It's easy to believe that burnout is something other people experience; we think to ourselves that it's the high flyers, the workaholics, but for me? Oh definitely can't be me. Learn to recognise the symptoms so you can stop burnout before it hits.
There's no doubt that life ebbs and flows, everybody has experienced the roller-coaster of what it means to be alive. When you're up, you feel untouchable, so far away from your problems. Yet for many who reach this point of happiness, there is a niggling worry. A worry that any minute things will crash.
Do you find yourself dreaming of being your own boss or starting up a side gig? For more and more people this is becoming a reality. Yet for others, starting a side hustle or a new hobby is just another dream. When clients come to me looking to start a new venture, I take them through a process. We begin by exploring what the possibilities are. They tell me they are looking for something creative. Something where they are in charge, where they are not answerable to someone else.
Here are the key signs that your career is becoming stagnant.
I often work with people who are struggling to ask for what they really want or don’t know how to get it. It's a common problem and often people don't realise why. This is because it’s not about whether or not you are a bad communicator, it's about learning to be an effective communicator.
As a career coach, I help a lot of job seekers find new employment or find meaning in their work. Here is my no.1 piece of advice.
How many times have you set yourself goals, only to return to them a while later and realise they are not achievable, or now is not the right time, or life just got in the way? We are often expected to have great visions of what we will achieve in our life or to have set ourselves goals, but the truth is that many of us struggle to know what those goals should even be or where their life is even going.
Recently I’ve been seeing a common pattern across my clients who have been unhappy at work. So I decided to do some research in to what causes the feelings they have been experience. The answer may surprise you. It’s learning the art of being a follower.
When we listen to that critical inner voice, it begins to have a huge impact on our health, relationships and quality of life. It can lead to debilitating feelings of anxiety and depression. The good news is, there are techniques you can implement to quieten that 'Inner Critic'.