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Burnout

The secret to unlocking the stress cycle
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Burnout: The secret to unlocking the stress cycle is a life saver for all the hustling women out there who feel overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. The book is replete with short life stories of two imaginative characters Julie and Sophie to emphasize the various reasons stress tends to develop amongst women and strategies to relieve stress. The strategies aren’t some wishy-washy mantras but effective life hacks backed by scientific research. Pro-tip: Don’t miss out on the worksheets and tl;lr (Too long; Didn’t read) lists at the end of every chapter. You’ll thank us later!

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LESSON 1: Handling stress and dealing with it are two totally different concepts

Stress is a normal response to a situation. It's what your body does when it's trying to keep you safe. Stress is like a fire hose — it doesn't just put out one problem; it pushes out many at once, causing more problems than just one thing would have created alone. However, dealing with stress and dealing with things that cause your stress are two different things.

The stress reaction in your body is triggered by stressors. Anything that you can see, hear, smell, touch, taste, or imagine could be one of them. Work, money, family, time, cultural standards, and expectations are examples of external stressors. Internal stressors include self-criticism, body image, identity, so on and so forth. When one of these risks is present, your body undergoes a neurological and physiological change known as stress.

Stress can be helpful — especially when it motivates you to get things done and keeps you from procrastinating. But if left unchecked, stress can lead to anxiety and depression as well as physical illness like high blood pressure or heart disease. Stress aggravates the situation when we feel stuck in our emotions. This happens mainly because of three reasons:

  1. Chronic stress: Chronic stress is a long term stress, or the constant and long term exposure to stressful situations. For example: Feeling overwhelmed because of too many responsibilities at home or at work.
  2. Social appropriateness: Behaving in a certain way that you think is viewed as being good and virtuous with respect to the society. For example: You are being constantly insulted by your boss, but you refuse to clap back because you are aware that it is a morally incorrect gesture.
  3. Sometimes it’s safer to tolerate: Let’s imagine you are being followed by two suspicious men late at night. Your heart is racing fast and sweat droplets are flowing down your forehead, but instead of taking an impulsive action you would think it’s much better to keep your head low and reach a safe place first and then think about what to do. 

 

There are many strategies that can help you get rid of stress and live a happier life:

 

  1. Practice breathing exercises that focus on relaxation and deep breathing. These are especially helpful for people who have trouble relaxing or who feel anxious all the time.
  2. Engage in physical activity when possible. Exercise releases endorphins that make us feel good! A brisk

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  • LESSON 1: Handling stress and dealing with it are two totally different concepts
  • LESSON 2: Mitigating emotional turbulence
  • LESSON 3: Find your path and live life to the fullest
  • LESSON 4: Smash the patriarchy and heal human giver syndrome
  • LESSON 5 Unattainable beauty ideals have been a difficult burden for women.
  • LESSON 6 Nurture your soul with fulfilling relationships
  • LESSON 7 Taking care of yourself should be your number one priority
  • LESSON 8 Don't let any imperfections bring you down; learn to love yourself and your flaws: YOU ARE FLAWSOME!
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In the summary of Burnout book, there are 8 key lessons. These lessons include:

  1. LESSON 1: Handling stress and dealing with it are two totally different concepts
  2. LESSON 2: Mitigating emotional turbulence
  3. LESSON 3: Find your path and live life to the fullest
  4. LESSON 4: Smash the patriarchy and heal human giver syndrome
  5. LESSON 5 Unattainable beauty ideals have been a difficult burden for women.
  6. LESSON 6 Nurture your soul with fulfilling relationships
  7. LESSON 7 Taking care of yourself should be your number one priority
  8. LESSON 8 Don't let any imperfections bring you down; learn to love yourself and your flaws: YOU ARE FLAWSOME!

Burnout by Amelia Nagoski was published in .

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