Anna Pinkerton

The Power of Adjusting & Changing your Mind

The Power of Adjusting & Changing your Mind

Your mind is stronger than you think. How you see the world and the way that you interpret what’s happening in your life can have a huge impact on your physical and mental health . A negative outlook can hinder personal growth while putting constant pressure on yourself to please everyone around you can quickly …

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How Guilt Stops You Looking After Yourself

How Guilt Stops You Looking After Yourself

Guilt is one of the most distressful emotions you can experience. And if you let it, it can get in the way of you looking after yourself. When you feel guilty about something, it can have a detrimental effect on your mental health. Once it buries itself inside your mind, guilt is an emotion that’s difficult …

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The One Thing to do When You're on the Verge of Burning Out

The One Thing to do When You’re on the Verge of Burning Out

What should you do when you’re on the verge of burnout? If stress, anxiety and/or depression is weighing heavy on your shoulders and you feel as though you can’t take another second of it, it’s time to take a step back and re-evaluate your life. If you’re on the cusp of burnout, you need help. In my …

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My Story

My Story

I once thought that I knew everything there is to know about burnout trauma and PTSD. But, as it turns out, there’s a huge difference between thinking you know what someone is going through and actually experiencing it for yourself. And, in this heartfelt episode of The Kindness Incorporated Podcast (and video series), I open up …

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Early Signs of Burnout, in Thoughts and Feeling

Early Signs of Burnout, in Thoughts and Feelings – Part 3

When our stress levels skyrocket and we overwork ourselves for too long, we often turn on ourselves. We start to get upset or even angry because we think that we should be able to cope with all of the stress raining down on us without feeling overwhelmed. Then, we berate ourselves and become our own …

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Early Signs of Burnout, in Thoughts and Feeling - Part 2

Early Signs of Burnout, in Thoughts and Feeling – Part 2

When someone is on the verge of burnout, signs can manifest as negative thoughts and feelings as a result of mental and/or physical exhaustion. Problems that you could once solve with your eyes closed suddenly seem insurmountable. Everything looks colourless, like your life is drained from the vibrancy and energy it once had. Thoughts and feelings are …

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Early Signs of Burnout, in Thoughts and Feelings - Part 1

Early Signs of Burnout, in Thoughts and Feelings – Part 1

Anyone can experience burnout.   Unfortunately, nobody is truly exempt from it, but there are early warning signs that you can look out for in yourself and others to help prevent burnout.     Burnout often occurs when someone is suffering from chronic work stress and disengagement. They might not be showing many outwardly signs that …

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Who Burns Out?

Who Burns Out?

Is anyone exempt from burnout? Although burnout can affect anyone at any time, there are a few similar characteristics that most people with burnout seem to experience. If you notice any of these characteristics in yourself, it’s a clear sign that you could be on a fast road to becoming someone who burns out. High-achievers …

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Burn Out: What It Is and What It Isn't

Burnout: What It Is and What It Isn’t

The term ‘burnout’ is often misused and misunderstood. Burnout is a sudden rupture in someone’s mental and physical health. The truth is, many high achievers around the world are on the verge of burnout. Like a volcano, an underbelly of overwhelming stress, anxiety and trauma bubble beneath the surface until it erupts and wreaks havoc …

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Charlie’s Burnout Story

Charlie is 49-years-old he owns a management consultancy firm. He is also a father, a husband, an uncle, a son, a cyclist, an intelligent, fun loving quirky man. Charlie has been working long hours for 12 years. Before he set up his own business, Charlie was an employee working a 60-hour week, and he decided …

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