On the road at 4 in the morning for my short trip to Nice. Lucky me- I was welcomed with sunshine.

So after checking in I went to the beach- La Promenad des Anglais” and enjoyed the ocean and the sun.

La Promenad des Anglais

Burnout has become a widespread disease that affects more and more people. But you can not only act when you are already in a burnout, but also preventively.

There are some things you can use for yourself to make yourself STRONG against burnout. For burnout prevention I have developed my own formula, which supports you to take care of yourself.

Burnout Prevention- a 5 step plan

Because, yes, employers also have homework to do at this point, which I have described in Burnout Prevention at Work, but you can also protect yourself.

Burnout prevention is not the task of one party, but by working together we can put Burnout in its place.

STRONG Formular

S- Self-admission

Yes, as with Burnout itself, it is important that you admit to yourself that you need to take action. That you are not just STRONG by itself.

Because let’s be honest, each of us feels stress at times. And if you look at the exhaustion spiral of Unger and Kleinschmidt then one point or another from phase 1 is certainly familiar to us.

There is no shame in working on yourself!

TR – Trigger finding

The very first thing we have to do is to find out what triggers stress in us. Namely, the positive and negative stress. What are trigger? Is it for example the bad comment from your colleague, or the extra task you got. Or is it things like the noise from the street when you are lying in bed at night, or your partner who is always doing xy. All these can be triggers. As a small support for this you can download a list of possible stress factors.

My first visit is to the “Parc de la Colline du Château” The views here are amazing! The castle was first named by the Greek NIKAIA in the 3rd century BC. In the early christian times a cathedral “Sainte Marie” was build here, but unfortunalty this is completly distroyed. In the late 19th century it was converted into a park.

Parc de la Colline du Château_2
Parc de la Colline du Château
palast of the prince of Monaco

From there I went to the port and than to the Place Garibaldi for lunch.

A funny thing  about the old town is, that all the street sings are in two languages, French and Nissart (old Occitan language of the region).

On my last day at the Côte d’Azure I decided to visit Monaco. On no- I did not go and play in the casino in Mote Carlo, but went to the palast of the prince of Monaco and walked through the gardens

and learned an interesting fact. In January 1297 Francesco Grimaldi used a trick to gain access to the Genoan Fortress on “the rock”. Disguised as a Monk he gained access and managed to overpower the guard saver. He was therefore the first Grimaldi to reign over Monaco.

Francesco Grimaldi
Gardens Monaco

This is what I took home with me from my short trip to Nice:

  • There is no such thing as bad wather, if you are close to a beach
  • Enjoy everyday of beeing somewhere new
  • Bring propper shoes

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