When Burnout Gets You: My Story

When Burnout Gets You: My Story

Burnout. We dread it. We work hard to create what we want, to smash goals, and become who want to be. But burnout can hit us. One day we are motivated and excited, the next we are in bed, sick, and unable to move from exhuastion.  

Now burnout doesn’t happen over night, even though it may feel like it. It is the compounded effect of how we are treating ourselves over weeks, months, and even years. Some of us think of burn out as the “I need a month long vacation,” type of feeling. Or the "I need to sleep for days" to recover from the amount of hours I have been putting in.

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The Power of Gratitude: 100 Things to Be Grateful For

The Power of Gratitude: 100 Things to Be Grateful For

Some days it is hard to see the silver lining, the little nugget of good, or even a reason to keep trucking a long. But, guess what? There is. Being able to see what you have and being grateful for it can lead to a change in mindset and a change in circumstances. When you have only time to pin point the good in your life you don't have time to sit in the bad and negative. 

Now I am not saying that you bury your head in the sand about the struggles, issues, and problems. But, when you tackle them, you do it with the perspective and mind set to know that there is still great things going on in your life and good opportunities ahead. Gratitude can help you see there is so much more out there, and you can continue to push, jump, struggle, and leap for it. 

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How To Manage Holiday Stress

How To Manage Holiday Stress

Already feeling the pressure and time restraints to find the perfect presents, make it to he holiday parties, clean, cook amazing holiday treats, and somehow still take care of yourself? The holidays can be extra exhausting with so many expectations of making things amazing and fun for everyone. Holiday stress is real and leads to freak outs over burnt cookies, tears over sold out gifts, and utter shame when forgetting to attend a holiday party. This time of year is supposed to bring family and friends together so we can cherish what is really important - each other. There are lots of ideas ahead on how to manage your holiday stress so that you can actually enjoy the holidays. 

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11 Ways to Center Yourself

11 Ways to Center Yourself

You know that feeling after a stressful meeting, before giving a speech or after a very long day at work when you want a drink or a whole cake. Have you ever tried centering yourself to relieve that excess energy or replenish it? I need to center myself when I take on too many tasks and begin to feel overwhelmed. But, centering yourself could be useful when you are just being reactive, consumed by negative self talk, or feeling distracted and unable to focus.  

Centering yourself can be a 5 minute task that requires little effort on your part. Gathering your thoughts and putting you back in step with clarity of your goals and true self. Taking a few moments to pause and reset. These exercises below are a good way to release energy that is building, bringing you back to the "center." Some ideas are about refocusing, while others are on releasing excess energy that is preventing the desired focus and clarity.  

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