With the release of his new revised book, Square One: A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life, Dr Joseph Maroon has been busy with media interviews and book signings. This past week he was at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. Along with being the Senior VP of the Academy Dr Maroon also lectured on the topics of Medical Marijuana for Cancer and introduced the cutting edge technology of the Connectome. Many of the over 4,000 healthcare professionals also participated in a book signing for his Square One book.
Dr Maroon also was part of a discussion panel where he discussed the topic of Burnout. Below are a few of the topics Dr Maroon discusses from his book on this topic:
Burnout tends to come on gradually when some of the following warning signs crop up in your working life:
- – Your job regularly subjects you to stressful situations that appear unresolvable. Job stress is common, but I’m talking about uncommon, unrelenting stress that goes on for weeks or even months and seems to have no end in sight.
- – The work begins to feel meaningless. You used to know why you do what you do, but not anymore. More and more it feels like you’re on a treadmill and that the work has no purpose and changes nothing.
- – You’re putting in a Herculean effort for what feels like little reward or appreciation. You’re killing yourself with late hours and a heavy workload, but you get little acknowledgement. Nobody seems to care, and you’re sure not being offered a promotion.
- – You feel isolated in your work. It feels like you’re on your own without help, and none of your colleagues appear to understand what you do or how much you’re giving to the organization.
- – Work demands constantly intrude on your personal life. Even on vacation you’re the target of a regular barrage of calls, emails, text messages and videoconferences.
In the Square One book, Dr Maroon, provides numerous other examples of burnout and how to combat them.
Dr Maroon’s next book signing is scheduled at Barnes and Nobles Book Sellers in Jan 19 from 3-6 PM at Settler’s Ridge