Blogs tagged with "burnout recovery":

How to Stay Sane in a World Gone Mad: 6 Ideas to Help You Stay Hopeful

How to Stay Sane in a World Gone Mad: 6 Ideas to Help You Stay Hopeful

I have started avoiding the news – in any and all forms. Things are so bad out there that it all feels too overwhelming. And, still, the horrors manage to filter through my defenses. Everywhere there is justified outrage about our incompetent-at-best and pathological-at-worst leaders, horror at...

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Rebuild Your Resilience to Recover from Burnout

Rebuild Your Resilience to Recover from Burnout

Have you ever found yourself saying, “if one more person asks me to do something I might crack”? Felt as though you are stretched so far that you fear you might snap? Had a to-do list that took on a life of its own, with each item you tick off being replaced by three or four more? All of...

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Burnout Makes Us Feel Hapless, Hopeless and Helpless

Burnout Makes Us Feel Hapless, Hopeless and Helpless

We all have moments in our lives when we feel a little at sea and as though we have lost our way. When we feel as though we are bobbing around; isolated, lonely and afraid. When we question many of our life choices: work, love, friendships… Like a boat in a storm. We don’t know where we are going...

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Think Less, Feel More

Think Less, Feel More

Have you ever had a time when you just knew something you were doing or thinking about doing was a bad idea, but you went ahead and did it anyway? Most of us have. Not just one time, but many times. We talk ourselves into things that we don’t want to do. We tell ourselves that we should do it...

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Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Do for Yourself Is Nothing

Sometimes the Best Thing You Can Do for Yourself Is Nothing

You know that feeling of overwhelm? Of having so much to do that you don’t know where to start? Of realising that it is June already, even though it feels like January has just started? That “there’s-too-much-to-do-and-not-enough-time-to-do-it-in-and-I-have-to-do-more-be-more-say-more-earn-more-play-more-love-more-laugh-more-exercise-more-lose-more-weight-eat-fewer-carbs-and-still-be-happy”...

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Is Your Relationship Burning Out?

Is Your Relationship Burning Out?

Relationships, just like people, are living, breathing entities and are therefore vulnerable to the same complexities and challenges that individuals experience. Burnout is a modern condition that is increasingly prevalent amongst people and relationships – not just romantic relationships (although...

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Express Yourself

Express Yourself

Burnout is a horrible, debilitating condition that we need to understand better so we can manage and prevent it better. Not just the physical manifestations of it, but the thoughts, beliefs and behaviours that give rise to it. I am often asked why people get burnout. There are countless factors that...

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Burnout: A Dying of Your Light

Burnout: A Dying of Your Light

You know that feeling when you wake up and it feels like you haven’t had enough sleep – no matter how many hours ago you went to bed? Or that experience of being less articulate than usual: you know that you know the words you are looking for but you just can’t seem to find them? Or that...

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Don’t Forget to Remember Yourself

How many times have you got into bed at night and remembered that you forgot to do something you promised yourself that morning? Many of us spend all of our waking moments thinking about others, listening to others and doing things for others. It is often only in the calm and quiet that descends when...

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Don’t Let Burnout Run Away with You

A couple of weeks ago I was a guest on a radio show. We were talking about Burnout. I have stopped being amazed by the number of people who listen to and call in on late night radio (I was on from 10 – 11pm) so the constant stream of calls and text messages did not surprise me, although I was a...

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O is for…

...Others-centred The opposite of self-centred, when we are others-centred we put everybody else first and ourselves last.  We do what others expect of us  - or what we think others expect of us.  We feel responsible for others.  We consider others before we consider ourselves. It is exhausting...

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Re-entry Issues and Burnout

I truly believe that burnout is verging on epidemic proportions and is under-recognised as the scourge that it is. I will get off my soap box for now (I have developed a 6 week burnout recovery self-study programme in case you are interested in finding out more about how to regain and maintain your own...

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Pick Yourself Up

I am a little preoccupied with the notion of burnout at the moment. Possibly because so many of my clients seem to be in its grip. Possibly because I see a direct correlation between being an adult child and being prone to burnout. Possibly because I seem to be flirting with burnout again. Probably...

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Adult Children and Burnout

I spent most of March resting.  I was supposed to go to America but was grounded by my ear (please see previous blog post!). I found myself at home with nearly three weeks blocked out of my diary. For about three seconds I considered filling the time with work and then I was overwhelmed by a need...

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