197: Burnout and Managing Overwhelm with Dr. Kat

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By Katayune Kaeni, Psy.D. and Katayune Kaeni. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

How are you? Sometimes it’s hard to check in with ourselves in the busy-ness of daily life, especially in these pandemic days when our self-care options are limited. High stress, depression, and anxiety tend to feel like personal failure. In today’s show, I want to offer you perspective and encouragement.

Show Highlights:

  • How to interpret your feelings during moments of stress
  • How to approach the new considerations brought on by the pandemic: masks, social distancing, virtual connections, etc.
  • Why life is hard in many ways right now for most people
  • Tips on how you can feel better:
    • Remember that you are resilient
    • Getting help is NOT failure
    • Honor your exhaustion by taking a break and setting boundaries
    • Check in with your sleep, eating/hydration, hormones, and stress
    • Turn “What’s wrong with me?” into “What’s going on for me?”
  • Take time to reflect and allow space just to BE

Resources:

Check out the Mom & Mind Online shop at Mom And Mind.

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