How Overwhelm Can Cause Burnout & Fatigue

Overwhelm is the gateway to fatigue and burnout. Being in a constant state of overwhelm is a surefire way to cause fatigue and ultimately burn you out. Being overwhelmed can affect your adrenal system which is responsible for producing hormones that help manage mood, stress, and other aspects of living. While adrenal fatigue is currently not a recognised medical condition, adrenal insufficiency is and can be very serious.

Adrenal insufficiency is the inability to produce one of more of the hormones needed to manage fight or flight responses. Adrenal fatigue is thought to be the result of adrenal glands being overworked by a body in a constant state of fight or flight or overwhelm. Whether or not adrenal fatigue is recognised as a legitimate medical condition, there is mounting evidence that there is a toll taken on the body caused my chronic overwhelm.

Some symptoms of adrenal insufficiency and adrenal fatigue are:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Low blood pressure
  • Decreasing ability to manage...
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Stress Will Lead to Burnout; De-Stress More

"Stress" is a relative term as it relates to our life. Contrary to the popular phrase I'm too blessed to be stressed, we are often stressed-out more than we are aware of because it becomes a constant state of being. Stress leads to burnout, and the best prevention for burnout is self-awareness and taking action to de-stress regularly.

At some point in our lives, we morph from carefree children to stress-filled adults - adults who have expectations and demands that pull them every-which-way. It is not always possible or practical to completely remove yourself from every stressful situation, but there is always hope to build coping skills that diminish the impact that stress has on your life.

Each of us lives a unique life filled with unique experiences, so our stress relief needs are going to be unique as well. Here's how to craft your own tailor-made de-stress plan:

Identify what causes your stress- What is the culprit robbing you of your peace? Is it a person, an activity, or an...

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Why focus is important

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Why is being focused so important in today’s world? What results happen when you are focused? Does being focused make you less stress? Happier? If it’s so important, why don’t people focus more?

Being focused on one thing for a certain period of time allows you to do a better quality of work, more work gets done quicker, and your creative ideas flow easier. Being focused on one task at a time is less stressful on your mind. And being less stressed allows you be happier.


It’s difficult for people to remain focused on one task for a variety of reasons. For one, we live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with TV, radio, cell phones, Internet social media, as well as a much larger population that lives closer together than ever before.


It’s difficult to get completely away from all these distractions. One way is to go to a room where you can shut your door and turn off your phone and email notifications.

• When you focus on a single task,...

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