Why Stressed Out Is NOT Burned Out (but it should be taken as a warning sign)

Stress in red with blurred words The pandemic introduced burnout into our common lexicon. Burnout was rarely talked about openly before the Covid pandemic.  After the pandemic, people began using the term “burnout” to describe everything from too many Zoom meetings to too little time spent with colleagues.  The drastic changes in lifestyle demanded by … Continue reading Why Stressed Out Is NOT Burned Out (but it should be taken as a warning sign)

How I Use Priorities to Avoid Burnout (and you can, too!) 

Priorities itemized on a grid Avoiding burnout requires living life by YOUR priorities by maintaining supportive boundaries.  However, figuring out what YOUR specific boundaries are…well, that’s the hard part.  Let’s start off with really understanding what constitutes a “boundary”:  It’s a clear indication of where one thing ends and another begins It’s a dividing line … Continue reading How I Use Priorities to Avoid Burnout (and you can, too!) 

The Stealthy Downward Spiral to Burnout

Ninja Burnout behaves like a ninja:  it relies on stealth to pull its victims far along the downward spiral before they are even aware of what’s happening.  I’m not kidding.  Based on decades of intensive research into the burnout experience, none of the people whom I interviewed believed that it was one singular event that … Continue reading The Stealthy Downward Spiral to Burnout

The Biggest Challenge in Burnout Recovery

Sign - challenges ahead Burnout is used to describe everything nowadays:  from too many Zoom meetings…to work-life imbalance…too the need for a good, long sleep.  The good news is that these scenarios in and of themselves do not necessarily mean that you’re burned out.  REAL burnout is something much more profound and intense.  According to … Continue reading The Biggest Challenge in Burnout Recovery

The First Step to Take If You’re Burning Out

Baby steps walking away As an expert in workplace burnout, I’m often asked:  “What should I do when I realize I’m burned out?”  First of all, let me congratulate you on recognizing that you ARE burned out!  I’m not being flippant.  Denial is one of the key characteristics of the downward spiral to burnout.  So … Continue reading The First Step to Take If You’re Burning Out

Is job burnout real?

https://youtu.be/j2pjj7ink3w Many people believe that the frustration, anger, apathy, exhaustion, and cynicism that they are experiencing is "just stress." Instead, I believe that they're burning out. It is my mission to educate organizational leaders and employees that yes, job burnout IS real and it's definitely not in your imagination! When you're burned out, the emotional, … Continue reading Is job burnout real?

How do I know if I’m near burnout?

https://youtu.be/L8HkS4fkj8s Burnout is the dirty little secret in modern society – so the initial symptoms are often overlooked, ignored, or rationalized away. Based on my research, I’ve found that there are some common warning signs that must be addressed in order to avoid a full burnout. In 70 seconds, you can find out if YOU … Continue reading How do I know if I’m near burnout?

How to Manage Stress and Avoid Burnout

https://videopress.com/v/meh7LYNq?preloadContent=metadata An on-demand course to help you avoid and overcome burnout Burnout seems to be everywhere. More and more people are burning out from the stresses of their jobs, personal lives, and the on-going pandemic. While it's easy to burn out, it's very difficult to fully recover. But how do you know if you're burned … Continue reading How to Manage Stress and Avoid Burnout

Burning Out Again? Here’s Why [VIDEO]

https://youtu.be/m52zaXaV-O0 Residual burnout is the boomerang effect that keeps on giving We all know that burnout is prevalent - in fact, it might even be more widespread as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But, as many people who have experienced burnout will attest, recovering from burnout does not make you immune to a future … Continue reading Burning Out Again? Here’s Why [VIDEO]

New year, new job? Don’t let stress sabotage your job search [VIDEO]

https://youtu.be/ITKDnOr0he8 Dr. Geri Puleo's tips to manage stress during a job search Job searches are stressful - but being stressed out can sabotage your job search! And if you're leaving your job because you're burned out, then it is very likely that this stress will carry over into finding opportunities and selling yourself in the … Continue reading New year, new job? Don’t let stress sabotage your job search [VIDEO]