The Three Phases of Burnout/Adrenal Fatigue - Solocast

Season #2

Today on the podcast is me! This is the first of many to come KYPO Solocasts.
I wanted to dive into Adrenal Fatigue and Burnout, since this is way, way too close to home for me. I speak often about pace, stress, and productivity because those are my own personal vices, the areas I have to be on guard from daily. Today, I want to explain the physiological response to hustle culture, and give you the opportunity to get on the same page as your body.

First, what is burnout?

Burnout happens when acute stress turns chronic, your body is pumping out so much cortisol and adrenaline in response to an unsustainable pace that it essentially bankrupts your reserves. Leaving you feeling:

-Incredibly, (seemingly) unreasonably tired. The kind of tired that a good night’s sleep doesn’t seem to fix.
-Lack of drive, creativity, and even purpose. Part of our stress response is a narrowed focus, a heightened awareness of the short term and an inability to look at the long term.
-Emotionally unavailable, numb.
-Cynical, joyless.

We dive into:

-the roles of Cortisol, Adrenaline, and our beautiful, over-stressed Adrenals.
-The three stages of Adrenal Fatigue:
Arousal, Adaptation, and Exhaustion.
-What causes stress on the body?
-The Non Negotiable Trifecta: Sleep, Poop, Blood Sugar Balance
-Shifting Your Value Systems
-Tangible habits to nourish and heal into the burnt out body

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