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Burnout is common and affects adults between the ages of 25-44. For working moms, burnout can happen quickly with all of the demands at work and home.
There are ways to tip the balance back in your life and learn how to avoid burnout at work.
You first have to come to grips that you can’t be everything for everyone all of the time. Doing this requires a lot of time and energy to do it successfully.
How to avoid burnout at work
Start by filling your cup first and taking care of yourself first.
I know it sounds crazy and may even seem selfish. But it’s not.
It would be best if you had time dedicated to yourself so that you can take a minute to be mindful of where you are in life and what you want to do. Having time for introspection is critical.
By asking yourself, “where do I want to be” you can quickly see if what is going on currently in your life matches up with what you ultimately want.
Plus, you can quickly determine when opportunities arise if they serve the purpose of getting you to where you eventually want to be and do with your life.
You have to figure out where your passion is and say no to the things that are not your passion. The problem that many moms have is saying no.
We don’t say no because we don’t want to disappoint or displease someone. Are you going to continue to choose other’s happiness over yours?
Be smart and intentional on where you want to go in life. Be honest with yourself.
Where do you want to be in life, your career, with your family and relationships?
It is easy to wake up years from now and wonder what happened and who am I?
Having a hobby or activity that gives you an outlet outside of your career is essential as well. There is a proverb that says, all work, and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
It also makes it easy for moms to burnout. Having a hobby outside of your career will help combat burnout and help with overall wellness.
Take time to find your village. The beauty of this day and age is we don’t have to have a physical community within our neighborhood to have a village; we can find a village online.
There are so many Facebook groups that are specific and unique to different hobbies and professions that you can join.
Within the Facebook groups, you will find that your situation is not unusual because many people are dealing with the same thing as you and can relate to you.
Dr.Nicole Perrotte is a Hospitalist practicing in Atlanta, Georgia. She was born in Grenada and attended St. George’s University from which she obtained her Medical Degree. She pursued training in Internal Medicine at MCP Hahnemann University in Philadelphia.
Upon completing her training, Dr. Perrotte practiced traditional medicine for a few years before opting for the acute care of Hospital Medicine, which she has been practicing for over ten years.
During that time, she has been involved in many committees. One of her passions is quality improvement projects, and she has led and been involved in many quality initiatives. Also, she has been on the administrative side, as a medical director to lead a team and manage day-to-day operations.
She has been an Assistant Professor in the academic setting. She continued to do it all after starting a family and realized that being a “Super Mom” and doing it all was the impossible task and required some adjustment. An opportunity arose to attend a mindfulness course that paved the road to recovery.
This led to saying yes to entrepreneurship when the opportunity arose even though the timing not perfect. She has a travel agency, Nason Travel, and is now sharing her story to help others find themselves.
Links mentioned in this episode
- The Life Coach School – Brooke Castillo
- “Eat That Frog” Brian Tracey
- Nicole on Facebook
- Nicole on Linkedin
- Nason Travel – travel agency
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