If you’re on the burnout train, then hop on this solo episode by your host, Erika del Pozo MOT, OTR/L where she shares advice her community shared with her and some of her own suggestions.

Erika has gone through burnout early on in her career as an occupational therapist, and in this episode she shares personal antidotes and comforting words from her community that just may light up your burned out path.

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10 Pieces of Advice Shared In This Episode From The JET Community:

“Take a vacation, even a staycation and do a 100% digital detox.”

“That it’s okay to cry.”

“Separate yourself at lunch from the toxicity, clear your head, it does wonders.”

“You are a priority!! It’s not selfish to care for yourself first.”

“Try to remember why you chose this field to begin with.”

“You’re not alone.”

“This season of life won’t last, but you will.”

Best advice I’ve been given is to try your best to keep work at work! Nothing makes me feel more exhausted than having to continue to complete paperwork from home, treatment plan, etc. go into work early or do the extra work during lunch hours to get it done with. This way once you’re home you can decompress and unwind easier.

My advice that I’ve learned through therapy is that being present saves time. This has saved me from the guilt complex I used to suffer from worrying about home when at work, and work life when at home.”

My advice: Setting boundaries is scary at first, but I promise it gets easier. Too often, we lack boundaries and then run ourselves ragged in an attempt to make everyone else happy. Starting with one small thing can be the right step towards being able to confidently set boundaries (without feeling like a jerk.).”

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My Favorite Quote:

“It’s OK to cry. It’s OK to be sad… and it’s also OK on the flip side of that to find joy in the midst of your burnout. acknowledge the pain, be kind to yourself, and be compassionate with yourself. that’s the best you can do because we will never know everything. we won’t learn lessons unless we go through them and grow from them.”

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Slemp, G.R. & Vella-Brodrick, D.A. (2013). The job crafting questionnaire: A new scale to measure the extent to which employees engage in job crafting. International Journal of Wellbeing, 3(2), 126-146. https://doi.org/10.5502/ijw.v3i2.1

Tims, M., Derks, D., & Bakker, A. (2016). Job crafting and its relationships with person-fit and meaningfulness: A three-wave study. Journal of Vocational Behavior, (92) 44-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2015.11.007

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Chen, C.C., Huang, W.J., Gao, J., & Petrick, J.F. (2017). Antecedents and consequences of work-related smartphone use on vacation: An exploratory study of Taiwanese tourists. https://doi.org/10.1177/0047287517714907Journal of Travel Research, sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.navDOI: 10.1177/0047287517714907journals.sagepub.com/home/jtr​

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Meet Your Host

Hola! I’m Erika, an occupational therapist from Miami, FL and founder of Joy Energy Time. Get to know me and hang out with me by listening to my pod, the Burnt Out to Lit Up Podcast! ✨

You can get Joy Energy Time in your inbox *joyful gasp* with the Thrive and Shine monthly newsletter (the last Monday of each month), where these #joytidbits can all be found, as well as other occasional inbox goodies. 💌

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