We work on average 40 hours a week however there are individuals who exceed this amount averaging 50 plus hours a week. Research shows that burnout affects service professionals more and more.
According to The World Health Organisation burnout is an “occupational phenomenon”. On the 28th of May 2019 burnout was included by The World Health Organisation in the revision of The International Classification of Diseases. Although burnout is not classified as a medical condition it is nevertheless diagnosed officially as a non negligible condition, which results from chronic workplace stress.
I know that you are passionate about your work however you feel stressed out and overwhelmed by the demands it puts on you.
Enduring long working hours has the following consequences:
Do you find yourself entangled in too many things at once which stop you from seeing things clearly and advancing confidently?
Do you tend to worry and feel that you are not accomplishing much?
If so, in this blog article I am going to share with you one powerful way you can use today to keep the main thing the main thing and to advance with peace of mind.
Unfortunately common knowledge is not common practice. You might know that concentration is key to achieving your desired results however you still struggle. I want to remind you to:
As a creative focus is something I struggled with for many years until I wrote my first bestselling book YES! TO Love™ (click here to read the whole story).
The power of focus changed my results dramatically and here is how:
I used to be distracted by so many things and so many ways I could grow. As a result, I started different things that had my interest at the same time and...
The feeling of burnout expresses itself when you least expect it and knowing the signs leading to burnout is essential to avoid reaching that stage and to promote instead a healthy lifestyle.
Do you remember Beth's story? If you have not read her full story please click here.
In this blog article I share with you 8 signs that you might lead you to the road of burnout.
This means staying up very late more often than not and not allowing your body to rest. When you sleep your body goes through a healing process. Adequate sleep is beneficial for a healthy heart, immune system, alertness, concentration, libido and mood among others. Therefore, the better your quality of sleep the better you will feel. Sleep deprivation puts too much stress on your wellbeing.
Are you constantly on the move and unable to find the time to rest? For example, do you travel frequently for work? if so, how do you allow yourself to recoup...
"I was completely exhausted...": she said. "The doctor told me I had to stop work for 6 months and if I wanted to return to the same job it would have to be part-time."
"What happened Beth?": I asked.
"My doctor's diagnosis was burn out. I could not function any more. I had no energy, I was living like a zombie, I felt totally numb and empty, and I had lost touch with who I am," she replied.
As a mother of 2 children and Patrick's wife, Beth had given her whole self to her family. She was the epitome of love that gives: she dedicated her whole life to her children and her husband. However, she was consumed by too much doing and not enough being.
Beth had another problem, she was a people pleaser; she could not say "no" even when she felt like saying "no". She wanted to please everyone and to disappoint no-one. Whenever she put her heart into something she had to give 110%. Therefore, her perfectionism also meant that she could not say "no". Everything had to be perfect, she...