Burnout and Your Love-Hate Relationship With Your Phone

And the energizing power of sunlight and fresh air

When you have the opportunity to ask some of the most interesting people in the world about their lives, sometimes the most fascinating answers come from the simplest questions. The Thrive Questionnaire is an ongoing series that gives an intimate look inside the lives of some of the world’s most successful people.

Thrive Global: What’s the first thing you do when you get out of bed?

Gina Hadley: Feed the cat and drink a huge glass of water. 

TG: What gives you energy?

GH: Sunlight and fresh air

TG: What’s your secret life hack?

GH: Caramelized onions 

TG: Name a book that changed your life.

GH: The Book and The Brotherhood by Iris Murdoch 

TG: Tell us about your relationship with your phone. Does it sleep with you?

GH: Kinda hate and love my phone at the same time. Takes me out of the moment but also allows me to work anywhere. I now turn it off at night and leave it in the kitchen.

TG: How do you deal with email?

GH: Try to check it once an hour when not at my desk- only deal w what is actionable

TG: You unexpectedly find 15 minutes in your day, what do you do with it?

GH: Take a walk

TG: When was the last time you felt burned out and why?

GH: Yesterday- too many nights out for work.

TG: When was the last time you felt you failed and how did you overcome it?

GH: Not a great first year in middle school for my son due to my schedule and work. Now taking time everyday to sit and look and homework and check in

TG: Share a quote that you love and that gives you strength or peace

GH: Let it be- Lennon and McCartney 

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