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Manage Mental Health to Ensure Your Organization Thrives

Manage Mental Health to Ensure Your Organization Thrives

Managing mental health is one of the most difficult struggles for workplaces, especially in 2021 after one of the most difficult years our country and our workplaces ever experienced.

Quarantining during Covid-19 caused rates of loneliness to rise. This caused more burnout and sadly, suicide. Being isolated was one of the biggest sources of mental health issues during Covid.

On top of all of that stress, overwork was another huge problem. One example was that of moms of school-aged children, who worked extra long hours, attempting to keep up with not only their own work but that of their children.

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Recruit an Accountability Partner to Banish Burnout

Recruit an Accountability Partner to Banish Burnout

CEO’s have mastermind advisory groups. Managers have other managers from which to seek advice. Do you take advantage of having an accountability buddy?

If you are part of a team you hopefully have people around you, at least virtually, with which to talk to about work projects. You might find support in a teammate, a friend, or a mentor.

During Covid most of the workforce was sent home to shelter in place. Gone were the casual conversations you had over the water cooler, talking about sports or your favorite book or Netflix series.

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Set Healthy Boundaries to Banish Burnout

Set Healthy Boundaries to Banish Burnout

Have you ever said yes to something you wish you had said no to, at work? Saying no at work seems overwhelming sometimes, but it doesn’t have to. It all depends on how you look at a situation and how you respond to it.  Setting healthy boundaries is about declaring for yourself what you will and won’t accept from other people. This could be tasks or projects or favors you are asked to do. For example, what if your boss comes to you with an exciting new project that you are truly interested in...

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Practice Self-Care  to Banish Burnout

Practice Self-Care to Banish Burnout

Self-care can encompass so many facets of our life. Self-care can refer to physical self-care like healthy eating, exercise, and sleep. It can also refer to mental self-care, which is equally if not more important than physical self-care. Mental self-care incorporates many different aspects from being kind to yourself, to seeking the help of a counselor or caring for yourself by practicing daily writing.  Why is self-care one of the most important parts of banishing burnout? Because physical...

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Unpack Your Emotional Baggage

Unpack Your Emotional Baggage

Many people come to work with unresolved emotional baggage. What does this mean and why is it important? Emotional baggage refers to an accumulation of old emotional hurts, wounds, or other feelings that stem from childhood or a previous job. When people hold on to these emotional burdens, it can intensely impact the way they behave and respond to stress in the current day. When you unpack your emotional baggage, you clear out the cobwebs of your memories and learn that a current situation has...

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Know Your Stress – Spin Your Stress

Know Your Stress – Spin Your Stress

Know Your Stress – Spin Your Stress is the second tool in my book, Banish Burnout Toolkit. This tool is important because while it is normal to have an emotional reaction to a stressor, it can cause problems if you let the stressful feelings get too intense or linger for too long.  There are two main types of stress reactions, referred to as cognitive distortions. Cognitive means the act of thinking or reasoning. Thus, cognitive distortions are essentially irrational, inaccurate, or false...

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Six Ways to Get Your Reactions to Stress Under Control

Six Ways to Get Your Reactions to Stress Under Control

This year more than any other we have learned that we are stressed beyond our limits. Stress was already becoming an issue with 66% of Americans approaching burnout, according to Gallup.1

Then to top things off the Corona Virus came tumbling down upon us to completely turn our world upside down. Company leaders suddenly had to respond as quickly as possible to this new government mandate called sheltering-in-place.

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What Does Sunlight Have to Do With Banishing Burnout?

What Does Sunlight Have to Do With Banishing Burnout?

Would it surprise you to learn that there are several very powerful impacts of spending time outdoors? Natural daylight impacts a variety of physical, mental, and emotional functions. Let’s remember that without the sun plant and animal life could not thrive. As you probably remember from early science classes the sun helps plants grow by providing energy for the process of photosynthesis to occur. Photosynthesis is the way plants convert sunlight, water, carbon dioxide, and minerals into...

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Janice Appears on CBS Evening News Pittsburgh

Janice Appears on CBS Evening News Pittsburgh

On April 6th Janice appeared on CBS Evening News Pittsburgh talking about how to overcome stress to prevent burnout. She shared her top tips for overcoming stressful feelings.
You can see whole interview here: https://youtu.be/juydAlwnFuo

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