my office, like so many women before her, almost completely worn down. COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED AND BINGING ON SUGAR AND ALCOHOL EVERY NIGHT. She told me she simply had no energy to “do life.”

LEARN HOW YOU CAN RENEW YOUR VITALITY AND FEEL AMAZING AGAIN.

FEELING REALLY TIRED ALL THE TIME?

FEELING REALLY TIRED ALL THE TIME?

AFTER A SLEEPLESS NIGHT, HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY YOU WANT COFFEE AND A SWEET MUFFIN FOR BREAKFAST?

Are You Having Trouble Concentrating, Constantly Feeling Dissatisfied, Extremely Fatigued Mentally and Physically Or Mustering Motivation?

LEARN HOW I CAN HELP YOU FIND OUT HOW TO BALANCE YOUR HORMONES TO SUPPORT YOUR ADRENAL AND THYROID HEALTH.

DO YOU HAVE GUT ISSUES?

DO YOU HAVE GUT ISSUES?

Have You Been Wondering How Your Unique Gut And Microbiome Play A Role In Your Health?

Common signs and symptoms of Gut Barrier Function Issues may include Weight Gain/Loss, Bloating, Nausea, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Abdominal Pain, Sugar Cravings, Gas, Immunity Issues, Brain Fog, Anxiety, Unbalanced Hormones, Recurrent Immune Infections or sense that something isn’t quite right…

DISCOVER THE CAUSE AND CORRECT THE IMBALANCE!

ARE YOU FEELING LIKE YOUR FLUCTUATING BETWEEN SAD, HAPPY, IRRITABLE, CALM, ANGRY, DEPRESSED, ANXIOUS, MOTIVATED AND TIRED?

ARE YOU FEELING LIKE YOUR FLUCTUATING BETWEEN SAD, HAPPY, IRRITABLE, CALM, ANGRY, DEPRESSED, ANXIOUS, MOTIVATED AND TIRED?

ARE YOU WONDERING IF YOUR HORMONES ARE THE CULPRIT AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH?

Discover Why Your Hormones Are Important In Balancing Your Moods And Natural Ways To Make Your Hormones Happy.

Battling Burnout

kids making noise and disturbing mom working at home. Battling Burnout
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With the fast-paced lifestyle that we lead today, battling burnout has become something that we are all too familiar with. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do; burnout can strike anytime. It’s about more than feeling tired or stressed; burnout is a gradual and ongoing process that can cause severe damage to both your physical and mental well-being if not adequately addressed.

In this blog, we’re diving deep into the spectrum of burnout, deciphering its telltale signs, uncovering its driving forces, and, most importantly, arming you with actionable steps to conquer it head-on.

The Gradual Descent: Navigating the Spectrum of Burnout

If you’re constantly waking up exhausted, procrastinating and struggling to focus on the simplest tasks, burnout may have already found its way into your life.

Let’s decode the common symptoms that signal burnout’s presence:

  • Exhaustion and Fatigue: Your energy has taken an indefinite vacation, leaving you drained and lethargic.
  • Cognitive Symptoms (BRAIN FOG): Your thoughts are wrapped in a perpetual haze, making even simple tasks feel like climbing Mount Everest.
  • Loss of Empathy and Cynicism: The compassion that once defined you now feels distant, replaced by a sense of detachment.
  • Social Withdrawal and Isolation: Social interactions with friends and family become burdens, and you seek solace in solitude.
  • Impaired Work Performance: Your productivity takes a nosedive, mistakes become frequent companions, and procrastination gains the upper hand.
  • Unsettled Mood: Your emotions ride a rollercoaster, from anxiety and irritability to feeling overwhelmed and emotionally sensitive.

More Than Meets the Eye: Unmasking Burnout’s Additional Symptoms

Burnout doesn’t stop at the symptoms we’ve just unravelled. It extends its reach to manifest in myriad ways, including:

  • Indifference: Your passions and interests lose their sparkle, leaving you in a state of emotional neutrality.
  • Sleep Disturbance: Your nights become battlegrounds as sleep eludes or becomes an excessive escape.
  • Physical Symptoms: Aches, headaches, altered eating patterns, diminished appetite, and even a dip in libido become part of the burnout package.
  • Escapism: Coping takes a detour to unhealthy territories like substance use, gambling, shopping or overeating.

