Blogs tagged with "energy":

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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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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Sunday Night Blues

Sunday Night Blues

You’ve had a wonderful holiday. Resting, relaxing and being in the moment. No worrying about the report that is due, the presentation you need to make at the next meeting, the conversation with your hated boss/client/colleague that you have to have. No work worries at all. But, now, the party is...

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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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Why Don’t We Pay More Attention to Ourselves?

Why Don’t We Pay More Attention to Ourselves?

Last week I gave a free continuing education phone seminar for coaches. The topic was “Understanding and Preventing Compassion Fatigue for Coaches”. Having been on the receiving end of compassion fatigue more than a couple of times, and having witnessed and coached a not inconsiderable number...

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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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Eight Ways to Regain Control

Eight Ways to Regain Control

Local and global events have been unsettling and even alarming of late. There is so much that is unpredictable, and out of our control. Rather than allowing that which we can’t change to destabilise us, now is the time to turn our attention to what we can influence and control; our own habits, choices...

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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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Nurture Yourself in Nature

Nurture Yourself in Nature

What is free, easily accessible and good for your health? Depending on who you are and where you live, you may be thinking: oxygen, wifi, water, sex, happiness, laughter… All of which may be true, but the answer I am looking for is: Nature. Albert Einstein (who was, as we know, a genius)...

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The Truth About To-Do Lists

Every morning I write a to-do list. My daily goals are well-intentioned and, even though they may be ambitious (I am an adult child after all), seem perfectly feasible and reasonable at the start of the new day. But as the day progresses I start to run out of steam. What seemed so achievable in the...

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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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Tyred Out

I have had a slow puncture in one of the wheels on my car for some time now.  It started with a 4 inch nail piercing my tyre while I was driving to the airport at 4am in December.  The nice men at the service station kindly patched the wheel up and sent me on my way, but the leak has been getting progressively...

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Regaining and Maintaining Your Energy After Burnout

It is halfway through the year already and it is time to take stock of energy levels.  Here is a quick quiz to help you assess if you have - or are approaching - burnout: Are you beginning to resent your family, friends and/or co-workers because you feel that you look after everyone else and don't...

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