A complete guide to conquering burnout, boosting your energy and reclaiming your life
Medical doctor and nutrition expert Amy Shah’s debut book, I'm So Effing Tired is set to launch on the 2nd of March, 2021. The book is an informative guide to conquering burnout and dealing with the stress of everyday life. Our current schedules demand us to be on our feet at all times and be constantly available to meet the needs of our clients, bosses, associates and more. This often leads to what is termed as a ‘burnout’, implying a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion caused due to excessive and prolonged stress. Burnouts are becoming increasingly common and most of us have felt it at some point, with chronic stress being manifested as unable to meet the incessant demands, feeling overwhelmed and emotionally drained. While a burnout is seemingly seen as a tipping point, the larger overarching characteristic of stress and overwork is witnessed in the small pockets of our daily life. Do you feel like you’re constantly tired, even if you got 8 hours of sleep? Do you feel stressed and anxious over the smallest of things? Do you feel like your days are shorter and you are incessantly working without a break? Chances are, you are feeling burnt out or are getting there. But don’t worry, you are not alone and there is a way to solve this.
The majority of millennials experience chronic stress and don’t have any semblance of a balanced life in their day-to-day routine. This affects and interferes with almost every aspect of their life, be it physical health, interpersonal relationships and even job performance. Hence, it is very important to learn how to deal with stress, anxiety and burnout mindfully and effectively.
Inspired by her personal journey, double board-certified medical doctor, Amy Shah writes about the correct way to reclaim your life by defeating lethargy and fatigue. She explains that the key is identifying and subsequently regulating a woman’s “energy trifecta”. This energy trifecta centers around the complex relationship between your gut, immune system and hormones. The idea is to maintain a well-functioning gut, balanced hormones and a healthy immune system. While there are multiple sources informing us about how to keep one of the three on track, Dr. Shah breaks down the maintenance process of all three simply and in-detail. She explains that diet (what you eat), circadian fasting (when you eat), stress reduction and adequate sleep are of primary importance. Expounding this importance, she asks her readers to indulge in a more nutritious diet without giving up on their cravings, practicing intermittent fasting, incorporating a strict 8-hour sleep schedule and practicing simple stress-busting exercises and activities to get a-hold of their anxiety. Explore information about how to go about all of this and more in the book, as Dr. Shah encourages you to lead a more energized life, regain all of your lost energy and live the life you want to live.
The book contains quizzes, facts, cheat-sheets and even a two-week meal plan to get you started. Dr. Shah intersperses her guidance and advice with her personal anecdotes and stories from her journey to make it a compelling and inspiring read. Drawing from the latest science-backed facts and myth-busters and integrating functional and traditional medicine practices, Dr. Shah has all the information you need to conquer your stress. I'm So Effing Tired is an informative and intriguing read if you are looking to transform your life for the better by implementing what you have learnt. If you feel like you too are constantly asking yourself this question, why am I so effing tired all the time, this book should be on your list of must-reads! Pre-order the book here.