Jul 31, 2021
If you have ADHD and you feel you are suffering from overwhelm or even burnout, you want to take the time to listen to this new podcast episode. We discuss one of the silent conditions of mental health and that is burnout.
Back on Overcoming Distractions is Dr. Sharon Saline. She has over 30 years of experience working with individuals with ADHD, she is a bestselling author and a leading expert in many areas of ADHD and neurodiversity.
Sharon and Dave talk about burnout and how people with ADHD may experience this more than others. And not only more common but many with ADHD can also get to burnout much quicker.
Sharon points out that many of us with ADHD are also people-pleasers which over time can result and burnout because we do not want to disappoint others. She also points out that burnout can collide with other ADHD characteristics, and we need to be careful not to let it go too far before addressing overwhelm and burnout.
Sharon shares her tips to help manage overwhelmed and burnout such as identifying the stressors in your life, target what to deal with first and prioritize, pause before agreeing to commitments in your life and in your business, and to understand what flow is. Flow is when we truly enjoy what we're doing for longer periods of time and that is an indicator of what we enjoy doing.
She discusses active self-care, reducing isolation in how you can bring pleasure to your life daily such as walking or other forms of exercise.
She suggests looking at work differently and make sure you are taking frequent breaks with an emphasis on going into nature.
And one important factor in managing overwhelmed or burnout is to pay attention to what is going on in your life and do not let burnout get out of control.
She has many more expert tips from managing overwhelmed and burnout so take the time to listen to her expert advice on this subject.
You can connect with Sharon Saline here; https://drsharonsaline.com/