Posts tagged #stress

What is a burn-out and how to prevent it from happening

7 years ago when I returned from my pregnancy leave to my workplace everything seemed fine the first weeks. After a while i did not recognize my `professional me` as at the end of the workday I forgot what I had been doing in the morning. I noticed that I found it difficult to focus and I was much more emotional than I used to be.

I thought that it was due to breastfeeding of my baby of 5 months old, the sleep deprivation and the hormones that were still running through my body as I was still in this post- recovery phase.

So I did not pay much attention to it, accepted it and mentioned it to my manager and we both expected that it would pass by. She seemed to understand it so i just went on and tried the best out it.

Posted on September 8, 2015 and filed under Burn-Out.

How to deal with feelings at work

Hi there,

We all feel overwhelmed once in a while at work with what many call "negative" feelings. Sadness, anger, frustration, loneliness, fear are all part of the inner world and are normal and very human. What we have learned is to supress and deny them and our connection with these feelings is negative, not the feeling itself.

We all want to feel happy, creative and inspired but once we start denying part of our feelings we also are not able to feel the "positive" feelings. How would it be to change our perception about certain feelings and start to experience them? Consider these feelings like friends. Because these "energies" are part of us and it is a bit strange to deny part of ourselves right?

Posted on August 7, 2015 .

Cultivating your natural qualities and live with less stress

Hi there,

Many people feel pressure and stress in their lives and at work. Currently we have to juggle many balls in the air to "manage" our lives. We get stressed by that but also because we expect also very much from ourselves. So how  to live and work in a more relaxed an heartful way? 

Transformation into a more authentic version of yourself
My answer to that is changing our attitude. But how to do that? First of all: Do not change, but transform. You do need need to change into somebody else. My idea of transformation is to become a more  real and authentic version of yourself. So how to transform? First we need to get to know ourselves a little bit more. Become more conscious about how we react to situations that cause us stress. This way we get insight in our "survival mechanisms" that we have developed in our lives uncounssiously to deal with stressful and hurtful situations. To get insight in the dynamics of this I always work with the model of Daniel Ofman "The core quadrant". 

Posted on July 2, 2015 .