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3 Dangerous Trends Facing Today's Business Woman that Lead to Burnout

The 3 mistakes business women make that leads to more stress.

1.

Always saying YES to others before yourself, if at all.
Always giving and not receiving is an imbalance of energy flow. What do you think happens when all your energy goes outward and less is coming into you? You're not in the mood at the end of your long day to go out and socialize and have fun.

How many of you have said, "I used to do ______, but don't anymore." or "Maybe someday I'll do ______." Instead of having the balance, you're moodier, crankier, and less tolerant of other people. Your idea of a fun day is where you're totally alone with no one bugging you and doing absolutely nothing.

Being secretly dissatisfied is no way for anyone to live. 

2.

Eating on the run or skipping meals.
This is a big symptom of stress leading to burnout. When women have so much on their plate with a narrow, limited amount of time, short-cuts are taken. Unfortunately, these short-cuts end up being more harmful than helpful. Skipping meals results in lower energy, moodiness, and less mental clarity. Skipping meals also results in a slower metabolism that turns muscle into fat, so your body fat percentage increases regardless of what the scale tells you. 

Eating on the run is no better. With your go-go-go schedule, grabbing the most convenient food close to you can be more harmful than helpful too. Typically these foods that are "fast" are high in sodium, sugar, and fat. This increases your risk of gaining weight, diabetes, high blood pressure, body pain, and headaches. These physical stresses combined with emotional stresses can push you into burnout. 

3.

Working to the point of exhaustion to do all the things that need to get done.

How many of you tell yourself on a regular basis, "I don't have enough time to do everything." Or "I need more time to get this done." "People count on me and I wish I had the energy to keep going."


Many women have these thoughts everyday, you're not alone.

However, they quickly talk themselves out of it because they don't believe there's anything that can be done about it. What ends up happening is women continue to go at this pace to the point where they just can't give anymore. This can lead to health problems, body pain, headaches, depression, anxiety, poor memory, impatience, and premature aging.

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