How to Recover From Burnout By Rebalancing Your Life


By Dr. Mercola Burnout is becoming a more common problem in the United States and around the world. How can you avoid it or recover from it if you’ve already hit the proverbial wall? Dr. Joseph Maroon, a professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, has written a book that addresses these very questions. “Square One: A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life” grew out of his own struggles with burnout, setbacks and depression after he’d become a world-class neurosurgeon before the age of 40. “I’ve had rather impressive success [and] cataclysmic failure personally,” Maroon says. “I was intent on becoming the very best that I could in terms of my profession, neurosurgery. I worked extremely diligently. It became an all-encompassing pursuit for me in my life … with success, societal approval, writing papers, going to national meetings … Soon after becoming chief of neurosurgery at a major university hospital, I [crac
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