Burnout is a REAL thing in any form in your life. When you read that headline, does it feel like I am speaking directly to you or to your employees? For me, it feels so real. I’m not necessarily speaking from personal experience right now, but from the perspective of recent observation of others.
Let me frame it in the sense of a post-pandemic mind set – people are tired. They are tired of working or they are tired of not working. People are tired of homeschooling or they are tired of working from home. Shall I go on?? Either way, burnout is a real problem. I recently heard the godfather of leadership, John Maxwell, podcast about how to successfully solve problems. For the purpose of this blog post, I’d like to use his 7 “R” solutions to help solve our burnout!
After reading these 7 solutions do you feel better about managing your burnout? Do you feel better about coaching someone else about managing their burnout? If you don’t, you might need a vacation! I say that in jest because really and truly you may just need a break. I am going to go ahead and add an 8th solution – Reset yourself.
Remember my previous blog post about space and grace? Please take it to heart and give yourself some space and grace to reset yourself. You owe it to yourself; you owe it to your loved ones; you owe it to your employees and colleagues. They want and need your best self and so do you! Try to work through some solutions to overcome your struggle so you can offer at least 90% of your best efforts. But remember to save about 10% for YOU because you deserve at least that!
Rebecca Stinson, SHRM-CP, is a certified Human Resources influencer, passionate about team building, leadership, consulting, strategic planning, recruiting, relationship building, and training. She currently holds the position of Director of Human Resources, though, she is endearingly referred to as the resource to the humans in her organization! With over 13 years of experience in the “people” field, it is evident Rebecca has enthusiasm to serve others through her positive energy, natural influence, and occasional (work appropriate) antics.