Stress and Renewal
The brain science behind happiness, resilience and mindfulness reveals the key to preventing or bouncing back from burnout.
Understanding the Cycle of Sacrifice and Renewal
We all know burnout is rampant these days. Stress is a factor of professional life, and in small doses for short bursts of time, stress can help us to be laser focused on what needs to get done. But over time, unchecked and uninterrupted, stress can have a slow eroding effect on us, and we find ourselves stuck in the Cycle of Sacrifice. When we’re in it, it affects our ability to perform, our capacity to develop and maintain resonant relationships at work and home, and our tendency to think creatively and optimistically. Research shows that practicing strategies for renewal, and cultivating happiness, counter the effects of stress. Some of the practices include physical exercise, mindfulness and gratitude practices, time in nature or spiritual practice, demonstrating compassion, finding hope for yourself and others, and developing and maintaining strong relationships with people in your life.Further Reading
Resilience: The Happiness & Emotional Intelligence Program
Studies from 2011 show that stress is the number one reason for absence from work, an unprecedented finding. But there are ways to intentioanlly structure your life with time built in for restoring equilibirum and renewing. Teleos offers Resilience and Renewal programs to interrupt The Cycle of Sacrifice, giving you the time you need to decompress, rejuvenate, reconnect and identify the practices that will keep you out of cycle of sacrifice and power stress and allow you to move beyond burnout. Through these highly experiential programs, we help you find realistic approaches to sustain your energy, performance and passion over the long haul, as well as structural changes that may be needed in your team or organization. We offer programs to scale inside of organizations, as well as open enrollment for individuals or teams.Further Reading
- Blog: Beyond Burnout: Tapping into the Brain to Motivate Your Team
- Blog: Mindfulness: Pay Attention as if Your Life Really Matters
- Blog: Happiness Matters: Got Some?
- Blog: The Five Minute New Year's Resolution
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