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)

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?

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]

The Little Word That Prevents Burnout [VIDEO]

https://youtu.be/uNoHUINQZxM Today I want to talk to you about the power of one little word to help you overcome burnout.  And that little word is… NO!  No.  It’s amazing how difficult it is for us to say “no.”  I know that when I was a little girl, “no” was equivalent to a four-letter word in … Continue reading The Little Word That Prevents Burnout [VIDEO]

What do you REALLY need to recover from burnout?

COVID-19 is real and has been affecting the way in which we work and live.  WFH (work from home) has changed our routines -- and is causing many of us to realize that our previous schedules were highly stressful. Perhaps during this time of remote working and WFH, we can take stock of how stressed … Continue reading What do you REALLY need to recover from burnout?

Burnout Recovery: The Potential Upside of Coronavirus Remote Work?

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?