Burnout… Final Post

This is my third and final post on burnout. In the first post I wrote about symptoms of burnout and in the second post I wrote about causes of burnout. Today I will write about some of the ways to deal with burnout. I am a working mom of three. My children are 7 and 5 and a bit more independent now but a few years back they were younger and demanded more from me. What I am proposing here has worked for me.

At work

There will be times when more is expected from you at work. During such high pressure times, make sure your family is aware of the increased demands on your time and ask for their support and assistance. If a sister can help with the school run, accept the help or ask for it. If hubby can help with homework during that period, ask for this. Do not try to do it all by yourself.

At home

There will also be times when more is expected from you at home. You wear so many hats and sometimes you need to be there for those you love. In the same way you would let your family know of increased demands on your time from work, let your boss, work colleagues, subordinate or however you need to tell also know of increased demands on your time from home. Ask them to help with some of the work or negotiate for longer deadlines on your work deliverables.

If you are one of those people whose personality lends them to burnout, you need to do yourself a favor and remember that sometime 90 perfect is actually better than undone as you wait for hundred percent perfection. This is of course also in the context of what you do so do not take me out of context. There are things that will require 100 precision and without it there will be dire consequences. The truth is the majority of things do not require this.

Find time to rest and recharge doing things that you enjoy. Also share with me on the comments section how to deal with burnout.

Stay winning, stay thriving, at home and at work!


Published by Mum in Stilettos

I started blogging when i became a mother. I was struggling to manage the demands of being a working mom and being present for my baby's key development milestones. Initially this was a rant about my experiences in the office and at home. Over the years it has evolved into an online support community for mothers who are growing their families as they grow their careers. I am a wife and mum to 3 amazing children. The girl who introduced me the "mother" title is 8 years ol and our twins are five years, 6 months. During the day I am have a job i love as marketer for a multinational FMCG company. When i get home, I have another equally rewarding job called being a mother. When everyone is tucked in bed, I find time to blog about my journey as a mum in stilettos and build this community for us working moms so we can thrive at home and at work.

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