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.
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.