Dr. Thomas Curran says there's more to burnout than exhaustion. As a psychologist and lecturer at LSE's Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, Tom's research looks at the societal triggers of personality traits and their impacts on our mental health.Today on The Braincare Podcast, Tom shares his insights on what appears to be a thoroughly modern problem: burnout. We explore the universal symptoms of this highly individual psychological phenomenon, and why the gig economy could be pouring petrol on the fire.We talk about:
Early warning signs of burnout
Physical effects of mental fatigue
Millennials and the gig economy
Does burnout only happen in the workplace?
Pre-emptive self-care: nutrition and exercise
How the pandemic exacerbated the phenomenon
What does burnout tell you about your job?