Here's how to put a recovery plan in place to allay the daily, weekly, and monthly wear and tear that leads to burnout.
Does your work fill you with a sense of meaning and purpose? Do you love what you do so much, you actually find it hard to switch off? Do you ever worry -- just a little -- that the positive difference you're making through your work is starting to consume you?
Creating boundaries at work can be tricky but it all starts with a little courage and some effective communication. Don't attempt to set all your boundaries at once. Just take it one conversation at a time and practice identifying, asking for and sticking to your boundaries.
Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.
If you're waiting for your next big vacation to truly de-stress, you may be putting yourself at risk for burnout. Here in the U.S., we don't even guarantee paid time off for all, making us the only advanced country leaving our workers with zero time to regroup.
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
We’ve all been there. You sit down at your desk, intending to be productive, but you just … can’t. You look over your to
Coming from a family of lawyers, Kate Gilman's path had always been a clear one: She would power through college and law
We've launched a dedicated section on The Huffington Post, ReWork: Rethinking Work and Well-being. Here you'll find success stories, news about what's working, innovative programs, case studies and the latest data about the many positive business effects of well-being and sustainable work practices. Since our workplace culture is driving so much of the epidemic of stress we all feel overwhelmed by, it's going to be our workplaces that will accelerate the changes already underway. More and more people are realizing that they don't have to put their humanity on hold when they leave for work, that they're more than their résumés and that a sense of well-being and success doesn't have to come at the cost of burnout. And more and more companies are realizing that investing in their employees' well-being is also good for business.
Professional achievements still mean a lot to me. Success, however, is in the process of being re-defined. Prioritizing my well-being is the lesson I'll be learning for the rest of my life. After all, what is success worth if we're not fully present to enjoy it?
Similarly, Gropple refers to employees today as living in a linear world at “a non-stop pace and go-go mentality where we
If you are like me, you probably find yourself multitasking more, yet feeling like it really isn’t benefiting you. As a society
Some simple steps to take to reclaim your time and energy include setting limits to how long you spend reading and answering email each day. It's also okay to say "no" when others ask too much of your time.