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Battling The Burnout with Erika del Pozo

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Episode Summary

Working in healthcare can be a very rewarding career, but it also presents some unique challenges. Nowadays, productivity levels have increased exponentially, caseloads have become unruly, expectations have continued to grow without any sign of slowing down, while we as therapists are left to pick up the pieces, keep up with the changes, and do the best work that we can. Unfortunately, the increasing demands within the workplace have had significant implications on us as therapists, ultimately leading many therapists to become burnt out.

Erika del Pozo MOT, OTR/L from Joy Energy Time and the Burnt Out to Lit Up podcast comes on the show today to share her personal journey with burnout and how this has ignited a passion for promoting education and awareness about the topic as it relates to healthcare professionals.

Show Notes

Sarah and Erika discuss:

  • Meeting at AOTA 2019 and what they took away from the conference
  • Anxiety and stress of being in OT school
  • Factors of burnout
  • How the symptoms of burnout can become the new norm and go unnoticed
  • The importance of having your values line up with you work’s values
  • How the lack of autonomy can lead to burnout
  • Bullying and burnout
  • Her personal experience with burnout
  • Gastrointestinal issues linked to burnout
  • Importance of self-care with a focus on both internal and external recovery
  • Unplugging and taking time to enjoy life
  • Being mindful instead of mindless
  • Self-management and not just time management
  • Prioritizing time
  • First thing she did when realizing that she was burnt out
  • Gratitude journal
  • How she combats burnout in her daily life
  • Advice for therapists facing burnout
  • Utilizing resources, professionals, and a support system to help you
  • Employee Engagement Survey: https://joyenergytime.mykajabi.com/employeeengagement
  • Affirmation Cards
  • Joy Energy Time: https://www.joyenergytime.com/
  • Burnt Out to Lit Up Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/burnt-out-to-lit-up-healthcare-stress-burnout-wellness/id1332553896
  • Healthcare Hangouts: https://www.joyenergytime.com/healthcarehangouts/

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