Agenda • Why Self-Care for
Arts Leaders Is Important • Understanding the Symptoms of Burnout • How To Practice Self-Care • Creating Your Self-Care Plan: World Cafe • Habit Change and Accountability: Peer Coaching • Simple Tips to bring into Workplace • Raffle for Book
Burnout is a state of
emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion that occurs when we feel overwhelmed by too many demands, too few resources, and too little recovery time.
The Symptoms of Burnout Emotional
Exhaustion Cynicism Detachment Fatigue Loss of enjoyment Insomnia Pessimism Forgetfulness Impaired concentration Isolation Detachment Increased illness Loss of appetite Lack of Accomplishment Anxiety Apathy Hopelessness Depression Increased irritability Anger Lack of productivity Poor performance And burnout is sneaky!
The 4 Stages of Burnout
Passion Driven Passion Waning Passion Challenged Passion Depleted Take the Burnout Assessment – Sticky Dot
Self-Care Plan Practice Goals Sphere
1: Self -Get 7-9 hours of sleep per night. -Eat more fruits and vegetables every day. -Get to 10,000 steps per day walking. Sphere 2: Others -Make a regular date with my partner and/or children – one-on-one – to give my relationships attention. -Divest myself of negative influences, moving consciously away from people who bring me down. Sphere 3: Environment -Stop what I’m doing at least once a day to go outside. -Clear clutter from my office desk Sphere 4: Work and Money -Take comp time when I’m attending work-related evening events. -Stand up from my desk every 15 minutes to stretch and walk around. Sphere 5: Tech -Set up a charging station at the front door for all of my/my family’s digital devices. -Keep all my digital devices out of my bedroom and off my dinner table.
How It Works • Each
table has a table cloth (flip chart paper) and markers for note-taking • Each table will have a host • There will be two rounds of discussions, with focus questions • Table hosts will remain at their table, others will move to a different table after each round • Table hosts will summarize the discussion at beginning
Summary • Self-Care is not
just about kale smoothies and massages, it is part of doing the work • Burnout is sneaky, understand if you depleting your passion for social change without refueling • The self care requires intentional habit change • Pick one small self-care habit that you can create and build into your life today and courage others in your organization to do the same!
Tip: Bringing Self-Care to the
Workplace • Be open about self- care. • Staff meeting to do assessments and create self-care plans • Accountability buddies • Make small changes and offer reward/praise • Does not have to cost a lot of money