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Tips for Relighting After Burnout: Energizing Self and Others

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer - Friday, May 09, 2014
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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.

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