Guidelines for Successful Risk Taking

Although risking is by definition uncertain, there are things that you can do and not do to help you become more successful at taking risks. Know the purpose of the risk. The amount of potential benefit should be considered in determining whether a risk is worth taking or not. You might be willing to take certain risks for a larger …

Preventing Burnout

No matter how high your risk, there are things you can do to prevent burnout from developing or tightening its hold. Consult with your physician regularly. Improve your emotional and social support system. A network of supportive friends and family can act as a buffer and prevent the burnout cycle from occurring. Develop new friendships based on mutual giving and …

Personality and Burnout

Some personality traits developed in childhood lead to burnout vulnerability. Performance orientation, conditional love, co-dependency patterns, rigid thinking, perfectionism, and lack of flexibility, are personality traits that are crucial factors in determining whether a person will burn out. Striving for goals that are not yours is a quick route to stress, anxiety and burnout. Many children grow up trying to …

Overcoming Stress, Anxiety and Burnout

Do you feel like you want to escape or run away? Do you dread going to work or facing the day after you wake up? Are you tired, drained and without enthusiasm? Do you frequently experience a sense of being invisible, perhaps feeling that you are unappreciated? Are you frequently angry and resentful?  Do you ever wonder how your life might …