iOS app Android app

Burnout

My 12-Step Digital Detox for a Healthier and More Productive 2015

Martin O’Leary | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Martin O’Leary

I've decided it's time to fight back and take action against my digital overlords. However, the reality is I actually love these digital distractions, so rather than going cold turkey, I've come up with a realistic 12-step plan to a healthier and more productive life in this digital world.

What 2014 Taught Me

Kalpana Sunder | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Kalpana Sunder

I lost precious sleep, felt anxious, was down and out and lost interest in travel or writing. It was probably one of the worst times of my life... I had after all been traveling non-stop for many years, sometimes making as many as 12 trips in a year.

Executive Burnout: Don't Pick a Fight You Will Lose

Manijeh Motaghy | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Manijeh Motaghy

Training for the new habit of recognizing where most of your attention is spent and recognizing your perceptions and expectations for what they are is essential to managing stress as well as success in all aspects of your life.

Burnout's Silver Lining

Anne Omland | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Anne Omland

Had it not been for a move across the globe, I may not have made the changes that saved me from being consumed by my job and unhealthy lifestyle. Many of us need a slap upside the head in order to change. Otherwise we'd keep pushing forward in a steady state of burnout.

Immediately Responding To Work Email Is Actually Making You Worse At Your Job

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living

There's a very good chance you obsessively check and immediately respond to your work emails. In fact, our constantly connected society tends to th...

4 Reasons Why Employees Should (Gracefully) Say No To Managers

David Hassell | Posted 11.16.2014 | Business
David Hassell

For some people, saying "yes" is more of a nervous tick than an actual consideration -- the feel-good rush of stepping up to the plate and being the dependable one.

I Burnt Out at 15

Madeline Hill | Posted 11.14.2014 | Women
Madeline Hill

Burning out at 15 is not what they talk about in the coming-of-age movies. It is not the common gossip at lockers and is not the topic that rules Friday night sleepovers. That is how it should be, though. Not just for teenagers, but for everyone.

7 Ways To Cure Your Workaholism

| Lolly Daskal | Posted 11.14.2014 | Small Business

Do you work while on vacation? Do you check emails on your phone at dinner? Do you squeeze in one last phone call before leaving the office? ...

Work-Life Balance: Reality or Myth?

Leslie Boyer | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Boyer

The process of ongoing re-orientation is a path of freedom because you shift from being at the mercy of the world around you to making conscious choices that uplift and support you. If life is full of movement, change and imbalance, you might as well use it to your advantage.

How This Business Leader Learned The Difference Between Ambition And Burnout

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living

You may not know A.J. Khubani, but if you’ve ever seen a late-night TV infomercial, you’re familiar with his line of work. In 1983, while still in...

ReWork: Rethinking Work and Well-being

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
Arianna Huffington

We've launched a dedicated section on The Huffington Post, ReWork: Rethinking Work and Well-being. Here you'll find success stories, news about what's working, innovative programs, case studies and the latest data about the many positive business effects of well-being and sustainable work practices. Since our workplace culture is driving so much of the epidemic of stress we all feel overwhelmed by, it's going to be our workplaces that will accelerate the changes already underway. More and more people are realizing that they don't have to put their humanity on hold when they leave for work, that they're more than their résumés and that a sense of well-being and success doesn't have to come at the cost of burnout. And more and more companies are realizing that investing in their employees' well-being is also good for business.

'Work and Family Month' Shouldn't Need To Exist

Betsey Stevenson | Posted 10.31.2014 | Business
Betsey Stevenson

We overwhelmingly believe these things -- from our CEOs to our local leaders to our elected representatives. And yet, the actual policies on our books as a nation don't reflect those values.

Nearly A Third Of Americans Would Choose To Improve Their Career Over Their Health Or Relationships

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Strengthening our social bonds, bettering our well-being and investing in quality experiences are usually hallmarks for a happy life -- but for some a...

The Young and the Stressful: A True Story

Amy Alabaster | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Alabaster

Professional achievements still mean a lot to me. Success, however, is in the process of being re-defined. Prioritizing my well-being is the lesson I'll be learning for the rest of my life. After all, what is success worth if we're not fully present to enjoy it?

10 Ways To Stop Feeling Overworked And Overwhelmed

| Jeff Haden | Posted 10.17.2014 | Small Business

After reading an early version of a new book, I decided to do a quick survey during a speaking engagement. I asked the audience, "How many of you feel...

Why We Get Frantic, Then Burnout

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

Taking the time to examine what will create sustainable success reveals strategies that can free you from the day-to-day scramble. Or at least make it more manageable. Frantic isn't sustainable, focus is more satisfying.

4 Steps to Avoiding Burnout as a Single Mom

Brianna Upton | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Brianna Upton

Let's be honest, it's not only the pressure of the outside modern world that makes you feel like you must get it all done; we do it to ourselves. It's the reality of, if I don't do it now, who will? That is the area in which burnout is knocking on our door.

Meet America's Newest Addiction: Workaholism

Details | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Toiling tirelessly and after hours has become the new normal, thanks to constant connectivity and career insecurity. As research shows that workaholis...

Avoid Creating a Workaholic Culture

Terri Wallin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Small Business
Terri Wallin

A workaholic team is often high producing but the unintended consequence is a higher level of burn-out, high illness and absentee rates, etc. -- for the employees and for the leader.

Are You Living Your Dream... Or Somebody Else's?

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

What I've learned is this: Life is a series of piling on layers. Posturing. We try so hard to be that person others want us to be.

It Took A Devastating Diagnosis To Help This Woman Start Living For Today

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living

For as long as she can remember, Jennifer Giuffre-Donohue took an active interest in her health. In college she studied exercise physiology and worked...

3 Ways to Avoid the Consequences of Pre-Fall Break Burnout

Luis Ruuska | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Luis Ruuska

In students, burnout can be associated with feelings of lethargy and demotivation or the feeling that doing work is meaningless. With that in mind, here are three ways you can avoid burnout and survive until fall break.

Looking To The World Of Sports To Solve Workplace Burnout

The Huffington Post | Jordan Jayson | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business

By now, stress, burnout, and 24/7 connectivity have become accepted realities of the American workplace. And beyond the toll this takes on our health,...

At The End Of Each Day, This Office Disappears

Fast Company | Adele Peters | Posted 09.18.2014 | World

During the day, this Amsterdam design studio looks like a typical workspace. But at 6 p.m., someone turns a key, and all of the desks suddenly lift up...

4 Warning Signs That You're Burning the Candle at Both Ends

Kirsi Paalanen | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Kirsi Paalanen

But stress and exhaustion crept in and hit me like a ton of bricks. It literally felt that way. For the rest of that day I lay in bed scared, drained and weak thinking to myself, "What if this had happened when I was driving? Or going down the stairs?"