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What Happens When You Try To Give Too Much Out Of Stores That Just Aren’t There?

How often do you find yourself reaching a breaking point? How often do you try to give more than you have and need to stop and refuel? And when you do try to stop and take a breather, how often are you filled with guilt? Who am I to sit down and take a break? Do I really deserve this when there are people who need me? But at the same time, you may start feeling dread when someone comes to your door because you know you have nothing left to give. We become resentful. We become short-tempered. We become tired. We start to burn out.

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This Is Not What I Signed Up For!

“This is not what I signed up for!” “I thought my team would be a true community, but why do I feel so alone?” “I’ve invested three years here and have yet to see any fruit.” “My team leader expects so much; I can never measure up.” “I thought we had a good marriage, but since moving here we’ve been fighting nonstop.” “I came halfway around the world to serve God; why does He seem so far away?”

GRC care providers hear statements like these on many occasions. Often, these feelings of doubt are coupled with loneliness and isolation.

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Burnout Part 3: How Can I Protect Myself From Burnout?

The first two articles in this series have focused on recognizing and treating burnout, but what if you are not burned out and just want to take healthy steps to prevent reaching a state of burnout?  Here are a few ideas on how to start consciously making choices that will help prevent burnout in the long run.

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Burnout Part 2: Do's And Don'ts On The Path Of Burnout Recovery

If you read and resonated with the description of burnout in part one of our series on burnout, you may be asking yourself “What should I do if I’m already burned out?”  As mentioned previously, burnout symptoms can be very similar to the symptoms of depression - meaning ‘doing’ anything can be an uphill battle.  So what can you do (or not do) in order to start on the path towards becoming balanced instead of burned out?

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Defining And Recognizing Burnout (Part 1)

What Causes Burnout?  For those under the continual stress of living in a new location, adjusting to a new job, and juggling their own and other people's expectations - burnout is a real and looming risk.  With all the new stressors to adjust to, prioritizing or even determining what your new self-care system needs to look like can be extremely difficult.  So, what is “burnout” and how can we catch signs of burnout early?

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5 Ways To Beat Stress While Serving (Part 2)

When we’re serving, it can be easy to spread ourselves thin trying to do all that needs to be done.  Here is part 2 with 5 additional tips can help you refocus and keep stress at a manageable level.

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5 Ways To Beat Stress While Serving (Part 1)

When we’re serving, it can be easy to spread ourselves thin trying to do all that needs to be done.  Here is part 1 in a series on 5 tips that can help you refocus and keep stress at a manageable level.

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