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Ep #7: From Burnout to Balance: Mastering Life and Work

Updated: Jul 10

From Burnout to Balance

Welcome to another episode of "Billable-Hour Burnout". Our topic for today is "From Burnout to Balance: Mastering Life and Work," your ultimate guide for transforming your career into one that you love without the stress and overwhelm. If you're ready to enjoy the life you've built, find work-life balance, and boost your confidence without burning out, you are in the right place.


Understanding Burnout: What Is It?

Burnout is a state of chronic stress that leads to physical and emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and feelings of reduced accomplishment. It often stems from prolonged exposure to stressful work conditions and can affect your overall well-being, both in your personal life and work.


The Stress Cycle

Burnout doesn't happen overnight; it is a cumulative process. In professions like accounting, law, and consulting, constant pressure and long hours can lead to a gradual build-up of stress, often referred to as "death by a thousand cuts."


From Burnout to Balance

Burnout manifests in various ways and recognizing its signs early can help in managing and overcoming it. If you're unsure of what to look for, this guide on recognizing signs of stress can be very helpful. Here are some common symptoms:


  • Chronic Fatigue: Feeling tired most of the time.

  • Insomnia: Difficulty falling or staying asleep.

  • Impaired Concentration: Trouble focusing or making decisions.

  • Increased Illness: Frequent colds and infections.

  • Loss of Appetite: Changes in eating habits.


Steps to Overcome Burnout


1. Desire

You must have a strong desire to overcome burnout. Ask yourself if you truly want to get out of this cycle and live a more balanced life at work and home.


2. Determination

Be determined to make changes. This means showing up, doing the work, and persevering even when things get tough. It's common to feel like "I can't do it anymore," but with determination, you can push through these moments.


3. Belief

Believe that it is possible to overcome burnout. Have confidence in your ability to change your circumstances and improve your quality of life and work.


From Burnout to Balance

Practical Strategies for a Balanced Life and Work

Implementing practical strategies is essential to overcoming burnout and achieving a balanced, fulfilling life at work and home. These strategies focus on managing stress, improving time management, setting goals, and building confidence:


Stress Management

  • Mindfulness and Meditation: Practice regularly to reduce stress and improve focus.

  • Exercise: Incorporate physical activity into your daily routine.

  • Healthy Eating: Maintain a balanced diet to support overall health.


Time Management

  • Prioritize Tasks: Focus on high-impact activities.

  • Delegate: Learn to delegate tasks effectively.

  • Set Boundaries: Establish clear work-life boundaries to prevent overworking and maintain a healthy life work balance.


Goal Setting

  • SMART Goals: Set Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound goals for both life and work.

  • Regular Review: Continuously review and adjust your goals as needed.


Building Confidence

  • Celebrate Successes: Acknowledge and celebrate your achievements in life and work.

  • Continuous Learning: Engage in professional development opportunities.

  • Positive Self-Talk: Practice affirmations and positive thinking.


Overcoming burnout is simpler than you think when you have the right support. By combining desire, determination, and belief with practical strategies and expert guidance, you can reduce stress and enjoy more of your life and work. For more insights, you might find this additional article about overcoming burnout helpful.


Taking the Next Step Towards Balance

IIf you’re ready to overcome burnout and start enjoying your life more, book a consultation with me today. Let’s make your stress cycle a thing of the past and create a future filled with balance, confidence, and joy. Additionally, you can learn more about navigating billable hours exhaustion for further insights into managing your workload effectively.


Freedom is a six-month, one-on-one coaching program designed to help you break through burnout, set and achieve your goals, and find work-life balance. Visit Acheloa Wellness for more information.



Ready for the next step? Start by subscribing to my email newsletter, "Billable-Hour Burnout". It's THE go-to newsletter for women in accounting, law and consulting. If you're striving for less stress and more confidence, subscribe here.


 

What You'll Learn from this Episode:

  • Recognize the Signs of Burnout

  • Steps to Overcome Burnout

  • Practical Strategies for Stress Management

  • Effective Time Management

  • Setting and Achieving Goals

  • How to Build Confidence


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Full Episode Transcript:


Hello and welcome, everyone!

It's Wellness Wednesday, and I'm excited to be here. Today, we're tackling billable hour burnout. We're live on YouTube, Instagram, Zoom, and LinkedIn.

Even though it's a bit gloomy here, I hope to bring some sunshine into your day. If you're catching this between meetings or tasks, this is for you. April is Stress Awareness Month, and I'm recapping Monday's webinar with a fresh perspective. Let's get started.

Welcome to Billable Hour Burnout. If you want tactical advice to achieve the career of your dreams without stress or overwhelm, you're in the right place. I'm Lauren Baptiste, a former Big Four auditor turned life coach, here to share my insights.

Today, we're on Episode 7. I'll share key points from the webinar, but with a new angle for those who registered. We're focusing on making this content simple and digestible. April is National Stress Awareness Month in the U.S., and I'm dedicated to helping you identify your place in the stress cycle.

Burnout often feels cumulative, like death by a thousand cuts. It's essential to recognize and address it. If you missed the webinar, you can access the replay until April 7th. Listen in and see how you can find more ease in your life.

Here's a quick client testimonial from Jackie, who attended the webinar. She shared that working with me has significantly improved her consistency and progress in just four months.

Now, let's discuss the content. Breaking through burnout is easier than you think with the right support. Three key skills are needed: desire, determination, and belief.

Desire: You must truly want to get out of burnout.

Determination: Be persistent and willing to do the work.

Belief: Believe that it's possible to overcome burnout.

With these skills and the right support, you can lower your burnout and increase your enjoyment. My coaching process involves stress management, goal setting, time management, boundaries, delegation, and more.

Freedom is my six-month, one-on-one coaching program. We meet twice a month and have daily coaching access via text. This method provides full support and helps you hit your milestones faster.

Working with a coach is not just about professional growth but also about personal well-being. My goal is to help you achieve a meaningful, less stressful life.

To learn more, watch the webinar replay available until April 7th. If you're ready for support, book a consultation with me through my profiles or DM me for the link.

Your burnout is overcomable, and the easiest way to recover is with expert support. Bring your determination, desire, and belief, and I'll handle the rest.

Thank you for joining today's episode. If you enjoyed this, drop a comment and let me know your thoughts. Find me on Instagram (@theLaurenBaptiste), LinkedIn, and Facebook. For more information about me, my company Acheloa Wellness, or my one-on-one coaching program, visit www.acheloawellness.com.

Have a fantastic day, and remember, even if it's raining, the sun is still shining behind the clouds. Talk to you soon!

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