Life is meant to be enjoyed not endured is the motto of our guest Whitney Gordon-Mead. Whitney has overcome fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and burnout… Now, she’s dedicated her life to helping others avoid and recover from burnout, reclaim their passion and create the life they desire, because as she says ‘life is meant to be enjoyed, not endured!’ She will share with ways to transform our daily routines and optimize the energy we have that are easy to implement and have big pay-back including:
• What is the ‘Burn-Out-Cycle,’
• Simple ways to take control of your symptoms,
• Why knowing your sleep deficit number is essential to restoring health,
• Ways to budget and optimize your energy to go from burn out to balance…
plus much more.
About our guest: Whitney Gordon-Mead is a Speaker, Certified Life Coach, Ordained Minister, and on track to have her Doctorate in Metaphysics by the end of 2019. She has three decades of experience researching personal growth and how we heal from within and has turned her diagnosis’s of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and burnout around to live her best life yet. Learn more about Whitney at https://whitneygordon-mead.com/ and share this engaging chat using this link www.UnderstandingAutoimmune.com/Burnout
Tonight’s guest, Whitney Gordon-Mead shares strategies to support people create the life that is meant to be enjoyed, not endured. First, she begins by pointing out the difference between fatigue or low energy and burnout. And then, she shares tips on optimizing our health and heal ourselves.
The importance of getting a deep restful sleep every night is emphasized and she suggests getting cortisol levels checked because getting that deep restful sleep would be hard to come by if cortisol levels are heightened at night.
0:11:41.3 Having been a financial planner before, Whitney gives the analogy of budgeting finances and budgeting energy to avoid diseases that lead to burnout. She says that everything we do, including healing, requires energy so we have to have enough energy savings for that.
Then, she shares how we can reserve and optimize that energy and saying “no” tops the list as well as taking breaks during the day in between tasks and appointments for power naps, stretching breaks, a short walk, or meditation.
They talked about grounding and that breathing is great for grounding. Both Sharon and Whitney use visualization a lot.
0:41:32.5 At this point, they both agree that a mindset shift is required for healing to happen. It’s having the belief that our body has the ability to heal itself and, most importantly, it’s having the intention for it ─ to do what it takes to heal.
0:44:48.5 With just a few minutes left, Whitney says that the biggest gift she gave was to take time every day to tune into herself ─ self-care.
She shares her “From Burnout to Balance: A Simple 10-minute Daily Self-Care Practice,” a step-by-step simple self-care practice that can be downloaded from her website for free.