The politics of everything that matters to mankind in the 20th century

The Politics of Everything

Hosted by Amber Daines, The Politics of Everything launched in May 2017 as a weekly podcast series asking newsworthy experts and leaders the tricky questions about the politics of everything that matters to mankind in the 21st century. 

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October 5th 2021
111: The Politics of Burnout - Wendy Nash
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The costs associated with turnover and lower productivity seen in burnout result in a loss of $322 billion annually according to the World Economic Forum stats from January 2021. There is a wave of burnout with many of us trying to stay afloat in a pandemic and find a way to recharge when many of the tools we use such as socializing, group exercise, and even holidays have been taken away.

Today, I am chatting to Wendy Nash, a Meditation and Wellbeing Accountability Coach. Her company name says it all: Kindly Cut the Crap. To avoid burnout, you need to make courageous inquiry but do it kindly. Her interest arose from experiences as a young child, growing up surrounded by family loss. This provided very early experience of situational burnout. Through her training and practice she has gone on to realize a deep understanding of this, and other kinds of burnout, including its ideological and personality-based forms.

In essence, burnout is what happens when we fail to pay attention to our psychological, moral, or physical wellbeing and the result is a 'crash and burn'. She has a four-year somatic psychotherapy diploma; her Bachelor of Psychology Honours thesis studied the effects of loving-kindness meditation on prosocial behavior, and she's been practicing loving-kindness and other meditations for almost 20 years. All of these have been profoundly positive on her wellbeing and relationships.

Hear from Wendy on:

  1. So, what exactly is burnout, and how do you know if what feels like burnout has affected you enough to be real vs just a stressful week or two?
  2. What are the best ways to recover from burnout especially if you can't afford to quit your job or run your own business? Some people may feel ashamed to say they are burnt out!
  3. Your business is called Kindly Cut the Crap - what does that mean and how can you leverage that into the help you give people?
  4. When does burnout usually hit people hardest?
  5. Take away: What is your final takeaway message for us today on The Politics of Burnout.

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