If Your Career is Taking Over Your Life, Try Letting Your Life Take Over Your Career


Four in ten workers in the U.S. report feeling stuck and burnt out on the job. Burnout, the inevitable result of accumulating stress without relief, can harm workers’ well-being and organizations’ missions. Research shows burnout is most common in companies with limited flexibility and unequal promotion opportunities, among other factors.

Like many, I’ve wrestled with burnout at different career stages. The unexpected strategy I implemented to combat it is what you need to prevent it, too.

Feeling the Heat? It Could Be Burnout.

We were on the fifth or sixth hole at a remote golf course called The Experience at Koele on the island of Lanai, Hawaii. My then-boyfriend, now-husband and I were playing as a twosome when a twosome behind us asked if they could play through.

Stick with me; I’m sharing a story that may seem unrelated to burnout, but it taught me four valuable lessons about preventing it. You’ll see how it all ties together at the end:

🔥Don’t Lose Sight of the Big-Picture

🔥Change Your Vantage Point

🔥Watch Out for Negativity Bias



Kristi Andrus life and business coach

When I drop my kids off at school, I always kiss them and shout, BE AMAZING! Love your life, make the most of it, level up, and be amazing. www.kristiandrus.com