My last burnout

Or should I say, the last time I burnt out. I really hope it was the last but you never know, these things creep up on you… Nevertheless, I’d like to share the story with you and I took to video again to do so. Once again, it was the the usual “end of yearContinue reading “My last burnout”

Being busy as a badge of honor – perceptions of work and how it affects our mental health

In a previous blog post I talked about how we define success at work, and the impact this can have on our mental health. It’s a long and complex topic which could be debated for hours, but I think it’s super important to take a closer look at it and ask ourselves some hard questions.Continue reading “Being busy as a badge of honor – perceptions of work and how it affects our mental health”

How we define success at work, and what this means for our mental health

A topic that’s been on my mind for a while is our definition of success, particularly when it comes to our professional lives. Ultimately, I believe it’s the source of a lot of stress, and can end up being the cause of burnout and other mental health issues we experience at work. This blog postContinue reading “How we define success at work, and what this means for our mental health”

Real life mental health stories: burnout was the catalyst

This blog post is part of an interview series for mental health awareness week. In this series, different people give their perspective on living with a mental health condition. In certain cases as with the interview below, people have had the courage to reveal their identity. This is brave, as it can be difficult andContinue reading “Real life mental health stories: burnout was the catalyst”

What happens when your trust is broken at work

In my previous blog post, I wrote about the importance of trust in the workplace. I did so because I wanted to explain how challenging it can be to not have trust at work. In fact, I’m not sure I really expressed how dire the consequences can be if an employee’s trust in their employerContinue reading “What happens when your trust is broken at work”

The end of year breakdown

Originally this blog post was going to be tongue in cheek – recounting funny experiences of end of year breakdowns. But since no one answered my call for stories – I decided to turn this into something that I hope is more meaningful and helpful. In my experience, the end of the year at workContinue reading “The end of year breakdown”

Letting work encroach on life

Today I’d like to talk about what happens when work takes over your life. By that I mean more than working long hours, I’m talking about when work starts to ruin your social life, your relationships and your health. When it changes you, to a point where you’re not who you used to be. WhatContinue reading “Letting work encroach on life”

How to change workplace cultures that lead to mental health issues?

I’ve been addressing mental health in the workplace for a while, but one cannot talk about burnout (or other issues) if one doesn’t talk about what leads to it… A lot of my articles focus on the individual and knowing oneself, which I continue to believe is of utmost importance. But is undeniable that certain environmentsContinue reading “How to change workplace cultures that lead to mental health issues?”