Soul Solutions

Outrunning Burnout: Restoring Balance in a High-Stress World

Burnout has become more common than ever before. It is a huge problem for many employees that work long hours and have to meet high demands within tight deadlines. The number of employees that experience burnout is at an all-time high. Whether working a 9-5 job or freelancing, the following tips will help you beat burnout in no time.

Take Plenty of Rest

One of the best ways to beat burnout is by taking plenty of rest. When you are chronically overtired, you are bound to experience burnout. If you feel exhausted every day once you reach home and are wary of working your job, you must get seven to eight hours’ worth of sleep every night. It will help you beat that burnout.

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Finding Your Bliss: A Deep Dive into the Realm of Happiness

Does happiness seem like a fleeting moment? Are you tired of chasing things to feel happy? Then, this post is just for you as it looks at the top things that will make you happy. What makes people happy? But the fact is that happiness is a preference. The following things will make you happy.

Decide to be Happy

One of the most important things you can do is be happy. Stop feeling sorry for yourself. You are not a victim. Happiness is a choice, and nothing can bring you down when you decide to be happy. People often confuse happiness with a high-paying job, a family, a successful business, or achieving a goal. However, these things only bring an ounce of happiness in your life. The truth is that you need to choose happiness to be truly happy.

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Dealing With Grief for the Loss of a Pet

Pets are surely a bundle of joy. They are always excited to see you whenever you return home from work or school. Their excitement is so obvious that you can’t help but feel the love. However, losing a pet can be one of the hardest experiences for an individual. After all, a pet is just like a child. The way people grieve differs from person to person, and some people find the loss of a pet comes in different stages where they experience feelings of denial, guilt, anger, depression, and finally, acceptance.

On the other hand, some people might find that their grief hurts them. There are highs and lows. The lows would normally be deeper and longer in the starting but would later become shorter and less intense. However, even as the years pass, a special anniversary or date can quickly spark up memories that trigger a strong sadness.

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Change Your Way of Thinking for the Better

We all have moments in life when we feel stuck, lost or unsure of ourselves. Whether it’s a personal challenge, a career decision or just a feeling of being stuck in a rut, changing your way of thinking can make a huge difference in your life. Here are some tips to help you change your way of thinking for the better.

Recognize Negative Thinking Patterns

The first step to changing your way of thinking is to recognize any negative thinking patterns that may be holding you back. Common negative thinking patterns include black and white thinking (seeing everything as either good or bad), catastrophizing (expecting the worst possible outcome), and personalizing (blaming yourself for everything that goes wrong). Once you identify these patterns, you can work on changing them.

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You Need to Prioritize Yourself in Life

There are enough hours in the day to take care of yourself and others. Is self-care selfish? Were you raised to prioritize others?
Not necessarily. Self-care will improve your health, relationships, job, and caregiving. Start prioritizing yourself today with these easy steps!

Why Don’t We Prioritize?

Most women (and some men) were raised to prioritize others. ‘It’s more blessed to give than to receive’ and ‘Only by giving can you receive more than you already have’ reinforce this.
Our culture values women as carers. 66% of US carers are women, and 30% care for two or more people. Due to national and company parental leave programs, women are more likely to take leave and be the primary carer. In the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, 28% of women with under-18 children left the workforce, compared to 10% of men.
Women are expected to put others first, but doing so may not benefit you, your family, or your loved ones.

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