For Leaders Who Don't just Want Success but also Bliss and Balance. Those Who Dare To Be Human & Real and Who Know That Leading Others Starts With Leading Themselves
A lot of people are talking about self-care at the moment.
No wonder - the world has gone crazy in a lot of areas. Many things are getting more extreme - the middle ground seems to get smaller and smaller - and with prices rising and war around the corner many people worry a lot.
The antidote: self-care to not burn out and to make sure that you can be your best self.
A lot of advice goes in the direction of
All good ideas.
Today I'd like to suggest something else.
Something that goes deeper and has the potential to eliminate sources of stress.
That, of course, requires you to KNOW what you are available for and what not, how I tend to phrase it - I found that easier to answer than "what my boundaries are" - the result is the...
We need to stop glamorizing overwork and busyness - please!
It's nothing to be applauded. Particularly when the consequences are dire. And still too many people wear exhaustion, a fully packed calendar which does not leave any breathing space and even burnout as a badge of honour.
Well, there are a number of factors. Having to do with beliefs we grew up with in our society (and believe me - they are utterly unhelpful!) and because we live in a (working) world where demands are so high that - most of the time - they literally cannot be fulfilled.
Sounds like a conundrum? Maybe.
You've got the power though - to change it.
Listen in to this week's Monday thoughts to learn:
1. The two major beliefs that keep us stuck in overworking and busyness
2. The underlying reasons why it's so hard to say good bye to overwork
3. The 3 main strategies to get out of overwork and busyness and towards more joy and energy.
Got any questions or comments? Just drop me an...
We all have them. Some many, some less. Some are very conscious about them (not SOO many though), most only sense them when they are crossed. Some give them a lot of thought, others none.
And different people around me react VERY different to this topic. Some believe boundaries are totally overrated, others keep a whole rule book and have not the slightest bit of flexibility.
Question is though - why do we need them at all? What's their purpose?
AND - how do I know or explore mine (got a nice and easy tool here).
And if we know them - what do we do with them then...particularly when they are crossed?
And why is it that we let others cross those boundaries?
Valid questions. And I'm giving it a shot to answer them in this week's Monday Thoughts.
Let me know what you think and/or if you agree or disagree.
I promise I won't send you daily mails - I might offer you great stuff from time to time though. Of course I'm biased ;-).
Thanks for your trust!