Sabrina Runbeck on Creating an Ideal Schedule to Prevent Burnout | FP 66

How do you differentiate between what is necessary to achieve goals and what is simply fun to do? When you are losing traction and focus in your days, how can you reconnect with your guiding passion? Can you refresh and restart your day halfway through?

In this podcast episode, Whitney Owens speaks with Sabrina Runbeck about creating an ideal schedule to prevent burnout.

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Meet Sabrina Runbeck

After overcoming burnout and feeling stuck in a career that drained her, she became an International Peak Performance Speaker empowering young professionals to find their voice and overcome the stress of their personal and professional expectations. This allows them to reconnect with their passion, contribute positively to their organizations, and become influential in their fields without feeling overwhelmed, underappreciated, or undervalued!

That’s why people call her the Queen of Performance and Productivity.

She hosts the Powerful and Passionate Healthcare Professionals Podcast, has been featured on KevinMD, and is an author of an upcoming book, Asian Women who BossUp.

She also regularly shares insights on Instagram for her audience and has spoken on numerous stages such as Speakers Pathway Coalition, Practice of the Practice, and Work from Your Happy Place.

Visit her website and connect with him on FacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn. Listen to her podcast here.

In This Podcast

  • Sabrina’s 3-step system on how to begin making changes
  • Do you feel overwhelmed?
  • Sabrina’s advice to Christian counselors

Sabrina’s 3-step system on how to begin making changes

  • Redefine your motivation: By doing this, you can identify what your value system is, and what your deeper passion or motivation is. This outlines which aspects of your day are non-negotiable and which things are just simply good or fun to do, and you can use this as a guide in making decisions and drawing up boundaries for the proper use of your time for your goals.
  • Build mental immunity: Building your mental immunity means being able to train your mind to move out of a place where you react, towards a place where you can calmly respond to situations around you.

When we build mental immunity, it’s not just about identifying what doesn’t work, it’s also about how to quickly pivot into a state of positivity, or at least a neutral state where we are no longer so hot-headed. (Sabrina)

It is the ability to calm your mind and it is exercised, like any other muscle, through repetition and making the right, or better, choices. The more you build mental immunity, the more you can recognize issues to solve instead of blaming yourself or others around you. By not maintaining mental immunity or strength, your thoughts run away with you and you can swing back and forth between negative attitudes.

  • Take micro-mental vacations: By taking these mini-vacations, you are able to boost your productivity and get out of a mental rut.

Without the right energy, productivity means nothing, because we can learn all these hacks and systems and then go back to the basics. But, if you’re already exhausted are you actually going to do the work to plan your day for the next? (Sabrina Runbeck)

The way to take micro-vacations is to be intentional, by allowing yourself to stop between clients to give yourself a mental boost. When you do not create space between clients or daily tasks, their burdens combine and become heavier and heavier throughout the day.

The same thing applies to bringing work home into your family. Be present when you arrive home or arrive at work to get your mind into, and afterward out of, the frame of mind you need to be in.

By taking a moment to do short breathing sessions, stretching exercises, practicing visualization, and focusing on one of your senses, you can give your mind a break and refresh your motivation for the next thing on the to-do list.

Do you feel overwhelmed?

Sabrina Runbeck discusses that most of the professionals that she counsels feel burnout or overwhelmed in their daily jobs or routines because they feel that they are underappreciated, or undervalued.

You can support yourself in this, and recognize your own successes too. Give yourself space and energy when you feel that you need it and try to minimize only seeking validation from the outside.

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Meet Whitney Owens

Photo of Christian therapist Whitney Owens. Whitney helps other christian counselors grow faith based private practices!Whitney is a licensed professional counselor and owns a growing group practice in Savannah, Georgia. Along with a wealth of experience managing a practice, she also has an extensive history working in a variety of clinical and religious settings, allowing her to specialize in consulting for faith-based practices and those wanting to connect with religious organizations.

Knowing the pains and difficulties surrounding building a private practice, she started this podcast to help clinicians start, grow, and scale a faith-based practice. She has learned how to start and grow a successful practice that adheres to her own faith and values. And as a private practice consultant, she has helped many clinicians do the same.

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