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The Reality of Burn Out, Dealing With Stress, & Why Even Leaders Get Scared...This Is THE LATEST!
The other day I got this Slack message: "I wanted to cry after our meeting the other day, so thanks!"
-- And, of course, I was totally confused.
The day prior, this teammate and I had a content coaching call that included a little bit of tough feedback.
Despite this, I felt like I was understanding, offered good advice on how to pivot around an issue, and that it was well-received -- so why did I leave this person wanting to cry?
Already having a hard week myself, I felt terrible. Like I hadn't been helpful, but hurtful. It was just another thing that wasn't going right.
But it turns out, this wasn't the case at all.
They confided that it was overall a bad day, that they were really hard on themselves, and that our talk actually helped them get into the flow with their article. They then thanked me for "showing so much grace and kindness."
Then, I wanted to cry.
This week, burn-out was a word that has been on everyone's lips, and this experience, along with many of the insights shared below, proves why.
Everyone gets stressed at work. Everyone questions themselves and gets overwhelmed -- but we don't have to suffer, and we most definitely don't have to feel alone in this struggle...
😓 You're Not Being Dramatic: Burn-Out Is Officially a Recognized Condition
Personally, I'm not a fan of Ikea. I had my first and likely last shopping experience with them in March, but I have to put my personal feelings aside and give them kudos for this campaign.
As AdWeek explains, "A new ad campaign from Ikea in the United Arab Emirates had some fun with three of television’s most iconic living rooms by recreating each one solely with Ikea furniture and decorations..."
They recreated the living rooms from The Simpsons, Friends, and Stranger Things and can I just say, if they did this in their actual stores, they just might win me back.