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Break Free from Burnout

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While making an effort to be an involved adult is admirable, taking things too far is a recipe for burnout. You will hit the wall of exhaustion at some point...

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Break Free From Burnout

Women have more responsibilities today than ever. Keeping a full-time job, raising children, and managing household chores are just the tip of the iceberg.  Outside of the typical chores, you add on even more — leading PTA meetings, taking on a side job, and guiding that one friend who just can’t seem to get her life together. After all, you have to be busy at all times, right? The early bird gets the worm!  While making an effort to be an involved adult is admirable, taking things too far is a recipe for burnout. You will hit the wall of exhaustion at some point, and the dominoes you’ve laid out so carefully will begin to fall.  In this article, we’ll discuss burnout, its effects, and…

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How To Recognize and Handle Burnout 

What Is Burnout?   Burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion that comes from stress exposure (Schaufeli & Greenglass, 2001). Generally, the stress that leads to burnout is consistent and ongoing for an extended period. A single stressful event usually isn’t enough to cause burnout. When you are burned out you may feel constantly exhausted or anxious and on edge. You may feel irritable and angry. You may feel like you are living in a fog and unable to think clearly. You may be unable to relax or get to sleep.  Burnout Syndrome  Burnout syndrome was first formally defined in the 1970s to describe a collection of symptoms often seen in people working as medical professionals, teachers, social workers, and others in helping…

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Kakeibo: The Art of Financial Mindfulness

By Gina Messina, Ph.D. About a year ago, a friend introduced me to Kakeibo, the Japanese art of budgeting and applying mindfulness to our spending, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. You see, I am a major contributor to our consumeristic culture. I see something shiny and I think I have to have it. A friend jokes that she hates going shopping with me because I have to pick up and touch everything on the shelves (although I’ve eliminated that practice due to COVID!).  Like so many of us, I am easily persuaded by marketing tactics. Now that we so rarely spend cash, it feels like I can simply swipe a card, click a button, or use my fingerprint and suddenly I have a new…

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How to Prioritize Your Energy and Maintain Your Schedule

If you’re a woman who finds herself wishing for more hours in the day to get everything done that needs doing, you’re not alone. After all, women spend an average of 4.2 hours a day doing unpaid domestic work compared to 1.7 hours for men, according to the United Nations. It’s no wonder that so many ladies are looking for those elusive extra hours each day. While we can’t add hours to days, we can manage our energy. After all, life is often out of our control, and we must deal with unexpected circumstances at the drop of a hat. To prepare ourselves adequately for our days, both planned and unplanned, there are some things we can do to ensure we have the energy for…

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7 Tips to Help Working Moms Prioritize Our Health

Working moms need to prioritize our health. With many of us heading back to the office and yet another change to our routines is disrupting our lives, our overall wellbeing is suffering. Add balancing your job with motherhood — childcare, packing lunches, dishes, laundry, and more — it is critical that we make time for self-care and move our health to the top of our priority list. Many working moms avoid or even forget about self-care because they simply don’t have time for it. If this sounds familiar, stay tuned. These simple tips will allow you to put your health at the top of your to-do list without finding extra time for it. Why It’s Important for Working Moms to Prioritize Our Health Oftentimes, we…

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