22nd November, 2022

Is it ‘Normal’ Not to Cope?

With Rachel Morris

Dr Rachel Morris

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We often think stress and burnout are normal. However, anyone who has experienced extreme pressure can tell you that too much stress is bad for our health and performance. Our physiological reactions to stress are normal. Despite this, we continue to blame ourselves if we cannot cope with it.

In this quick tip episode, Rachel shares how doctors and other individuals in demanding jobs see stress as ‘normal’ and how it impacts our health. When you’re burning out, stop blaming yourself and start being compassionate. If you want to know how to cope with stress and burnout in the normal and human way, stay tuned to this episode.

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Reasons to listen

  1. Discover how we get ‘normal’ wrong.
  2. Understand how stress and burnout affect us.
  3. Learn how to cope with stress and burnout the normal way.

Episode highlights


The Current State of Healthcare Professionals


Stress and Burnout: Common But Not Normal


How We Usually Respond to Stress and Burnout


What Is Normal?

Episode transcript

Rachel Morris: This is a You are Not a Frog Quick Dip, a tiny taster of the kinds of things we talk about on our full podcast episodes. I’ve chosen today’s topic to give you a helpful boost in the time it takes to have a cup of tea, so you can return to whatever else you’re up to feeling energised and inspired. For more tools, tips and insights to help you thrive at work, don’t forget to subscribe to You are Not a Frog wherever you get your podcasts. I heard a physio talking the other day about runners,…

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