3 Signs That You're Approaching Burnout

Stress affects 83% of US workers, with just under half feeling that employers do not care about their work-life balance. Some stress is normal, but when it develops into further issues such as depression and burnout, it can be problematic.

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Jennifer Madsen is an experienced freelance writer with a background in health and wellness. When not working she loves to travel and especially enjoys lakeside and seaside locations.

 

The Importance of Self Care - A Cautionary Travel Tale

When I left China in 2008, I was dealing with very severe emotional burnout and compassion fatigue.

Instead of taking time for myself to recharge, I went deeper and deeper into the projects I was involved with. Instead of giving myself enough time to sleep or eat or even emotionally process things- I just kept on going.

Hoping I could be everything to everyone, I tried to solve everyone’s problems except my own. I didn’t realize how mentally unstable I had become.

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Nora Livingstone is the Co-Founder and CEO of Animal Experience International, a B Corp that matches animal lovers with beneficial and adventurous volunteer experiences around the world. She has volunteered with animals in more than 25 countries, including Croatia, Mongolia, Sierra Leone, and Guatemala. Nora holds a double major from Trent University in Environmental Studies and Cultural Anthropology and holds internationally recognized certifications for guiding, leadership, crisis intervention, and deployment during natural disasters. She carries a tiny plastic horse and stuffed mouse with her every time she travels.
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Exhausted man rubs his face with his hands
11/09/2020
Stress affects 83% of US workers, with just under half feeling that employers do not care about their work-life balance. Some stress is normal, but when it develops into further issues such as... read more
Woman with face tied in string, yelling.
01/28/2020
When I left China in 2008, I was dealing with very severe emotional burnout and compassion fatigue. Instead of taking time for myself to recharge, I went deeper and deeper into the projects I was... read more
Exhausted man rubs his face with his hands
11/09/2020
Stress affects 83% of US workers, with just under half feeling that employers do not care about their work-life balance. Some stress is normal, but when it develops into further issues such as... read more
Woman with face tied in string, yelling.
01/28/2020
When I left China in 2008, I was dealing with very severe emotional burnout and compassion fatigue. Instead of taking time for myself to recharge, I went deeper and deeper into the projects I was... read more