Life Beyond Burnout
"When you burn both ends of a candle, it may produce twice as much light, but the candle burns out twice as fast,” writes Myron Rush in his book, Burnout. “People experiencing burnout suddenly discover that all of their mental, emotional and physical energies have been consumed." This was true for me. I managed my family of two teenagers and developed my company into a million dollar endeavor, yet felt like a walking dead person.
"I've fried my brain,” I said. “I'll never be the same." Yet I’m a grateful burnout survivor—along with others who have learned to stop burning the candle at both ends. How’d we do it?
This post is #4 in a four week blog series on BURNOUT.
I'm curious: Do you think that BURNOUT really happens? And who do you think tends to be susceptible?
(This blog series is adapted from a series of short online articles that I wrote for Genius Ave.)
8/12/2013 04:36:22 am
Such good stuff, Joan! A constant reminder to be vigilant to the causes and effects of burn-out :).
8/12/2013 08:35:20 am
Thank you, Tina! Life beyond burnout is possible. Such relief-producing lovely reality. Thanks for sharing that joy with me. :-)
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Joan C. Webb
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