Are you on the cusp of burning out? Do you feel constantly fatigued, emotional, and unable to function? How can you return to yourself after a burnout period?

In this podcast episode, Veronica Cisneros speaks with Mary Hyatt about how to recover from burnout and knowing the signs.

Meet Mary Hyatt

Mary Hyatt is a life and business mindset coach who specializes in helping high achieving female entrepreneurs move from living a life of burnout to a life where they are connected to their emotions, their body, and their spirit. She helps bring her 1 on 1 and group coaching clients back to their enoughness, wholeness, and femininity.

Mary is the host of the Living Fully Alive podcast that airs weekly where she dives deeper into mindset and helps her listeners learn to embody a life fully lived. She is also a Top Earner with doTERRA Essential Oils, helping teach women how to support their bodies and emotions holistically.

As a trained Hypnotherapist and Kundalini Yoga Instructor, Mary brings a level of consciousness and soul focused inner work to everything she does.

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In This Podcast


  • Burnout signs
  • How do you recover?
  • Practicing mindfulness and sincere self-care
  • The challenge of it all

Burnout signs


When we completely disassociate from our bodies and start ignoring our basic bodily functions and needs such as hunger, thirst, and fatigue. Ignoring these functions could mean you are on the cusp of burnout, and it leads to fatigue. This is also when some women start medicating with sugar, coffee, and wine to give themselves a boost because their bodies are too exhausted because they have ignored caring for them for so long.


PMS-type symptoms such as crying easily and easily aggravated. When all these emotions are let loose without any buffers the body and mind are depleted so you function in total reaction mode.

Manic nervous system

Low-grade anxiety, where you suffer from foggy brain and you start forgetting things you never used to, such as appointments in a day or where you put your keys and so forth. This manic ineffectiveness can also be seen in frantic yet incomplete thoughts that you bounce between, without completing things or seeing things through. This is the nervous system in survival mode, not in conscious control.

How do you recover?

It starts for me, from that place, of almost acknowledging that we have been operating out of a false belief that we have to do more in order to receive love.

First and foremost is to have and be compassionate towards yourself. There may be a belief that you need to hustle and that you need to always say ‘yes’ to everything and overextend yourself. Therefore, have compassion for yourself in this pattern in order to release it.

Having compassion gives you awareness of the part of you that is trying to constantly prove worthiness. This compassion helps detach you from the shame of burnout.

  • Allow yourself to check-in and be present in a moment with yourself. Sit in a quiet moment with your hand on your heart and be present with the emotions that come up from under the surface and sit with them, without judgment.
  • Asking yourself, in the moment of depletion, what do I need? It could be more sleep, some water, a walk outside. Break the momentum of the hustle to really check-in with your own needs, instead of constantly working to serve the needs of others first.

Slowing down and creating those mindful situations is the first step to breaking out of and soothing the burnout. The more you practice this, the more you are able to connect to your ‘higher self’, your most compassionate and intuitive self to take the wheel instead of the critic.

Practicing mindfulness and sincere self-care

Many people get caught up in the superficial idea that self-care is a bubble bath and lots of chocolate and getting your nails done. This could be a treat to yourself after a tough day, however:

… when we think about true self-care, taking care of our self, it really goes back to becoming an advocate for yourself.

  • One of the most powerful ways to practice true self-care is to create a moment of pause before we say yes to something, this is what it means to be an advocate for yourself, to put your own needs first too.

If your instinct is to say yes, creating a 24-hour pause can be incredibly powerful. It does take bravery, especially when you are in a habit of saying yes to everything as a method of serving people around you. But, by becoming an advocate for yourself, you give yourself the chance to check-in to see if this is something you really want to say yes to, or is this going to cause resentment, more drain? By giving yourself this buffer, you are working in your higher self.

The challenge of it all

This is challenging because you are coming up against what some people think of you, but by making use of the pause before you respond means that you also take your own opinion of yourself into consideration, and enables you to reset some boundaries around yourself.

  • People will be upset with you, and it is important to remember that their emotional reaction to your boundaries is not your responsibility. Most of the time people will get over their emotions and come to respect you holding that boundary.
  • Ask for what you need: If you ask for what you need, deeply, sometimes that person is not willing or able to meet that need but your power is to ask anyway because there is power in the ask.

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Meet Veronica Cisneros

Veronica Cisneros | Empowered And Unapologetic PodcastI’m a licensed therapist and women walk into my office every day stressed and disconnected. As a mom of three daughters, I want my girls to know who they are and feel confident about their future. I can’t think of a better way to help other women than by demonstrating an empowered and unapologetic life.

So I started  Empowered and Unapologetic to be a safe space for women to be vulnerable and change their lives for the better before she ever needs to see a therapist.

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