The Energizer

Resilient Insights for Work & Life

Tips for Relighting After Burnout: Energizing Self and Others

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer - Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Featured Image
The current environment brings additional stress to our homes and offices. You all probably know some of the symptoms.

Here are but a few. Check them off and then consider some actions.

Some Burnout Symptoms:

* Work leaves you physically and emotionally drained.

* You feel like you are accomplishing less and doing more.

* You put your work first but no one appreciates your efforts.

* You’ve lost your sense of humor and playfulness.

* You find yourself short-tempered and angry.

* You go on vacation but the feeling of overwhelm comes back immediately upon return. What can you do to gain a sense of control?

Consider just some of these options:

Hold certain times sacred. Mark off a period of time for yourself on your calendar and treat it with gold.

Learn to say “no” by creating realistic boundaries. Speak up when you are overwhelmed. Remember, no one but YOU knows what you really do in the course of a day. Establish limits that honor the needs of the people around you while preserving the integrity of what you can honestly do.

Create a workspace that nurtures your soul. Whether it’s filled with pictures of the grandkids or flowers from your garden, this space must speak of you.

Exercise to burn off stress.

Allow 15 minutes in the morning just for you. This is quiet time for centering, breathing, preparing for the day. You’ll be glad you did. Remember: you are the captain of your ship. Pay attention to the wind and waves.

© The Resiliency Group. Publication rights granted to all venues so long as article and by-line are reprinted intact and all links are made live.

Share This Post

Like this post? Please share it!

< Back to All Posts


Eileen McDargh Keynote Speaker Blog Author

About Eileen!

Since beginning her consulting and training practice in 1980, Eileen has become noted for her ability to speak the truth with clarity, wisdom, humor and compassion. Long-standing clients and repeat engagements attest to her commitment to make a difference in minds, hearts and spirits of organizations and individuals. She draws upon practical business know-how, life's experiences and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to the US Armed Forces, from health care associations to religious institutions. Executive Excellence magazine selected her as one of the top 100 thought leaders in leadership and among the top ten consultant providers of leadership development.

View all posts by Eileen

Subscribe to My Blog!

Like My Blog?

Please share it!

Recents Posts




Humor Sexual Harassment angels waiting Strangers Thanksgiving John Mattone Multi-tasking customer service Speaking Diversity Connection servant leadership Environtment Adaptability preresilience resilience stuck ecology Sheryl Sandberg women in leadership Trust Road Trip Human Interaction Disruption Branding Dogs Suddenly Single Gifts From The Mountain Survive Depression John Blumberg gratitude Back To School Married Divorce Option B Engaged Workers Learned Optimism Sleeping USAA Bill Treasurer Fun Work Environment Idea conscience Corporate Culture Tornadoes in Texas work life balance Yoga Reshaping the Brain Girls creativity The Last Jedi Climate Change Happiness Postive Work Environment Exercise Adam Grant Honoring Veterans Talk Ain't Cheap Book Boston Marathon Loneliness Twas The Night Before Christmas Change Marriage Labor Day Spirit Travel Burnout employee retention Arlington Cemetary Radical Resiliency Office Celebrations More Fun at Work Content Generation Positive Brain Repatterning Optimism Siblings teams Christmas Volunteer Your Resiliency GPS Deloitte Faith Memorial Day Bullying Vacation Persuasion Book Reviews Nursing Soft Skills holidays LGBTQ Play love Women employees Charity Walk For Hunger Guns Leadership Skills resiliency Napping WASP Laughter Relationships Politics Kindness Sustainability Networking Animals goals Building Resilience resilient organizations Intentions Words Children Education Stress Leaders Open Doors Book Superbowl cancer John Havlik Interview U.S.A.A. Art Loss Hurricane Irma Feedback Breath Social Media Sales Mother's Day Employee Attitude Family Humanity e-mail Breathe Conversation Energizing Henry VIII Energizing Others Motivating Others Seder Eve New Year resolutions Career Advice Mark Scharenbroich Jewish civil discourse resilient leaders Technology Writing Ownership Hurricane Harvey Spelling Bee Empathy St. Patrick's Day Ecotourism Energy earthquakes Alzheimer's Patriots Aging coaching Requisite Variety Disrupt Emotional Intelligence Communication Listening Voting Meetings Adventure