Tag: sabbatical

Fueling Good

Thriving Thoughts #1 – Recognition & Liberation from Burnout

Reading Time: 1 minute Read the honest sharing by a mum and go-getter overcoming burnout at https://m.facebook.com/mumsforlife.sg/photos/a.444009459759595/539995140161026/?type=3&source=48 Yes, burnout is no respecter of persons; it can bring down even the most high-achieving and optimistic person. The good news is that burnout is overcomeable. if you are experiencing some of the symptoms mentioned by Jennifer–cynicism, inability to do something your…
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Being on Fire at Work and not Burn Out

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Irony of Passion at Work It makes senses, doesn’t it? Being on fire at work predisposes one to burnout. But yet, we all want to go home at the end of the day feeling “fuelled” by meaningful work. Jennifer Moss recently wrote an article on Harvard Business Review about the topic and we could…
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How to Live a Life that Counts?

Reading Time: 6 minutes We are Dying… I deeply remember learning a shocking but yet valuable lesson as a young undergraduate. There I was, sitting in my university Sociology class when my lecturer mouthed these words… “We are dying the moment we are born.” As shocking as it may sound, you cannot deny that there is truth to this…
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Begin with Why

Reading Time: 3 minutes If you have been dreading the 7 am alarm and dragging your feet to work, wondering why you signed up for the job, its time to put some pep into your step! No, we’re not suggesting you gulp down power shakes or start the day with pilates and the like (though that would help!) So…
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When Farmer Meets the Urban Jungle

Reading Time: 4 minutes What happens when a farmer meets the urban jungle? I visited the Edible Garden City as part of the DBS Foundation Social Enterprise Summit this morning. I must admit it had been quite a learning experience for me. As I reflect on the visit, here are 5 lessons about life I learned from the visit.…
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Overcoming Collaboration Burnout

Reading Time: 1 minute We came across a good article by Harvard Busines Review on how not to burn out when collaborating with others. We felt that the article and handles are so good we just had to visual mind map it out. So here it is and we hope the various handles offered by HBR will help you not…
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9 Ways to Shine Brightly without Burning Out

Reading Time: 5 minutes Whenever I share with others that I am working in the space of helping people preventing and overcome burnout, I would often get the same response; “Wow, that’s so needed in our society”. And so, I took a plunge of faith yesterday and volunteered to host a lunchtime dialogue on burnout at the Singapore Service-Learning…
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Fast to Work or Fast from Work?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Fast to Work or Fast from Work? “This shall be a permanent statute for you: in the seventh month (nearly October) on the tenth day of the month you shall humble yourselves [by fasting] and not do any work, whether the native-born or the stranger who lives temporarily among you; It is a Sabbath of…
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2-Step Plan for Preparing to go on a Sabbatical

Reading Time: 9 minutes Having been on sabbatical from work for some 3 months now, I felt burdened to process through my experience and share it so it blesses someone out there. I have experienced, first-hand, the initial anxiety that came with exploring and entering a sabbatical and am now also reaping the benefits of it. So, in penning…
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Nothing Shameful about Rest

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it…
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