Re: Burn Out

Subject: Re: Burn Out
From: "John Fleming" <johnf -at- ecn -dot- ab -dot- ca>
To: "Annamaria Profit" <inteltek -at- erols -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 01:03:29 -0600

Thanks for the suggestion.

I've come across similar material when reading up on yoga, though the
swamis suggest lotus position instead of a comfy chair.

Oddly enough, knowing a bit about yoga made it easier to relate to the
boss on a tech writing job I had last year. So there can be the added
workplace benefit.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Annamaria Profit" <inteltek -at- erols -dot- com>
To: "John Fleming" <johnf -at- ecn -dot- ab -dot- ca>
Cc: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>;
<atekwriter30 -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Sent: September 26, 2000 5:26 PM
Subject: Re: Burn Out


> John,
>
> I've found a very simple time-out solution for my own
> professional/personal burnout. I'm not sure it's really 'the'
solution
> but it's helping me find my way through the latest set of chaotic
> impulses. I sit by my living room window in the very early
mornings, in
> the reading chair, in front of a lit candle meditating. I focus on
the
> candle's light, and let every thing else go. I consciously
surrender
> every impulse/need/rant/thought I have..sometimes only for
seconds...but
> in the moments of surrender, when life and I are less opposed, come
> periods of real peace. I try to do this every day, sometimes at
> different times, but I find it gives me some place to stop and rest
from
> whatever is pressing in from the chaos.
>
> Just to tie it back to tech writing, so I don't get whipped for
going
> off topic, ; ))), I find I can focus more clearly on what I have to
> write, if I've taken time to practice focusing like this in the
> mornings.
>
> John Fleming wrote:
> >
> > Atek Writer,
> >
> > I know where you are coming from. I'm going through some burnout
of
> > my own right now, though the cause doesn't have much to do with
> > technical writing. If anything, my writing is suffering as a
result
> > of stresses in the activity that is causing the burnout.
>
> --
>
> Annamaria Profit
> E-mail: inteltek -at- erols -dot- com
> URL: http://www.erols.com/inteltek
>
> **************************************************
> Celebrate failure! It's a critical element of learning.
> **************************************************





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