Posts Tagged "burnout"

Reduce Stress and Operate at Peak Efficiency

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Reduce Stress and Operate at Peak Efficiency

For the past couple of days I have been writing about how ironic it is that helpers, people just like you who have dedicated themselves to helping others reduce their stress, reach their goals, and live lives filled with passion and purpose have lost those very qualities themselves. Yesterday you told me how you can sometime be overwhelmed by fun things that under normal circumstances you’d never consider to be stressful. I think you can see that it isn’t only what you do, but also how much you do that contributes to your stress. Finding that balance between what you do and how...

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What Does Helper Overload Feel like to You?

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What Does Helper Overload Feel like to You?

In an earlier post I wrote about it being ironic it is that helpers, people just like you who have dedicated themselves to helping others reduce their stress, reach their goals, and live lives filled with passion and purpose have lost those very qualities themselves. So many helpers I know are overwhelmed by too many demands and commitments and not enough time to meet them. I’ve found that most helpers express this overload in one of four ways. They tend to:   Feel overwhelmed with responsibilities and demands on their time that leave them little time for their own lives. Feel that...

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How do You Reduce Stress?

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How do You Reduce Stress?

Reduce, as a line of defense works by helping you find your optimal level of stimulating activities and demands (what some people incorrectly call stress or bad stress). Stimulating activities are fun things that you enjoy. Demands are things you must do such as clean the house, get your oil changed etc. They are not necessarily stressors, just demands on your time. Sometimes it isn’t what we do that causes stress, it is how much we take on that is the culprit. When you take on more than you can handle your brain tells your body, “I can’t cope with this.” As soon as this happens your brain...

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Helping the Helpers Reduce Their Stress

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Helping the Helpers Reduce Their Stress

Isn’t it ironic that helpers, people just like you who have dedicated themselves to helping others reduce their stress, reach their goals, and live lives filled with passion and purpose have lost those very qualities themselves? So many helpers I know are overwhelmed by too many demands and commitments and not enough time to meet them. You spend your days and nights seeing clients, attending meetings, writing reports, obtaining continuing education, volunteering to run committees and functions. You are continually on the go trying to balance the demands of being a helper, spouse,...

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