Tag Archives: burnout

Are You So Busy That Nothing Gets Done?

“Busy is a drug that a lot of people are addicted to.” Rob Bell Too Busy for Life? My next book is on women and overwhelm, and I find that in general, with the digital world being on 24/7, we … Continue reading

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Is Your Job Worth Your Life?

Is the Stress of Your Job Killing You? 80% of Americans are burnt-out and stress costs business $300 billion a year in missed work, low productivity and illness. For you, the key question is, “Is your job killing you?”  If you … Continue reading

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More Vacation Days = Better Productivity

Stress Tip: Take More Time Off At the company Red Frog, the CEO gives his employees unlimited time off.  That’s right- unlimited time off.  AnAnd it’s never abused or taken for granted.  Because more time off means greater productivity.  You … Continue reading

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Stress Express Tip: Sick Days Are Legitimate

My husband got a bad cold a while back, after working long hours and battling  substantial stress. In the last decade, he has very seldom taken a sick day. But twice, he went to work, came back and went to bed. He just … Continue reading

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Burnout Prevention Tip: Just Say No

An especially effective way to politely decline an invitation for leadership or board work is to say ” I only want to give you 100% effort and right now, I can’t do that with all my other commitments. Please ask me again next year and I can re-evaluate.” People appreciate your candor and would rather have you at your best. Continue reading

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#1 Stress Tip

According to a late 2008 report in Forbes, if you get less than 7 hours of sleep at night, you are at a “cognitive disadvantage;” your brain does not function properly. People who get less than 7 hours of sleep are three times more susceptible to colds and lack of sleep is a major cause of obesity and diabetes. Continue reading

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The Powerful Value of Naps

Are You Getting Enough Sleep? Most Americans are not.  In fact, 40% of the US population is sleep-deprived.  According to the World Health Organization, less than 7 hours a night is considered a carcinogen, cancer-causing agent.   If you get … Continue reading

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Are You Burnt-Out? The Top Ways to Find Out…

  One third of Americans say they are living with extreme stress.1 Career Builder.com says that 78% of all American workers feel burned out (not just stressed.) Nearly 80% of all doctor visits are stress-related and 43% of all adults have … Continue reading

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Manage Your Stress through Volunteering

One of the last things you might think of doing when you are very stressed is to take the time to help someone else. But it can truly be the best thing you can do. I know this from my … Continue reading

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Staying Healthy as a Way to Keep Fired Up!

Warren Whitlock, author of Twitter Revolution, wrote of my last post that he wanted more information about how to prevent illness. So for my friend Warren and the rest of my friends, new and old, here are some stress management … Continue reading

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