Kick the cycle of burnout with a coach! 

 November 13, 2023

By  fouts

Burnout – it’s a word that resonates with many of us, especially in today’s fast-paced corporate world. We often don’t realize we’re burned out until we’re “crispy around the edges,” and by then, it may already be too late. Why wait until someone on the team, a boss, or a client calls you out on it? Taking action sooner can help you accomplish your tasks with far less agony.

Recognizing Burnout
Burnout can sneak up on all of us, even the most dedicated and passionate professionals. When we’re sure we’ve got a handle on everything we miss the subtle signs – increased irritability, fatigue, a sense of disillusionment with your work, and difficulty focusing. These symptoms can escalate until they impact not only your professional life but your personal well-being. The reality is that many of us push through these early warning signs, thinking it’s just part of the job. Recognizing burnout is the first step to reclaiming your life and career.

Why do I need a coach?
Working with a coach can offer a lifeline to awareness of the sources and opportunities to squelch burnout. It can be your key to a happier, more resilient life and work, using tools like resilience, self-compassion, and mindful awareness for long-term success.

Your coach is a powerful ally who helps you identify and address burnout in a supportive and constructive way. It’s like having a trusted friend by your side, guiding you towards a happier and more balanced life. What if you could get a fresh eye on what’s going on and insight into the cause and effect of burnout on your life? Wouldn’t that help you deal with the issues more rationally?

Uncovering the Source
We don’t always see the real source of burnout because we’re just too deep in it. Is it unrealistic work expectations, poor work-life boundaries, or a lack of fulfillment in your role? Together, we navigate these questions, shining a light on the root causes. This process alone can be incredibly liberating, as it provides clarity and empowers you to take control of your circumstances.

Building Resilience
Getting off the burnout train empowers you to have more resilience – the ability to bounce back from challenges and setbacks. Resilience is not just about enduring difficulties; it’s about thriving in the face of adversity. You really can develop the resilience you need to navigate the corporate world without getting trapped in burnout. Stuff like setting realistic goals, creating boundaries, and learning how to manage stress effectively.

Are you your harshest critic?
When we’re under pressure to perform we may see that we are pushing ourselves relentlessly to meet unrealistic standards. A little self-compassion teaches you to treat yourself with kindness and understanding. To see what is actually realistic, and what needs a bit of tweaking to break the cycle of self-criticism and burnout.

Mindful Awareness
Mindful awareness is the practice of staying present and fully engaged in the moment. It’s a skill that can help you recognize the early signs of burnout and take proactive steps to prevent it. Coaching with me will introduce you to simple mindfulness techniques that enhance your self-awareness and reduce stress. You’ll be better at making conscious choices about your work and life, ensuring that you don’t fall into the burnout trap.

Long-Term Success
Beating burnout through coaching isn’t a quick fix; it’s about securing long-term success and happiness. Coaching equips you with the skills and mindset needed to thrive in your career while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. It’s an investment in your well-being that pays dividends over the years.

Here’s the thing
Burnout is a pervasive issue and we don’t always see it in ourselves until it’s too late. Working with a good coach can help you get perspective and take proactive steps to uncover its source, and build resilience. When we can bring self-compassion and mindful awareness to the game we are better prepared!

Don’t wait until burnout takes its toll on your life and work. Let’s talk about how we can work together to reduce the effects of burnout and feel good about feeling good about your life and work!

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