Avoiding Burnout : Balance, Boundaries & Non-Negotiables
Over the past 18 months, I have been delivering a 90 minute online seminar on the topic of burnout. The feedback has blown me away, because what I present resonates with everyone, why? because we can and do burnout in different areas of our life.
I have been asked over and over to design a program to help guide individuals through this topic in a safe non-judgemental space, and so here it is.
I have experienced burnout many times in my life, and not only through work. I decided to look at the common denominator – me! And figure out what was the driving force behind this. This program is designed to guide you through tried and tested strategies I use, and have shared with my clients. This works! All you need to do is show up!
I know you’ll enjoy!
Avoiding Burnout is all about setting boundaries, and becoming clear on what your vision of a balanced lifestyle is. Boundaries are essential if we want to be both physically and emotionally healthy, and through this program, you will find that creating healthy boundaries is empowering. By recognizing the need to set and enforce limits, you protect your self-esteem, maintain self-respect, and enjoy healthy relationships.
Unhealthy boundaries cause emotional pain that can lead to dependency, depression, anxiety, and even stress-induced physical illness. A lack of boundaries is like leaving the door to your home unlocked: anyone, including unwelcome guests, can enter at will. On the other hand, having too rigid boundaries can lead to isolation, like living in a locked-up castle surrounded by a mote. No one can get in, and you can’t get out.
We can burnout in many areas of our life, work, home and our relationships. For many of us burnout does not always result from working “too hard”.
It is often created from our thoughts, which drive our behaviours. Burnout is a result of believing you are not good enough, you are not worthy, so you feel to need to work harder, you need to fix and you need to prioritise others over yourself.
Steps to avoid burnout :
Practice self-care and self-respect
Communicate your needs in a relationship
Make time and space for positive interactions
Do the following statements pertain to you? Answer true or false.
1. I lie about my feelings if the truth might upset someone.
2. I want people to sense it when I’ve hit my limit, without my having to say anything.
3. I go blank when asked what I want, like, or think.
4. My “to do” list includes things I don’t have to do, and things I don’t want to do.
If you have answered True to 1 or more of these you have a resistance to saying no, or prioritising your needs, which can ultimately lead to stress and burnout. Don’t worry, because this program is all about understanding and learning to be compassionate about why you do that, and learning to choose yourself. When you know more, we can start to understand our why, and choose in alignment with our values.
What to expect:
- What is burnout?
- Recognise the symptoms.
- Balance myth or reality?
- What does your current lifestyle look like?
- What is your belief around saying no?
- Looking back to look forward.
- Values & Beliefs
- Values & Decision Making
- Where are your values showing up currently?
- What sparks joy for you?
- What do we know so far?
- Weekly Challenge – The YES list
- Listen to you values
- How to say no
- Developing your no statements
- Dealing with the guilt
- When a boundary lapses
- What is stress and how does it manifest in your body?
- What is your stress response?
- Practice the Pause & Reset
- Mindset Mastery
- How to move forward
This program will meet you where you are at. It is designed to help you work through what is currently blocking you from thriving in your life. Through my work and personal experience, I have found the more time I spend trying to understand myself, the more I can love and be compassionate to myself. I can no longer unsee what I see when it comes to relationships or how people treat me. Not every boundary has to be expressed, sometimes saying nothing is a boundary in itself. This work is hugely rewarding which is why I am so excited to share this with you.
The program may shift to meet your needs. At times there may be a need to give a 2 week break in between sessions to allow for processing and taking action.
By the end of this program, you will:
- Understand your VALUES
- Have clearly defined NO STATEMENTS
- Learn tools to master your MINDSET
- Get in tune with your NEEDS
- AVOID BURNOUT