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Burned Out? 4 Steps toward Refueling

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Guest post from Matt Soderstrum
(This post originally appeared at www.Mattsoderstrum.com. Reposted with his permission.)

3-29 Soderstrum RefuelAwhile ago, I was meeting with George (made up name). George came to me struggling with hope and purpose. He was unhappy in his job. He was having trouble sleeping. He had lost all sense of joy in his life. Frankly, George was frustrated with the direction of he was going. He felt he had more to offer the world than what he was currently doing.

After visiting with George and asking lots of questions, we came to the conclusion that one of the main reasons George was frustrated was due to him not taking care of himself. George was exhausted – his tank was empty. George wanted to make a contribution to the world and to make a difference in the lives of others, but he was not able to do that since he was not in a healthy place himself. He was living on fumes.

Perhaps you have been there. Maybe you are there now. I know I have been. Read the rest of this entry »

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Strategies to Prevent Burnout and Live Balanced Lives

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Untitled designMost of us are saturated with messages regarding the importance of eating “right” and exercising. Often these wellness messages come across as critical and judgmental, making us feel there is one more area of our lives overburdened with things we don’t have time to do. This can end up creating more stress instead of alleviating it! Read the rest of this entry »