Category «Avoid Burnout»

Where Are You Focusing Your Thoughts During The Coronavirus Quarantine?

I am grateful that there has been a slight shift in coronavirus pandemic coverage and mass media is now celebrating all essential workers and sharing more about coronavirus survivors and the good samaritans who are making a difference in their communities.  This pandemic has challenged our definitions of wealth, opportunity, and work/life balance. Although we …

Social Work Month Interview with Shante Johnson, MSW, Founder of Rising to Thrive, LLC

As a young girl, Shante Johnson wanted to be a fashion designer. During her high school years she decided to become a psychiatrist. She applied to Norfolk State University and started college as a psychology major. When she learned about the Interdisciplinary Studies major, she changed her major and decided to combine social work and …

Don’t Panic, Prepare and Practice Self-Care

Long before the global spread of COVID19, emergency preparedness, sustainability, and preventing the spread of germs were important to me. I may credit part of it to my natural (planner) personality and another part may be credited to my macro social work education. It’s possible that  the “want to be farm girl” in me also …

Want to Be Emotionally Resilient? Science Says Do This

Want to Be Emotionally Resilient? Science Says Do This Anyone can do it and it doesn’t cost a thing. Inc. | By Minda Zetlin Do you worry a lot? Sometimes over things you absolutely can’t control, so that worrying about them serves no practical purpose? Do you think you worry too much? Do you worry …

Burnout Runs Deeper Than “Too Much Work”

Burnout Runs Deeper Than “Too Much Work” Find synergy between mastery and belonging without sacrificing your autonomy. By Brad Stulberg Burnout — a state of physical and emotional exhaustion often followed by apathy and illness — is ubiquitous across industries. Physicians, businesspeople, artists, teachers, and athletes all have high rates of burnout. As a matter …

Can Employers Help Reduce Employee Burnout?

Burnout is state of mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion. Professional burnout rarely has one cause. Causes can include a heavy workload, mismanagement, conflict with colleagues, and lack of recognition or appreciation to name a few. Burn out can also be the result of a combination of workplace and personal stressors. Employee burnout can lead to …

September 11th and Self-Care

As a Human Services Professional, empathy is essential to success in my field. Being empathetic is when your heart goes out to someone else. Being an empath means that you can feel another person’s happiness or sadness in your own body. For better or worse, I am an empath in every sense of the word. Because of …

Do You Experience Sunday Night Blues?

What is your favorite day of the week?   Monday is not the answer for most people.  Mondays are not bad, but we associated Mondays with negative experiences. Social media memes notoriously help spread the idea that Mondays are horrible. It doesn’t have to be this way! Do you find yourself in a no-so-great mood at …

Unhappy Leaders Lead To Unhappy Employees

Nicki Sanders Leadership Consulting helps mid level women leaders develop the confidence, competence, and credibility to lead with authenticity and boldness. We are concerned with the whole woman including her personal development and experiences.   There are many reasons that a leader may be unhappy in general or unhappy at work, but it is worth mentioning …