Episode 190 - Burnout

  1. Intro
  2. Why the topic of burnout?
  3. Because it affects all of us, and yet it's not talked about much in this field
  4. Disclaimer: We am not a doctor. Or a psychiatrist or psychologist. Nor did we stay in a holiday inn express...
  5. Personal Connection
  6. Reason for sabbatical
  7. Martin's story
  8. Recognizing Burnout
  9. Symptoms may mirror depression
  10. "The Creeping Malaise"
  11. Physical symptoms
  12. Weight
  13. Panic Attacks, etc
  14. Isolation - even while in a crowd
  15. It's been around for a long time. http://www.secburnout.org/ & http://www.slideshare.net/secburnout/burnout-in-information-security are from 2011/12
  16. Easy Traps
  17. "It won't happen to me"
  18. "I just have to make it through this busy season and this end of quarter and the end of FY and…"
  19. "Everybody else is exactly the same…"
  20. Conferences are not vacations and shouldn't be seen that way. Cons can be very hard work.
  21. Mitigation Strategies
  22. Outdoor hobbies
  23. Just get outside and away from screens
  24. A physical, people you can talk to in person community
  25. Exercise & diet
  26. http://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/i-work-from-home
  27. http://theoatmeal.com/comics/running
  28. Creating and enforcing boundaries (emotional and physical)
  29. What burnout isn't…
  30. Not liking your job or employer (that's quite the opposite problem, actually)
  31. Just hard work for a little while
  32. Resources
  33. http://lisacongdon.com/blog/2016/12/on-burnout-and-the-slow-rebuilding/
  34. Outro