Burnout is often defined as the physical, emotional and/or psychological exhaustion, the loss of interest or motivation in ones life due to excessive demands, self imposed or imposed by others, on ones time.
Herbert Fredenberger, a German born American Psychologist, penned the term burnout in the 1970’s. In Fact Fredenberger and his colleague North (Gail) theorised the process breaking it down into 12 phases:- Continue reading “Career and Workplace Counselling: What is Burnout?”
In our previous blog “What is Burnout“? we defined the term Burnout and identified the 12 phases of burnout as coined by Herbert Freudenberger and Gail North in the 1970’s.
Today, one wishes to address the readers concern, that is if we are feeling the effect of burnout what exactly can we do to recover from it or better yet prevent it from occurring in the first place?
Great question here are 8 key strategies to consider: – Continue reading “Career and Workplace Counselling: – Recovering from and/or Preventing Burnout”
If you could be or do anything in this life what would you do or be. As children we have so many dreams about what we will do, be and become when we grow up but somewhere between childhood and adulthood our dreams become squashed, buried deep, hidden away or totally pulled apart and reworked because they do not fit our loved ones or societies view of who we should be.
So my question to you is:-
“What dreams have you buried or given up on that would bring you fulfillment, happiness and joy”?
Do not place any limitations on yourself such as if I only had a million dollars in the bank and did not have to worry about bills, the mortgage, school fees etc I would be or do xxxxxxxx.
Find a way of incorporating your dreams into your life it maybe that you start small for example you may have always wanted to start your own small business; start doing some research, enrol in a small business course, talk to people who work in the industry and have already set up their own small businesses.
By focusing on what you want (big picture) and taking positive small steps to incorporate aspects of the big picture into your life you will eventually see the realisation of your dreams.
Find the peace, contentment, fulfilment, happiness and joy that you have been searching for. It is YOUR LIFE after all – You deserve to be HAPPY, content and fulfilled. So take a risk, follow your dreams and be the best person you can be. Life is too short for mediocrity.
At some point in our career we have either directly experienced or know of someone who has experienced Workplace Bullying, Abuse, Intimidation and/or Harrassment.
But how do you help someone going through this difficult period.
Simply follow Blu Ripples® 5 Step action plan and you will be on the way to resolving the presenting concern.
5 Step Action Plan to Address Workplace Bullying, Abuse, Intimidation and Harrassment Continue reading “Workplace Counselling: – Workplace Bullying, Abuse, Intimidation & Harrassment Action Plan”
In Blu Ripples previous Blog, Making the Dream Happen (Part 2), one encouraged you to define your rough idea into a SMART Goal both in the big picture and the first small step capacity.
Assuming you have undertaken the first step it is now the appropriate time to determine your path. Using the example outlined in Part 2, Oncologist, one perceives that you believe that there is only one way to achieve this outcome. Well I am here to tell you there is always more than one way it depends on how hard we look and investigate our options.
Did one get your attention? Yes there is always another way to achieve your dreams!
The first step in becoming an Oncologist is to attain your Bachelor of Medicine and then specialise – correct? Well not necessarily!
What if you don’t get into the Bachelor of Medicine – then what? What other options are open to you? Continue reading “Career Counselling: Making the Dream Happen (Part 3)”