26th July, 2022

What to Do if You’re Stressed AND Bored

With Rachel Morris

Dr Rachel Morris

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We all know the overwhelm that comes from working in healthcare. But we often overlook the toxic combination that is stress and boredom. This happens when we choose to play it safe and instead ditch things that challenge us.

Growth and development are keys to a thriving and well-lived life. When we enable ourselves to learn and grow, only then can we become happier, more successful, and more fulfilled.

In this episode, Rachel discusses how to address and navigate the toxic combination of stress and boredom in the workplace. She talks about the role of learning in living a self-actualised life. Rachel also shares some recommendations you might find helpful for learning.

If you want to learn how to make learning a habit in your life, stay tuned to this episode.

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Reasons to listen

  1. Find out the consequences of indulging in the toxic combination of stress and boredom.
  2. Learn ways to fit growth and development into your schedule.
  3. Discover the impact of prioritising self-development on your well-being.

Episode highlights


The Toxic Combination of Stress and Boredom


Throwing Learning Out of the Window


# 1: Follow Your Interests and Develop Your Strengths


# 2: Work Out What You Need Right Now


# 3: Look at Ways of Learning that Also Hit the Five Ways to Well-being


# 4: Determine How You Learn Best


# 5: Find Ways to Use Your Right Brain


How to Find Time for Learning

Episode transcript

Rachel Morris:If you feel like you’re clinging on to your sanity until your next holiday, then you’re not alone. Many people are suffering with overwhelming stress at the moment, and not just in health and social care. But is it possible to be stressed and bored at the same time? A few years ago, I realized that this had happened to me. In order to keep up with the demands of work and life with three small children, I had tried to simplify things. And it ended up losing anything interesting or challenging from my life. So in this podcast…

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