The Burnout Breakthrough | Kandi Wiens

March always feels like one of those months where you hit a slump. Work is back in full force, there are no holidays in sight, and life can start to feel a bit overwhelming like you can’t catch a break. In other words, if you’re reading this, you might be feeling burnt out.

But what exactly is burnout? Is it real? Or is it just a dramatic way of saying “I’m tired”? Join Kurt and Tim as they chat with Dr. Kandi Wiens, author of Burnout Immunity, about the very real psychological syndrome of burnout and how it can affect our day-to-day lives.  In this episode, Dr. Wiens explores the symptoms of burnout and teaches us how we can build immunity to burnout through emotional intelligence and self-awareness. 

In this insightful interview, Dr. Wiens emphasizes the signs of escalating stress levels and offers practical and easily implementable strategies for stress management in your daily life. Fighting burnout isn’t just about a quick fix; it’s about reevaluating work priorities and self-perception—and yes, the role of music in emotional regulation, much to Tim’s joy!

The episode winds down with a grooving session between Kurt and Tim, where they discuss how they’ve experienced burnout in their own lives and offer listeners actionable steps to safeguarding against burnout and fostering emotional resilience in the workplace and beyond. If you are feeling at risk for burnout or have experienced it in the past, you won’t want to miss this episode!

© 2024 Behavioral Grooves


[3:58] Introduction and Speed Round

[6:02] Burnout and common symptoms associated with it

[15:25] Workplace burnout and generational differences

[20:05] Strategies for avoiding burnout

[29:57] Managing stress and uncertainty at work

[34:26] Emotional intelligence, self-care, and negative self-talk

[39:47] Music’s role in emotional regulation

[44:56] Grooving session: Burnout, stress, and language

© 2024 Behavioral Grooves

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Ep. 387, Balancing Work Friction and Fatigue | Huggy Rao