Archives for June, 2012
Burn-out \ˈbərn-ˌau̇t\ : exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration. Feeling exhausted? Numb? Helpless? It may not just be from the end of a long school year or stress on the job, you might actually be suffering from a case of burnout.
3 dimensions of burnoutMost of the research on burnout has been in the domain of work, but burnout can occur in just about any area of our lives. The leading researcher in the field, Berkeley professor Christina Maslach, has defined three dimensions of burnout:
Be clear about your goal but be flexible about the process of achieving it. – Brian Tracy The more I study the research about resilience, the more I see the topic of flexibility arise. In a literal sense, you can see how flexibility is important to bouncing back: a stiff board will not resume its shape once it is warped or stretched in some way, but a piece of rubber will. In the same way, flexibility is essential to your ability to bounce back in life. Why? Here are a few reasons: