By Ashley Stahl
I was a “yes girl” when I started my career coaching practice in 2013. I’d speak on college campuses every week, stand at booths at college conferences (word of advice to new coaches—don’t do this!), and travel around the country for unpaid speaking engagements in hopes of attracting clients. When you let yourself run on empty for too long, it takes a lot to fill your tank back up. My burnout impacted my business, and I thank my lucky stars I was able to bounce back. But many people don’t. Burnout can be expensive. Here’s what it can cost you.
By Jaymie Pompeo
Contributor, Career Services
While presenting high quality work should always be your goal, perfectionists take it to an extreme that can be detrimental in the workplace. The amount of anxiety and stress from overanalyzing your efforts may contribute to producing low-quality work, missing deadlines, and may even hold you back, career-wise.
By Kym Klass
The Montgomery Advertiser
Finding the time to meet work deadlines and still find time to attend family events, school functions, or even take that much-needed vacation creates sacrifice at the workplace and on the home front. When work receives more attention, the family suffers. When the family is priority, work is put on hold.
By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor
It is never a good idea to check your personal baggage in at work. While it's hard at times to leave it at the door, it really is a necessity. Finding something as small as a funny quote from your favorite show can be a mood saver. How you come into work can dictate the mood for your entire day.
Before you head out, check your guilt and office responsibilities at the door. This time off is about you, your family, and friends. Just set up some simple boundaries to get to the frame of mind, and bookmark a place at work to call it quits before your vacation.