Are you ruminating or is your mind spinning at bedtime? Are you working on weekends and through lunch? Are you drinking a lot, or fighting with your partner on a regular basis? If any of these sound familiar, you’ll want to pay close attention. They’re signs that you’re approaching burnout.
Power is hereditary, and so is the loss of power. Research shows that trauma is passed from one generation to another unless it is consciously addressed. That doesn’t just happen with trauma. It also occurs with the unreconciled stories of your life. You carry the spiritual and emotional inheritance of your parent’s unresolved issues until you make the conscious choice to put it down.
The endless to-do list. Pages and pages of information to read. Not enough hours in the day. Falling into bed exhausted each evening with plenty left undone. We say we’re in the churn, swamped, overloaded, or underwater. We wonder when it’s going to end!
Some people thrive in the face of difficult challenges, and others feel hopeless and shut down. The difference is in MINDSET. Research now shows that possessing a strategic mindset predicts goal achievement and success. Those who embrace challenges and grapple with failure have better outcomes than those who use avoidance when they start to struggle.
I was on a call with a dozen coaches a few weeks ago, discussing a situation in which a male manager of the team was having difficulty relating to how one of his female colleagues was feeling. A more traditional fellow, he appeared more comfortable with data and facts than with feelings.