Holiday Stress: How NOT to Turn into a Burned Out Grinch! [VIDEO]

Did you ever notice that we look forward to the joy of the holidays...but then are too exhausted and stressed out to really enjoy the festivities?  WHY does this (always) seem to happen? In this video from my free eCourse, Destressing the Holidays:  How to Move From Bah Hum Bug to HoHoHo, I'll share the Top 5 holiday stressors:  … Continue reading Holiday Stress: How NOT to Turn into a Burned Out Grinch! [VIDEO]

Why I STOPPED Over-Promising During the Holidays

We all have expectations about the holidays...and often over-extend ourselves trying to meet them!  The result is holiday stress. “Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.” This quote by Denis Waitley, a well respected success coach and author, is not about winning and losing: it's about understanding our capabilities, time commitments, and resources so … Continue reading Why I STOPPED Over-Promising During the Holidays

Why I STOPPED Trying to “Do It All” During the Holidays

Does “having it all” necessarily mean “doing it all?” In today’s fast-paced, chaotic world, we’ve developed a strong tendency to “go for the gold” in everything that we do -- and we're under constant pressure to do so: It's not enough to have a "happy" holiday...it has to be an AWESOME holiday! It's not enough to … Continue reading Why I STOPPED Trying to “Do It All” During the Holidays

How to Avoid Holiday Stress

Remember how much fun the holidays used to be when you were a kid?  No responsibilities, no demands...just the focus on having fun. However, we all have too many responsibilities.  Everything has become "urgent."  We're so busy "doing" that we have lost sight of "being" and "living." But focusing on the urgent can take us … Continue reading How to Avoid Holiday Stress

Knowing Is Not Enough

On some level, we all know what we need to do in order to succeed.  We've taken the courses, attended the lectures, listened to the podcasts...but somehow we tend to stay "stuck." Creating the necessary changes in our lives requires the decision to make those changes.  That means pushing down our fears and deciding that we will … Continue reading Knowing Is Not Enough

Wasting Time on the Urgent…But Forgetting the Important [VIDEO]

"Busy-ness" occurs when we react to looming deadlines and crises around us.  The problem is that we often "forget" to take action on the things that are most important to us.  When we procrastinate, important tasks become urgent -- leading to unmet goals and burnout. This 12-minute video explores how procrastination takes us away from … Continue reading Wasting Time on the Urgent…But Forgetting the Important [VIDEO]

Why We Keep Asking Questions

Are we too focused on finding all the answers? As a researcher, I know that this is a controversial thought to express -- but (as every researcher knows) for every question that is answered, several more appear. Isn't this also true in our own lives?  We think we know all the answers...but then life throws … Continue reading Why We Keep Asking Questions

Why It’s Time to Put an End to “Busy-ness”

Is your business life burning you out – or is it the constant “busy-ness” that’s exhausting you? Is there REALLY a difference?! Simply stated, YES. There is a critical difference that is based on the priorities that you use to determine your daily activities. While it is noble, worthwhile, and even essential to actively participate … Continue reading Why It’s Time to Put an End to “Busy-ness”

We Are The Stuff on Which Our Minds Are Set

Throughout the ages, sages have advised us to monitor our thoughts -- because they determine what we do and how we respond, which in turn determines the life that we experience. So, what are YOU thinking about today? Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the President and CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc., an eLearning and … Continue reading We Are The Stuff on Which Our Minds Are Set

Who Needs Sleep? How Work Overload Burns Out Employees [VIDEO]

This is the final video in my 10-part series focusing on the 10 ways that organizations burn out employees.  I'll discuss how two types of work overload burn out employees -- plus the actions you can take now to prioritize projects and help employees create a better work-life balance. Dr. Geri Puleo, SPHR, is the … Continue reading Who Needs Sleep? How Work Overload Burns Out Employees [VIDEO]