Groupthink blindly walking off the edge Disgruntled and frustrated feelings arising from unmet expectations can lead to burnout. Life is funny. We all have great dreams about what we want to do and who we want to be. Many of us even create detailed plans to get us there. Far too often we set extremely … Continue reading Are Your “Should’s” and Expectations Leading to Burnout?
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
The coronavirus pandemic is a global threat to health, safety, and economic stability. In response, many countries have imposed "stay at home" mandates to enforce social distancing. Routines have often been smashed as eligible employees struggle with their new remote work arrangements. Those who are new to a remote work arrangement are often faced with … Continue reading Burnout Recovery: The Potential Upside of Coronavirus Remote Work?
If you have recently recognized that you are (unfortunately!) burned out AND you have begun to take proactive steps to recover (fortunately!), I have some advice: Be patient! You didn't burn out overnight -- it's usually at least 6 months to 2 years prior to a full-blown burnout -- so your recovery needs to be … Continue reading Recovering From Burnout? Be Patient! [VIDEO]
Are you feeling stressed out ...but don't know if you're burned out? In this 2-1/2 minute video short, you'll discover 5 common signs that you might be burning out AND get tips on how to overcome each. Dr. Geri Puleo is the President/CEO of Change Management Solutions, Inc. with a mission to eradicate workplace burnout … Continue reading 5 Ways to Tell If You’re Burned Out [VIDEO]
Last month I was thrilled to be part of an international online summit focusing on burnout in nurses. Even if you're not a nurse, the insights from the summit can help you avoid and overcome burnout. In this 30-minute interview, I discuss the workplace stressors that can lead to burnout. Thanks to the generosity of Ashild Tilrem … Continue reading How to Promote a Stress-Free Workplace [INTERVIEW]
Why do we tend to focus so much on arriving at the goal...but forget about the journey? Why is it so easy to quit moving forward after we've reached our destination? In other words, why do we STOP moving after a perceived "end point?" Nothing in life is static. We are constantly moving. The goal, … Continue reading Life Is Like Riding a Bicycle
I'm so pleased to share my recent interview on Carol Miltersteiner's Dutch podcast, The Better Achiever! In this 56-minute interview, I shared my own experience with burnout and how it has shaped my research and practice - plus I provided some insights into workplace stressors that lead to burnout. You can also listen to this … Continue reading The Truth About Workplace Burnout [INTERVIEW]
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
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”