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Career Burnout: The Root Cause is Loss of Purpose

Jun 06, 2017 11:05AM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

Career burnout is characterized clinically by loss of passion, physical and emotional exhaustion, cynicism and detachment, and feelings of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment.

“Career burnout can lead to stress-related illnesses such as insomnia, anxiety, and ulcers,” says Dr. Romila Mushtaq, neurologist and mindful living expert. “The Center for Disease Control estimates that 80 percent of doctor’s office visits are due to stress-related illnesses.”

In her recent TEDx talk in Fargo, N.D., “The Powerful Secret of Your Breath,” Dr. Romie discusses the root cause of career burnout.

“Career burnout arises when our external world is not in alignment with our internal soul compass.  The way we find our life purpose is being aligned with our internal soul compass; this is the place within us where all the answers reside – some call it your intuition, your gut instinct, or your internal wisdom.”

Mindfulness, being fully present in the current moment, is as simple as one thing: breathing, Dr. Romie says.

“Being stuck in the past can lead to depression and a feeling of hopelessness.  And when we lose hope we cannot heal. When we are worried about the future, we fuel anxiety. Only in the present moment are we truly connected to our dreams and life purpose.”

Dr. Romie combines her expertise and professional experiences in neurology, mind-body medicine and meditation to help individual and corporate clients contend with their stress-infused lives. She teaches how to take mindfulness from the meditation mat into a mindful way of living – and breathing – to prevent or to heal from career burnout. She illuminates the medicine behind the mindfulness and how to connect to life purpose in her TEDx talk: “The Powerful Secret of Your Breath.” (Scan the QR code below into your smart phone to hear it.) 

 

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