Posts Tagged: stress

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7 Non-Destructive Ways to Cope With Stress

Stress brings out the worst. Not just the worst behavior (such as being more irritable with others), but also the worst choices.

If I’m stressed, my first response is to reach for comfort food. Cookies, cake or chocolate, and the more, the better. This soothes in the moment, but I always regret it after the food …Continue Reading »

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How Lack of Boundaries Leads to Burnout

As a coach I work with a variety of leaders (from mid-level managers to high-ranking executives), helping them to reduce their stress, recover from burnout, improve work-life balance and operate more effectively.

Time after time, after I do a little digging, a core problem emerges. Their lack of boundaries with coworkers or clients is stealing prime …Continue Reading »

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3 Signs It’s Burnout and Not Just Stress

People toss around the word “burnout” a lot these days. Every time I speak about burnout to a group or at a conference, people come up to me wide-eyed afterward, saying, “This is what’s wrong with me! I just thought I was exhausted and stressed.” It’s my experience that many people walk around with clear symptoms …Continue Reading »

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Stressed Out? You May Be Too Conscientious

Conscientiousness increases your chances of success, but can leave you stressed and at risk of burnout.

“When your conscientiousness impels you to take on more than you can handle … you risk your physical health.”  –Susan Cain

 

Conscientiousness is Both a Strength and a Weakness

If you’re a conscientious person, you are “wishing to do what is right, especially to …Continue Reading »

Make Choices Today That Will Help You Thrive Tomorrow

Do you allow the most exhausted, tired, fed up version of yourself to make key day-to-day choices about how you live your life?

I did—for a long time.

What happens when you live that way is you end up feeling a lot better—in the moment. Over many, many different moments. This is natural and normal. It’s so very human …Continue Reading »

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