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Four Strategies to Prevent Stress from Turning into Burnout

By Edith "Edie" Raphael, PhD |   Mar 06, 2018

As I shared in my article last week, burnout is more than a passing feeling. It can have real and serious implications for your career and—more importantly—your mental and physical health. When you experience burnout on the job, you’re more likely to take sick days, and the days you do show up physically, you’re probably not as productive as the not-burned-out version of you. This can lead to jeopardizing your future work with the company, or in your field. 

 

So, if you believe your workplace stress might be heading towards burnout, the time to act is now, with whatever energy and capacity you still have, in order to find solutions that will change your course and keep you from burning out. 

Four Ways To Fill Up Your Tank This Weekend (and Every Weekend)

By Edith "Edie" Raphael, PhD |   Aug 30, 2017

Have you noticed that much of our social interaction at work revolves around the topic of weekends? Two of our most-common questions are:

7 Strategies for Effective Stress-management

By Edith "Edie" Raphael, PhD |   Feb 23, 2017

Wish we could turn back time -- to the good old days
When our momma sang us to sleep -- but now we're stressed out
~Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”

Readers who’ve met me in real life likely know that, in addition to my work with Rewire, I teach yoga. A few years ago, I had a scheduling conflict and asked my friend Sarah to lead the class in my place. The class was held in a yoga studio below an accounting firm. Unfortunately, poor Sarah turned the bass on her music a bit too high. So a few minutes into class, the meditative stillness was broken by a BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! on the door. The whole class started and turned to see a red-faced, stress-deranged accountant yelling “TURN DOWN YOUR MUSIC!”

The Sound of Silence: Questions and Answers from a Week Spent at a Silent Retreat

By Edith "Edie" Raphael, PhD |   Jan 05, 2017

Max Hermann begins his famous poem, "Desiderata," with this piece of wonderful advice: “Go placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence.”

 

How many of us have paused momentarily in our frantic schedules to think that same thought? How many of us feel pressed by the busyness and noise and long for more peace and silence in our lives?

The Law of Morning Habits Helping You Win

By Jason Abell |   Jun 22, 2016

When a topic surfaces repeatedly during a short period of time within coaching sessions and workshops, I start to pay attention. Recently, that’s been happening with the topic of “how we spend the first hours of our day.” One dynamic I started to notice was that our clients who displayed intentionality with their mornings were getting more out of their life and work than those who were less "morning intentional.” That led me to start researching what kind of studies there might be to support what I was hearing from my clients. And for the last few months I have become a student of morning rituals, lack thereof, and possible connections between how we spend our mornings and our effectiveness at work and life.

Running Out of Time to Exercise and Rest

By Steve Scanlon |   Jun 15, 2016

A wise man once told me that the best time to plant an oak tree is 25 years ago. The second best time is today. I love this simple aphorism because it points to the idea that, even if it will take time to reap the rewards of our efforts, the best time to start something new is now.

If Mindfulness Is So Good for Us, Why Is It Hard to Do? (And How Can We Make It Easier?)

By Steve Scanlon |   May 11, 2016

For the past few years there have been numerous scientifically and statistically valid studies showing the positive effects of what many in the neurosciences are referring to as “mindfulness.” We have noted here on The Wireboard that, whether you want to call it mindfulness or meditation, awareness or centering prayer, there is growing consensus that practicing some daily ritual to still the active mind leads to incredible mental and physical health benefits. For instance, here are just a few quick examples of some recent studies in the case you wish to dive in deeper.

Your Technology Is Working Against Your Productivity In One Specific Area. Let’s Rewire This!

By Steve Longan |   Mar 30, 2016

First off, let’s all appreciate the irony here. I used technology to compose this article. And unless you’ve hired an assistant to read the internet to you, you’re reading this article on some form of technology.

It’s Friday! Here Are 3 Ways To Get More From The Weekend

By Steve Longan |   Jan 15, 2016

Ah….the weekend. Over 48 hours of possibilities and opportunities.  The chance to sleep, to get outdoors, to spend time with family and friends, to eat good food, to catch up on chores, to enjoy hobbies…

Are You Going To Enjoy The Fruit Of Your Work?

By Joe Shaffner |   Oct 21, 2015

As I was transitioning to begin working with Rewire this past summer, I had the opportunity to take the month of August off from work. In addition to spending more time with my family and seeing my first son off to college, I was able to spend some quality time with several of my childhood friends in my home state of Maine.  In this article, I'd like to share a snapshot from that time and what we can all learn about sustainably growing our work.

 

What Keeps You Up At Night?

By Jason Abell |   Oct 14, 2015

 

I have run across this question a lot lately. I was in a workshop the other day when it came up. A friend of mine asked this question over lunch recently. And it came up again at leadership summit I facilitated 2 weeks ago. When the same question or theme comes up this many times in this short period of time, I start to pay attention. What's really being asked and what's behind the question, "What keeps you up at night?"

A Few Simple Ideas To Get More Rest And Boost Performance

By Steve Scanlon |   Jul 09, 2015

 

I haven’t slept well lately.  Have you?  As many of you now know, getting good rest is a huge part of living with a stilled lizard brain.  And when our lizard brains cool down we are able to live a much fuller, much richer life.

Building Rhythms Of Rest Into Our Work

By Steve Longan |   May 20, 2015

The picture for this article was taken from above the far corner of the music room at my house.  This is my drum kit. Now, I should say at the outset that I am not a good drummer. No one would mistake me for a professional and I have no designs on making a living from playing. I consider it a success that the people who listen to my playing do so with a “bemused tolerance."

Live Series: Rest

By Steve Scanlon |   Apr 24, 2014

Negotiating Rest

By Steve Scanlon |   Oct 09, 2013

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