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.
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.
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.
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.
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
What you always wanted to know about online Life Coaching
One thing is clear here and that is that a burn-out does not occur overnight, but over a longer period of time, sometimes even years. Otherwise, there are many possible factors that promote burn-out.
If one follows the opinion of the WHO, burn-out only develops at the workplace, through the external stress there. But there are also other factors that play a big role here. And often it is not only an external stress, but this is still strengthened by internal factors.
In 1973, Freudenberger created the term burn-out in the United States. At that time, he described the burn-out of people in caring or social professions. Today, burn-out is no longer seen only in social professions. According to a study by Statista from 2017 with 649 respondents, it emerges that in the service sector most respondents (14%) estimate the risk of burn-out to be the highest. With 11%, health, care and social services are still the second most affected group. In the area of administration, management and office work, 9% of the respondents still estimate their risk as high.
You will find what I experienced and how it made me the person I am now. Because in every challenge there is also something to learn about yourself. The biggest and ongoing learning is to be yourself- against all doubt from yourself and others.
Also, you get some free input about methods I use during the Life Coaching and how they worked for me. Not every method will work for you too, but I am sure together we can find something that works for you!
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