Stressed? Anxious? Burned out?
You're not alone. The more complex our world becomes, the more stressed we get. Throw the words “debt ceiling” and “Congress” into the mix and we're absolutely bouncing off the walls.
Thankfully, says Peg Neuhauser, there are some things we can do to relieve the pressure.
A management consultant and president of PCN Associates, Neuhauser offered a tweet-friendly session during a recent conference that was jammed with bullet-point tips on avoiding burnout.
“But Bill,” you're saying, “we've heard this stuff a million times before. Why do we need to hear it again?”
The answer: Because we're still stressed. Let's pay attention this time and try to actually do some of this stuff.
In no particular order, here are Neuhauser's tips for avoiding burnout:
Neuhauser's point is this: We are in control of our moods, reactions and responses. It's all about choices. We can choose to be pleasant and ease our stress levels, or we can choose to be miserable and make things worse.
“Be the change you want to see in the world,” Mahatma Gandhi once said. Let's make the world pleasant by being pleasant.
What are your favorite burnout-avoidance tips?