To burn out is to let one's light languish until it disappears. As interdependent beings, we are responsible for making sure our flame is fueled. --Jennifer Jean

Avoiding Volunteer Burnout With Mindful Self Care

Avoiding Volunteer Burnout With Mindful Self Care

Jun 30, 2018-- Being a person who makes a difference in the world is a hope that most of us have, but being able to do so for any sustained period of time is the challenge. For many of us, making a difference takes the form of volunteering in challenging situations while working full time jobs. In the article "Avoiding Volunteer Burnout With Mindful Self Care," author Jennifer Jean shares a five step plan that she developed while teaching poetry to sex-trafficking survivors. By practicing compassionate and proactive self-care, Jennifer has been able to continue caring for herself and her family while sharing the hope of healing to others in need. (6305 reads)

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Take ActionBefore the next time you volunteer, try one or several of Jennifer Jean's suggestions for self-care and see what a difference it makes in keeping your energy sustained.

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