My Burnout Thing TV

Adriana Huffington is a very busy woman. Or so you would think… Adriana is best known as co-founder of the news website The Huffington Post. A popular conservative commentator in the mid-1990s, she switched to liberalism in the late 1990s. She is the ex-wife of former Republican congressman Michael Huffington. In 2003, Adriana ran as [...]

Watching my friend lose self-confidence

Watching my friend lose self-confidence recently became a light bulb moment for me. Debbie (not her real name) was exhausted. I would have to say that she was on the verge of burnout, if not already there. She has been pushing herself hard at work (ironically, in healthcare) – and helping others for free.  I [...]

Burnout recovery tip 2: The nothing

As mentioned in my '13 things' towards recovery from burnout, napping is one thing, just lying down is quite another.  In the last post (Burnout recovery tip 1: The Helen Keller Approach) we talked about stripping back stimuli to give your senses a rest. This means going somewhere quiet for a little lie down. No books, no TV, [...]

The great napping debate

'To nap or not to nap – that is the question'. Well, for some. Not for me – as my previous post: 'Secret confessions from my napping diary' yelled from the rooftops…and then left to lie down. I appreciate that there are some in our community who feel they are unable to nap. Meanwhile there [...]

Confessions from my napping diary

To some, napping during the day may seem like a luxury. Not for me. Napping is a core survival tool. It's more important than email and my iphone. Quite a claim, I know. But there you have it.  Napping has always been vital for petit moi, even before the chronic fatiguey burnout thing…    A [...]