Aug 17, 2022
Listen in to this month’s chat with May Yazdi, Chase’s wife, as
the pair talks about burnout and relationships.
In this discussion, Chase and May talk about how to manage
burnout through nurturing your relationship with yourself and how
to support your partner while they experience burnout. They share
simple, yet powerful communication techniques for partners
navigating burnout together along with tips and advice on gaining
back your energy and inspiration after burning out.
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- Burnout is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic
workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is
characterized by three dimensions: feelings of energy depletion or
exhaustion, increased mental distance, or feelings of negativism or
cynicism. Does any of this resonate with you? If so, you’re likely
- May sheds light on how burnout caused her to feel uninspired
and unmotivated in her career and how burnout impacted her
physical, mental, and emotional health.
- How do you effectively manage stress? May shares an analogy to
illustrate the idea that when you react to and process your stress,
the stress is able to be broken down and released without being
stored in the body.
- If your partner is experiencing burnout, or if you’re both
experiencing burnout, how can you get through it? May and Chase
speak on the importance of acknowledging the space that each of you
are in, sharing about your work day at a time that feels right for
you, and allowing yourself the time to fully process your stress
before involving your partner. Always be willing to listen, ask
your partner what they need/want, and be willing to give them
- When your partner doesn’t want to talk about their day, be
accepting of that and don’t take it personally.
- Managing and recovering from burnout is a non-linear process.
There may be waves of emotions and feelings, some days might be
better than others, but there’s always a way to overcome it.