Not feeling like yourself?
You’re not alone.
The solution touted by wellness experts is to do more yoga and meditation, to practice self-care, to ask for help, to take more vacation time. While I advocate these techniques for my patients all the time, unfortunately, they’re just that: techniques. These tactics often fall by the wayside when huge work project deadlines are looming, or when the kids need to get from school to activities, or when an aging parent needs extra care.
Our medical and social support systems need to recognize burnout from all facets. There are physical, mental, emotional and economic aspects to burnout. Until things change in our corporate and family lives, until we have flexible work schedules and don’t feel enslaved by our smartphones; until we don’t feel obligated to respond to emails at all hours of the day and night, until we have enough reasonable, affordable child care, or can afford to spend time with our children, and until we feel not only like we have a safety net, but enough support, all we can do is help ourselves manage the damaging effects.
Health care providers like myself can offer help to get you through and repair the systems damaged by stress until some room is made in your life for true rest and healing. Here is how stress and burnout affect your hormones and what you can do about it.
Visit https://calendly.com/drwebsternd/hormone-reset-assessment-call to see how you can take steps to combatting the effects of stress.
This is a special guest blog by Dr. Hillary Webster, ND. Dr. Hillary is a naturopathic doctor who practices in Toronto with a focus on Women’s Hormonal Health. She helps burned-out and exhausted women uncover and repair their hormone and nutrient imbalances to get their world-conquering energy back.
To find out more about your hormones, including detailed testing, analysis, and treatment, book a free Hormone Reset Assessment call with Dr. Webster here.
You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram (@drwebbynd), and websternaturopathic.com.