When You Tend to Overcommit

A recent survey showed that 80% of people take on more than they can or should handle. Does that sound like you? Find out how to break free from sentencing yourself to over-commitment!

There’s No Time For Fun!

Are you so busy that you believe there's no time for fun? You're barely squeezing in the basic necessities to keep yourself, and maybe a family, alive that you can't possibly imagine how you could find even a moment for any fun! If this is you or someone you know, I invite you to check out this week's video for a creative idea on how you can actually have the time for fun!

Finding Time for Self-Care

If you want to be there for your job, for your loved ones, for anyone - you must take care of yourself! But it's challenging to find the time for self-care. And if you think it's impossible to do, then you'll definitely want to watch this video!

Helpfulness Can Hurt Your Job

Are you the go-to resource at your company? Is your calendar monopolized by meetings where others asked for your collaboration? Whether you're the one with all of the knowledge or you truly find joy in helping others, there's a time when your helpfulness can hurt your job. Find out more in this week's video.

Don’t Participate in Quitter’s Day!

While I'm not a big supporter of New Year's resolutions, I never want to be called a quitter! How about you? Watch this video to find out about "Quitter's Day" and how you can rebel against it!

Struggle to Meet Deadlines?

Why do most adults struggle to meet deadlines? Or maybe you meet them, but at times you find yourself scrambling at the last minute or pulling all-nighters to hit that target date. The reason isn't as guilt-ridden as you may believe. In fact, psychologists have a term for it, and no, it's not "procrastination." And once you understand this phenomenon, you can modify your strategy in order to produce better outcomes without hustling up against the clock. Be sure to watch this week's video to find out more!

How To Know If You’re Burning Out

I believed that what I was experiencing were signs of approaching burnout, but it turns out that I was already over the edge and what I was experiencing were SYMPTOMS of burnout that consumed me mentally and physically. If you're wondering what burnout's early signs look like before you've crossed over, be sure to watch this week's video.

Trapped at a Dead-End

I'm frequently asked, "Colleen, what can I do if I'm feeling burned out or stuck yet I can't leave my job?" I wondered the same thing immediately after I crashed that December evening in my office! For the several months of post-burnout recovery, I felt like I couldn't leave my position. Our family built a life primarily based upon my income, so unless we were willing to completely change that, I would need to figure out how to take control of my current situation. If you're feeling stuck, in this week's video I provide you with one practice to implement that will get you unstuck.

You Have a Hand in Burnout

Though it's been several years since I first-hand experienced burnout, I will never forget the pivotal moment, or the feeling of drowning every day for months, or the fear I felt that at any moment Matt, my husband, would pack up our kids and leave me.  I know what you may be feeling right now as we've seen burnout escalate recently for many. Over the past couple of weeks I shared that organizations and leaders have a hand in burnout along with one tip that could support you. This week, I have one effective tip for YOU to get a handle on your work and life before you hit burnout. Be sure to watch this video so you can take control of your life today!

Take a Day Off Ferris Bueller Style

In the 1986 John Hughes hit movie, Ferris Bueller skips a day of high school to spend it in the city of Chicago. While I'm certainly not suggesting to become a young delinquent, I do believe Ferris was onto something here! Find out why in this week's video!