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Burnout and Balance

  • 1.  Burnout and Balance

    Posted 08-04-2021 12:38 AM
    During this uncertain times parents and early childhood professionals are experiencing major burnout and seeking balance!
    Do you feel you have a good work life balance?
    Do you make time for self care?
    Do you set boundaries in your professional life?
    Where do you find beauty in the world around you?
    Thanks for your insight.
    Stacie Hocker

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    Stacie Hocker
    Greenwood IN
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  • 2.  RE: Burnout and Balance

    Posted 08-05-2021 02:56 AM
    Hi Stacie,
    Thank you for the questions. It's always good to check in with one another. I provide technical assistance, training, and coaching services for early childhood teachers in center and home-based programs.

    Do you feel you have a good work life balance? Yes and no. Since working remotely, I tend to transfer my resources across family and work activities in time boundaries. I allow myself times to de-stress - games, reading, walking, breathing exercises, and watching funny television shows. Understanding my body - when I am most effective and when I am least effective helps me use my time effectively. As I age, I have learned to pace myself accordingly but it also helps when you enjoy your work and trying to maintain a optimist mindset. On the other hand, my eating patterns are based on when I am hungry. Sometimes that occurs late morning and late evening so I am working to stablize my eating patterns.

    Do you make time for self care? Definately. I enjoy several activities and strive to incorporate them especially during the week to offset any work that may become stressful.


    Do you set boundaries in your professional life? Yes, weekends are generally for family. I keep in touch with friends primarily through social media which varies throughout the day and week. 


    Where do you find beauty in the world around you? I enjoy walking on nature trails and trying out new places to eat with family and friends.


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    Victoria Long-Coleman
    Early Care and Education Specialist
    Quality Care for Children
    Dacula GA
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