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11th July, 2023

Embrace Your Capacity, Not Your Limits

With Dr Sarah Coope

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High-stress and high-performance professions like healthcare often push people beyond their limits. When this happens, stress and burnout are often the unfortunate consequences.

In this episode, Dr Sarah Coope joins us to discuss how to avoid burnout by embracing your capacity. She delves into finding your optimal stretching point for each of your limited resources. Sarah also examines the nature of our fear of saying no. And we explore the consequences and benefits of managing and maintaining your capacity.

If you find yourself stretched too thin, then this episode is for you.

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Reasons to listen

  • Understand your limits and capacity.
  • Discover how to shift your mindset and avoid burnout.
  • Learn how to embrace your guilt.

Episode highlights

10:30

Shifting Your Mindset to Embrace Your Capacity

19:30

Saying No to Avoid Overstretching Yourself

28:30

Identify Your Optimal Stretching Point

38:30

Managing Emotions and Language Usage

44:20

How to Deal with the Guilt From Saying No

Episode transcript

Rachel Morris: Do you find it hard to admit when you’ve reached your limits? Or even if you know you’ve gone way past them, do you find it hard to let people know? Or feel guilty about saying enough is enough? And do you hate thinking that you are in fact limited? Does it sound too negative to you? Many of us in healthcare feel angry when we’re forced to confront our limits and saying no to stuff just because we’re limited, can feel really restrictive and well, limiting. But what if we thought about it in a different way?…

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