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!
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!
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.
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!
It's that time of year where you're probably having grand visions of the year ahead. But those visions alone will not lead to success. Last year I shared what you must have in place to fulfill those visions.
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.
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.
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!
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!
In the United States, we'll be celebrating Independence Day this weekend. And as a woman born and raised in this country, I'm extremely grateful for the freedoms that I have. But I recently discovered many of those weren't available until around the time I was born. This got me thinking about how freedom means different things to different people. I invite you to watch this video and take a moment to reflect on the freedoms that are important to you. Be grateful for those you have and decide how you could fight for those you do not.