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Avoiding Burn Out for Helpers

Whether you are approaching this year with a fresh excitement of what's to come, leery of the impending unknown, or somewhere in the middle, those in a helping role tend to carry more than their share of life stresses. Because of this, it is paramount for Helpers to be intentional about the inner work we do so that we don’t burn out.

Here are 3 practical tips to avoid burnout as you continue your work supporting others.

1. Self Care

Self Care. What comes to mind when I say that?

Self care is a lot more than bubble baths and bonbons (thought it surely can include that). Self Care is the foundational groundwork to give you what you need to carry out your responsibilities. It's everything from getting enough sleep, water, and nourishing food to healthy boundaries in relationships and asking for help.

I like to use Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs as a quick-check reference to see how I'm doing in my self care.