Blogs tagged with "saying no":

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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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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Resentment: Relationship Poison (and Its Antidote)

Resentment: Relationship Poison (and Its Antidote)

Keith pulls into his driveway after a long day at work. A sense of dread and disappointment descends; his mother-in-law’s car is there. Again. For the third time this week. And it is only Wednesday. Anna overhears her boyfriend inviting 12 of his closest friends to come over for a few drinks and...

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How We Reject Ourselves

Life Lesson*: what looks like a desire to protect others from hurt is often a fear-based need to protect ourselves from rejection. I have lost count of the times clients have told me that they can’t speak their truth because to do so would mean hurting someone.  And I know that I used to tell myself...

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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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Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Must…

Last week I was in a session with a client who was telling me how she was going to go about applying for a promotion.  “I know I can do the job,” she explained to me. “Do you want to do the job?” I asked her. She looked a little surprised.  Then a little amused.  Then she laughed and...

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