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Get back on track, a holistic approach to stress and burnout with Rikky So

I’m very excited to be joined today by Rikky So. Rikky is an accredited, practising dietitian, nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher. Rikky has a special interest in mental health and helps her clients who are struggling with stress and anxiety to experience better sleep, better mood and better focus. 

In this episode, Rikky and I are exploring how to get back on track with a holistic approach to stress and burnout. When we’re in the messy middle and our days are jam packed full of tasks and jobs that are demanding our time, we can start to become pushed towards burnout. 

Rikky is here to help! Her signature 12-week coaching program, Foggy to Focused, uses a holistic framework of mindfulness, movement, nutrition and sleep strategies to help high achieving professionals find calm, stress less and prevent burnout. Together, we explore how to prevent and bring yourself out of burnout with a roadmap to take care of your mental health every day. 

Burnout puts your brain under tremendous stress and can lead to serious physiological effects so it’s imperative that you take the time now to invest in your mind and body. After all, in 10 years you still want to be living a healthy and happy life with a business that lights you up. 

I know you’ll find so much value in Rikky’s advice and experience. You can take a look at her programs on her website to find out more and work with her to holistically feel incredible every day.

Topics We Covered:

[2:11]: Rikky defines burnout as getting headaches, dizziness, low energy and mood, disengaged and uninterested and constant stress, anxiety and overwhelm.

[3:31]: You can become disconnected from your body and you don’t notice burnout creeping up.

[4:14]: Pride in being busy can make us feel successful but it can lead us to sacrifice self care and push us further to burnout.

[5:18]: Resting is productive.

[6:56]: We start our businesses for flexibility and having time to do our own thing but we often end up having less time because we’re always working in the business.

[7:33]: #1 Acknowledge your stress state and if you’re experiencing burnout symptoms.

[8:12]: #2 Determine how you will practically manage burnout. Look at the 4 pillars of nutrition, movement, mindfulness, and sleep.

[10:56]: Tips for busy business owners - Look at why you’re not implementing these pillars and what’s holding you back. Find ways to have them fit in with your lifestyle.

[13:26]: The 4 pillars are interconnected so you need to look at each one holistically.

[15:51]: Stress and anxiety aren’t relieved with one yoga session. Rikky focuses on a sustainable business and, through her programs, she provides tools to help you to improve your mental health.

[16:46]: Burnout puts your brain under tremendous stress. Rikky explores the emotional and physiological effects of not looking after your stress and mental health.

[21:12]: What would you like to be doing in 10 years' time? What would you like your health to look like? Work backwards and start to focus on how you can keep up your health for longevity.

[23:19]: Rikky shares her programs and how she works with her clients. She provides a tailored approach and examines which area each client needs the most help.

[24:39]: Where to find Rikky.

[25:04]: Working with a supportive coach has helped Rikky amazingly in her business journey.

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About your host, Kristy

Hi, I'm Kristy, thank you for tuning in to the Run Your Business Like a Boss Podcast. My purpose for the podcast is to help Business Owner’s in the growth stage of business (messy middle) have a sustainable business, they love.


I’m an online business coach, based in Brisbane, Australia. I provide 1:1 business coaching, to Service Based Online Business Owner's and a group coaching program commencing in 2022. I believe whole heartedly that having a Business Coach is what gives you the competitive edge. As your coach I support you to overcome challenges quickly, uncover blindspots and make business decisions with confidence and clarity. All of which keeps you moving forward and maintaining momentum. 

As your Business Coach, my role is to help you organise and formulate your ideas, turn them into a goal and then into an actionable plan! All while meeting you where you're at and providing you relevant tools and support along the way.


Thank you for tuning in to the Run Your Business Like A Boss podcast!

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