Take care of the basics: Put your own oxygen mask on by prioritizing your mental and physical health. Sleep more, eat more of the right foods, stay hydrated, and get active. Take care of your body. That is your primary job. But also if you need professional help to manage your mental health, get it. There is absolutely nothing wrong with talking to a mental health professional if you need to.
Millions of Americans are returning back to work after being home during the pandemic. While this has been exciting for many, some are feeling burned out by their work. What do you do if you are feeling burned out by your work? How do you reverse it? How can you “get your mojo back”? What can employers do to help their staff reverse burnout?
In this interview series called “Beating Burnout: 5 Things You Should Do If You Are Experiencing Work Burnout,” we are talking to successful business leaders, HR leaders and mental health leaders who can share insights from their experience about how we can “Beat Burnout.”.
As a part of this series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Tammy Lewis Wilborn.
Dr. Tammy Lewis Wilborn, PhD, LPC-S, LPC/MHSP-S, BC-TMHC is a mental health and wellness expert, keynote speaker, and author of the upcoming book, Playing A New Game: How Black Women Can Be Well and Excel in the Workplace (Grand Central Publishing/ Balance). Dr. Wilborn is a board-certified Licensed Professional Counselor, board-approved Clinical Supervisor, and board-certified Tele-Mental Health Counselor. She is the owner of Wilborn Clinical Services, LLC, and Dr. Tammy Lewis Wilborn, LLC, and founder of the Black Women’s Wellness Conference of New Orleans.
Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive into the main focus of our interview, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your childhood backstory?