Do you feel you have a lot on your plate and that you cannot keep your head above water? Do you find that balancing your family’s needs, your personal needs and your employer’s needs can be a bit overwhelming? Sometimes we go to work because we love what we do and enjoy using our skills to help our company grow. Sometimes we go to work because it gives us a break from the stresses at home. And, sometimes we go to work and struggle to keep it all together. The demands of our employer, our peers and customers can be pretty intense and if we are struggling with boundaries and self care we can become overwhelmed and frustrated and this could lead to burn out.
Some strategies to help with this are:
Take a lap around the building for a brief 5 minute walk.
Take a deep breath in, hold it and slowly let it out. Breathe out as if you are blowing the fluffy seeds of a dandelion. Do this several times.
Take a break and use that time to listen to your favorite song
Make a list of 10 things you are grateful for today
Take five minutes to focus on things you can touch, things you can see and things hear
Irene Little, PsyD., MS, MA, LMFT-S, LCDC, ICADC, ADCIII, MAC, CCC-SLP
Access Counseling Group,
4280 Main Street, Ste. 300
Frisco, Texas 75033