Stress

How Can I Recognize Burnout?

Is your schedule filled to overflowing?  Do you find yourself lecturing others about the need for a balanced life, only to spend your next 15 minutes speeding through the drive-thru with a cell phone in one hand and your To Do list in the other?

That’s what I call my own special brand of crazy.  

If you’re feeling the strain of attending to business, family, social, civic and religious activities, you could be experiencing burnout.  And if you’re a caregiver (for a child, a disabled loved one, a sick spouse, an elderly parent), you are even more susceptible to burnout.  Even those who care for others in their jobs (nurses, social workers) need to recognize that the overwhelmed feelings can soon lead to loss of productivity and even loss of personal health.

I found a great article online with easy-to-read information that will help caregivers recognize symptoms of burnout:

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/preventing-burnout.htm

Burnout really is different from just general stress.  

It’s important to know the signs so that you can avoid the very real risks.  If someone you know is facing burnout, I hope you’ll join my health and wellness newsletter for tips on living better every day.


5 Easy Steps to End Morning Madness

It was such an honor to be featured on Two Little Rippers this week sharing my expertise on ending the chaos that comes with mornings.  I share tips like:

1  - How to use music to get your gang out the door on time

2 - The single solution that ends most morning drama

3 - What you need to accomplish the night before in order to have a stress-free morning

Nobody likes to start their day on the wrong foot, feeling frazzled. But if you make a solid plan, allow yourself some margin, and make things fun you can end the morning madness in just a few easy steps.
— Celeste

Whew!  Mama, you've got a lot to do.  Try out our free Priorities Mini-Course to help you see the gaps in  your schedule where you can get more done.