A recipe for burnout – and how you can avoid it

While many of us are currently staying home and being forced to slow down, it isn’t going to last forever. Learning how to avoid the “go-go-go” in our daily lives is vital to avoid burnout. We’re conditioned to think that more is better, but sometimes it comes at the expense of our health. 

Today, Robin Long shares how we can prevent reaching this place of burnout and jeopardizing our health and goals. There is an array of simple and achievable habits we can practice in our day-to-day lives in order to build strength and reduce stress without burning ourselves out. Join Robin in this conversation to learn more about how you can optimize your wellness, increase productivity, and avoid burnout. 

Show highlights: what you can look forward to in this episode!

  • Quarantine has provided an opportunity for life to shift and change our rhythms 
  • What it means to have a “go-go-go lifestyle” and how can we slow down 
  • The mental and physical consequences of go-go-go
  • What can we do to avoid burnout and optimize our health 
  • The ways we can learn to tune into our bodies and honor our needs 
  • Different aspects to health and fitness outside of diet and exercise that impact our well-being 
  • more is not always better
  • How regular Pilates workouts have helped

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17 Comments
  1. Sarah Clevely 2 months ago

    Enjoyed listening to your podcasts

  2. Sarah 2 months ago

    Enjoyed listening to your podcast

  3. julie wuertz 2 months ago

    Loved this podcast! With my pilates studio shut down right now I need to try your program. Unfortunately I have passed the burnout stage and have fibromyalgia. But I have learned that pilates is truly the best exercise for me. Keep sharing!

    • Elisabeth Callahan 2 months ago

      Keep prioritizing yourself and taking care of your health, Julie! We are cheering for you!

  4. valentina 2 months ago

    May GOD richly bless you in all you put your hands to!!! You are wonderful & are a true educator. Thank you for all you do, Robin. Blessings, Valentina

  5. Jacque Barker 2 months ago

    I am approaching almost 2 years of being a member of the sisterhood. I joined after retiring and moving up to the state of WA after living in the SF bay area for over 20 years. I am in my mid 60’s now and have to say things shift with this stage of life compared to what young mothers experiences are. You have kept me moving and positive in my wellness goals & enlightened me with what is necessary to stay healthy. After years of go go go with my 4 children, working, community service, church responsibilities and doing for others I had not developed skills to take care of myself. All of a sudden things changed & I wasn’t sure what was best for me to do since there are so many options out there! Fortunately I am healthy but this is the time for me to shift gears and take care of myself so I can enjoy my grandkids & time with my husband. I admire your positive energy and tips as well as love doing the pilates daily workouts while seeing the beach behind you! Thank you for all your efforts to help others no matter our stage of life. Your podcasts offer great tips. I look forward to logging into the sisterhood workout calendar each day!

    • Elisabeth Callahan 2 months ago

      We love hearing this, Jacque! Thank you for sharing! So happy the Sisterhood can support you as you take care of yourself. We are cheering you on! 🙂

  6. Dimi 2 months ago

    Thank you for this pod cast. The info makes so much sense. I have experienced burnout and I am now trying to recover from it and build back my strength and wellness. Your messages and the Balanced life are helping me do this although it is a slow process. D x

  7. Christine 2 months ago

    Great podcast, just what I needed at the moment and some really good manageable ideas thank you x

  8. Cathy 2 months ago

    This is first podcast I have listened too, I really enjoyed it. I’m in my mid 60s been a member for over two years, I was close to a burnout trying to please everyone doing a job I loved, helping my elderly parents and children and grandchildren I had a wake up call from a osteopath I went too who had told me to slow down she painted me a virtual picture of my death and how everyone would react. It was a wake up callI needed I had just joined Pilates what a saviour it has been it is my time and first thing I do in the morning no matter where I am, my husband is so supportive we are both now enjoying a wonderful semi retirement in a slower, healthy paced happy lifestyle. Thank you Robin n the team

  9. Melissa 2 months ago

    I have scoliosis and have been unable to see my chiropractor & massage therapist for the last 3 months. I have found that doing your daily Pilates workout routines have helped immensely. A big THANK YOU, especially during this Pandemic. BTW, I am 69 and just had a bone scan. My NPA told me that the scan came out fine & to keep on doing my exercises!! Woo Hoo!

    • Hi Melissa – great job taking care of yourself, especially during these times. I love hearing that daily Pilates workouts have helped you immensely and that you are cleared to continue. Keep up the great work, and I am cheering you on!

  10. frank 2 months ago

    Too many “trainers” say that burnout is ok…

  11. 10 Percents 2 weeks ago

    Some times i feel the balance around going for your goals and burn out is such a close balance, Loved reading this article and surly will be thinking off it next time I’m close to burn out! x

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