Blogs tagged with "overwhelm":

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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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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Why am I so tired when I am doing what I love?

Why am I so tired when I am doing what I love?

It’s very confusing. How can we, as coaches, have traded in the dead-end, soulless job to be doing work that we love, serving everyone else’s and our own higher good and still be feeling tired, overwhelmed, teary and sometimes downright homicidal? Over and over I see coaches who are feeling exhausted...

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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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How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything

If you are anything like me (and the rest of the world), you have a few little habits that are microscopic reflections of your way of being in the world more broadly. Perhaps more than a few… If you pick one – any one – smallish habit you will see how it is reflected in bigger ways in other parts...

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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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