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I never thought that I had experienced burnout, when I was asked about it a few years ago. I love what I do. Sure, I have felt stressed and overburdened at times, but I didn’t think the term burnout applied to me. I never felt like I needed to quit my job or leave medicine altogether. But that’s where I was wrong. I had experienced burnout, but I just didn’t recognize it.

I had always pictured a stereotypical picture of burnout in my head. A frazzled person, unable to juggle it all – the charting, the kids, the patients – who quits it all to live a life of quiet contemplation and reflection in the woods.

But, here’s the thing – burnout doesn’t just mean feeling stressed. People who are burnt out suffer from a loss of compassion and empathy. And, this was the light bulb moment for me. When I heard that definition – then I realized that in fact, I had suffered from burnout, as recently as this past year, while working to keep our clinic afloat during quarantine.

In this episode of the podcast, I detail 4 actionable steps you can take to help identify signs of burnout and manage it. Don’t worry, this isn’t about going to the spa or getting a massage, because those types of activities might not give you the mental relief that high achieving women crave.


I'm Rupa Wong.

Hi! I'm Dr. Rupa Wong. Physician. Private Practice Owner. Mama to 3 kids. Managing Partner. Educator. Textbook Author. Conference Co-Founder. Mentor. I am more than just one thing, even as a doctor and I bet you are too. I would love to help you envision the life you want, and then get after it. What are you waiting for?


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