I'll admit, I suffer from burnout quite often. Did you read my last post?
So I was thrilled to hear that one of my favorite experts on emotional health, Julie de Azevedo Hanks, had written a new book called The Burnout Cure. Julie Hanks has been featured in Real Simple, Women's Day, Parenting, Women's Health, to name a few. She has also been seen on Fox News, TLC, and the Discovery Health Channel.
Burnout doesn't just happen to moms. It can happen to anyone. Julie defines burnout as "a state of exhaustion and lack of motivation due to prolonged stress or frustration." She continues to let us know that burnout can include "the perception of failure to attain certain results, successes, blessings, and rewards" after doing all we can do and giving all our time and energy. Sound familiar? I know I have felt this way many times- especially now as I'm pregnant with twins, have four other children, and many other responsibilities and commitments.
While The Burnout Cure is written for LDS women, it applies to anyone who gives a great deal of their time and talents to helping and showing love for others.
The book is filled with Myths and Truths about our emotions, self-care, and offers many tools for identifying your emotional needs, and letting go of the guilt and perfectionism. There are many opportunities in the book to write down your own thoughts, feelings, experiences and reflect and answer questions about yourself.
I cannot say enough about the wisdom in this book, and the ways it has already helped me in my own life. It has helped me understand that there are many misconceptions about emotions, that have held me back. Reading this book, has helped me realize the truth about emotions and how to effectively share them in my relationships in a way that is healthy and helpful. I know this is a book I will refer to often and read again.
The Burnout Cure is a book any woman could benefit from. Want to win a copy? LEAVE A COMMENT and a reason why you think this book may be helpful to you! You can also purchase the book on AMAZON or at Deseret Book. Give-a-way ENDS on SUNDAY August 25th at Midnight, P.S.T.
Want to read more about Julie Hanks? Check out her website for more blog tour book reviews, and interview clips from TV and radio.
And for all my LDS friends out there, check out Julie's new song, "Molly Mormon Died Today."