Worn down? Burned out? It's probably time to let a few beastly burdens go.
On the other, more favorable side, "burning out," to me, suggests that you're on fire! And in that case, why would want your
The journey for every Alzheimer's caregiver is different, but it is always challenging. With this in mind, here are some of the most critical tips for Alzheimer's caregivers to remember as they take on the important, yet daunting task of being a caregiver.
True success is not about striving towards goals that are in the future but rather a state of being that you are embodying now!
I'm on a mission to tackle a list of 52 dreams and goals in 2016 -- one for each week of the year. Some will be fun, some will require hard work, some might not happen at all, and some will push me out of my comfort zone.
My advice to you is this: Don't wait until you reach your breaking point or there is a catastrophic event to start making bold choices about our life and the way you work. This is your work. This is your time.
There are a lot of us recovering achievement junkies out there in the world. Maybe you are one too? Here are a few of the signs that you are part of our club
In retrospect I see that I was a leader who had lost touch with what I most cared about. I was no longer in touch with the meaning my work had always provided me.
When one task gets crossed off of the list, three more show up. It is all part of growing your business, dreaming bigger and getting things done. We need to understand that there will never be a final line that we will cross before we are done and can take a break.
When my daughter was 14-months-old, her father left us, leaving me with a hefty mortgage, a physically taxing waitress job, a baby who clung to me all her waking hours, and a body, heart and mind that was steps away from a complete breakdown. My discomfort led to a moment of clarity: I could make a decision about how we wanted to live.
On the junk mail note: It might be worthwhile to carve out some time to do some weeding. Unsubscribe from newsletters you
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I believe that my wife can thrive -- and reach her maximum potential -- by attending the Thrive Third Metric event in NYC; and also reading your book on the subject. In fact, I am convinced that she is in dire need of understanding your Thrive Third Metric model.
After becoming "mentally, physically exhausted" in 2008, Ryan asked himself a tough question: "Do I want to be a fried, burnt
You've observed in yourself the signs of burnout first hand -- chronic exhaustion, irritability, not to mention the telltale arguments and feeling unable to rise to the occasion for work or personal obligations. Now what?
Are you mopey on Sunday nights because you dread going to work the next day? If you've lost the passion for your job and feel like you are in a professional rut, it's time to take stock and assess what you really want out of your career.
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How are you going to kick back this holiday to surge ahead? I hope you encounter the individuals and situations that support you.
Looking back, it's obvious that my lifestyle wasn't sustainable. But back then, I wore my workaholism like a badge of honor. The way I saw it, I had an awesome job and would work as hard as it took to do well. Instead, it was a classic case of burnout.
Let's just all work part-time. Midlifers have been caught in the vise grip of work, taking care of our kids, taking care of our parents and, on occasion, taking care of our much overdue need for a pedicure (but unfortunately, not so much this last one).