how to deal with stress

I’d like to take a minute to ask my readers to raise their hand if you’ve ever been at a company or in a position that caused you to burn out?

Those of you who still have your hands down, I’d like to congratulate you on finding a great balance in your life and managing to keep your head on straight. It can be very hard to avoid getting so caught up in your work that you eventually fizzle and burn out. I thought I would take the time today to identify some of the different ways that I’ve seen women burn out and the some of the steps you might be able to take in order to avoid it.

Slow Fizzle
This is the type of burn out you may not ever see coming, but you get to work one day and discover that you simply don’t have the energy or drive to continue doing the work you once used to love. This is probably the most insidious way to lose your passion because you frequently don’t notice you’re losing it until it’s gone. You simply haven’t had enough fuel to keep the fire stoked and now it’s gone.

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Returning to Work and Finding Balance

by Karen Keller, Ph.D.

When you return to work after you’ve been “out of the game” for a while, you’re naturally going to struggle for a bit rediscovering that balance between home and work, but don’t feel guilty about it. If you have made the decision to go back to work, whether to earn extra income for your family or to challenge yourself again, it was your decision and you should own it. Regardless, there is an adjustment period, but there are things you can do to lower your stress levels when you return to work.

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A difficult customer is anyone’s worst nightmare. Nothing you do will calm them down. In fact, sometimes it seems like the more you try to help, the angrier they get. Unfortunately, it’s your job to handle each and every customer, no matter how difficult they may be. Here is a simple, three step guide for dealing with difficult people.

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