Blogs tagged with "exhaustion":

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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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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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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I is for…

I The word ‘life’ has the letter I in the centre.  Which is exactly where we should be in our own lives. This does not come naturally to adult children, who tend to be what I call ‘others-centred’ – we put others at the centre of our lives and ourselves on the outside, looking in. Looking...

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The Spirit is Willing…..

I am tired.  The kind of happy, contented, feel-good tired that comes from coaching up a storm all day. When I first started coaching my plan for myself was to see 15 clients a week and run one weekend workshop a month.  I was quite put out when one of the coach trainers told me that I was being too...

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Finding Balance

Today was a personal maintenance day, with a facial and a haircut on the agenda. I was very interested when both my facial lady and my hairdresser asked me if I didn’t find my work as a coach rather draining.  They both told me that they find their work very tiring and need to consciously put up...

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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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