You Are Not A Frog

Episode 79 - How to Give Yourself Permission to Thrive with Dr Katya Miles

May 18, 2021 Dr Rachel Morris Episode 79
You Are Not A Frog
Episode 79 - How to Give Yourself Permission to Thrive with Dr Katya Miles
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This week, Dr Katya Miles returns to talk to us about spotting burnout and giving yourself permission to thrive.

Episode Highlights

[05:53] Overcoming Perfectionism

  • We need to embrace learning through making mistakes.
  • We often beat ourselves up even if nobody else knows the right thing to do.

[11:37] Factors That Lead to Burnout

  • Many professionals in high-stress jobs think that stress is normal even if it’s not.
  • Learn your personal red flags. 

[16:29] Warning Signs of Burnout

  • We stop doing healthy habits.
  • We turn to unhealthy coping responses.
  • Be mindful of the reasons behind our unhealthy practices.
  • Having accountability helps in embedding healthy practices in our lives. 

[23:43] Why It’s Difficult to Give Ourselves Permission to Thrive

  • If your identity is so linked with your job, self-care is more difficult.
  • We don’t reflect enough on the fact that we are all finite resources.

[33:34] Give Yourself Permission to Thrive

  • Have honest conversations about your struggles.
  • Reflect by journaling, creative pursuits, or being in nature.
  • Think about the consequences if you don’t give yourself permission to thrive.

[38:51] Drive Zone, Threat Zone and Soothe Zone

  • We spend most of our time in the threat or drive zone.
  • Resting improves cognitive performance and overall well-being.

[41:32] Katya’s Top Tips

  • Give yourself permission to thrive.
  • Try to deliver on what you need at the moment.
  • Develop the habit of looking after yourself.

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Katya’s Burnout Story
Overcoming Perfectionism
Factors That Lead to Burnout
Warning Signs of Burnout
Why It’s Difficult to Give Ourselves Permission to Thrive
Give Yourself Permission to Thrive
Drive Zone, Threat Zone and Soothe Zone
Katya’s Top Tips