Driving Forces: Unmasking the Culprits Behind Burnout

Behind the curtain of burnout’s relentless assault, several driving forces come into play:

  • Work-related Stress: High-stress professions (such as health professionals, caregivers, first responders, teachers, lawyers) and environments, coupled with overwhelming workloads and unrealistic expectations, lay the groundwork for burnout’s intrusion.
  • Caregiver-Related Stress: Burnout can rear its head for those shouldering significant caregiving responsibilities as the weight of caring for loved ones such as children and elderly parents takes its toll.
  • Nutritional Adequacy: The absence of essential nutrients like vitamin D, iron, magnesium, B group vitamins, carnitine, and coenzyme Q10 can leave you vulnerable to burnout’s clutches.
  • Sleep Deprivation: Chronic stress disrupts sleep, exacerbating burnout’s effects and making it even harder to break free.
  • Inflammation: Burnout fuels inflammation, setting off a chain reaction that impacts your body’s stress response and resilience.
  • Hormonal Factors: Changes in sex hormones can tip the scales towards heightened stress perception and mood imbalances.
  • Personality Traits: Traits like perfectionism, neuroticism, introversion, and heightened empathy can make you more susceptible to burnout.
  • History of Emotional or Socioeconomic Stress: Grief, trauma, discrimination, and socioeconomic challenges create fertile ground for burnout to flourish.

Claiming Victory: A Proactive Approach to Tackling Burnout

The battle against burnout is not passive; it requires an arsenal of strategic interventions. Here’s your game plan:

  1. Prioritise Safety: If you or someone close to you is in distress or immediate danger, dial 000 as soon as possible. If you are in crisis further Emergency counselling help support can also be accessed here.
  2. Identify Stress Contributors: Recognise the stressors in your life and devise management strategies. Mindfulness and exercise can be your allies to help amplify brain health.
  3. Fuel Your Body: Nutritional adequacy is paramount. Boost essential nutrient levels to combat fatigue and mood imbalances. This is where it’s best to work with a healthcare practitioner qualified in nutritional medicine, as many of the vitamins labelled as supporting stress work in very different ways depending on what’s happening in the body on a biochemical level.
  4. Regulate Stress Hormones: With healthcare practitioner guidance, targeted herbal medicine can help control excessive glucocorticoid production (cortisol) and regulate your HPA axis.
  5. Sleep Hygiene: This is incredibly important for repair, memory consolidation, and the release of hormones for growth and appetite. Good sleep hygiene can be anything from limiting your screen time, creating a relaxing environment, ensuring your room is appealing, decluttered, clean, dark and an adequate temperature, and going to bed at the same time regulary each night, ideally before 10 pm. 
  6. Quell Inflammation: Under health practitioner guidance, we can help you identify and address potential triggers, including specific testing for inflammation, so we can then address your diet and lifestyle to thwart burnout’s effects on your well-being.
  7. Stay on Course: Regularly monitor burnout signs and adhere to recommendations. Seek support from mental health professionals when needed. The Black Dog Institute’s Self-Care Plan is a secret weapon that may help you navigate burnout’s stormy seas.

Redefining Your Well-being, One Step at a Time

Battling burnout can be daunting, as it can affect anyone regardless of their profession or lifestyle. However, knowing the warning signs and underlying causes can empower you to take control of your well-being. By adopting proactive measures, addressing the root causes, and seeking professional help, you can reclaim your health and create a fulfilling and balanced life. Remember that your health is valuable, and today marks the start of your journey towards overcoming burnout, building resilience, and enjoying the richness of a life well-lived.

So, don’t wait for burnout to dictate the narrative of your life. If you have been struggling with burnout and are seeking professional advice that’s right for you, get in touch today to find out more.

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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice. Always consult a qualified healthcare practitioner before changing your health regimen.