21st November, 2023

Am I Burning Out?

With Rachel Morris

Dr Rachel Morris

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If your job is demanding, jou’ve probably wondered at some point if you’re burning out. The constant stress and pressure in health and social care especially can leave us feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. But ignoring the signs of burnout can have serious consequences, affecting not only our performance but our wellbeing and our relationships too.

In this quick dip episode, Rachel introduces the Stress Curve and how it can help you recognise if you’re nearing burnout. She explains the different stages of the curve and provide practical steps you can take to prevent burnout and perform at your best. It’s about finding what works for you and making small changes that add up a big impact.

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Reasons to listen

  • To recognise the signs of burnout and its consequences, so you can prioritise your wellbeing and relationships.
  • To learn from real-life experiences and to prevent burnout, tailored to the unique challenges faced by people in healthcare.
  • To discover the stress curve model as a tool to assess your current position and make small, impactful changes to improve your wellbeing and performance.

Episode highlights


Check your battery level


Symptoms of burnout


The stress curve


Not enough pressure to perform


Dropping off peak performance


Early signs of burnout


Take a snapshot


Where are you on the stress curve?


What factors are contributing to how you feel?


What are your early warning signs?


What small steps can you take?


Stay in your zone of power

Episode transcript

[00:00:00] Rachel: Have you thought to yourself recently? I wonder if I’m burning out? I know that lots of people in health and social care right now have thought that question. And actually many people have done a burnout inventory or a questionnaire online just to assess their level of stress, and to answer that question. And my burns house or not? [00:00:20] Now lots of these tools and these scales are very helpful, are validated and a great way of assessing the workforce. But when it comes to you personally, I think the best way of assessing am my…

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