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    Posted: Nov 12 2013 at 8:13am

The Extreme Case For Better Work-Life Balance (VIDEO)

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How far is too far when it comes to burnout at work?

For former lawyer Lori Ann Wardi, it was when she realized she was wishing she had poor health so she could avoid going to the office.

"When you spend your entire life aspiring to a particular goal, you put all this energy and time and effort into creating this goal and when you reach it, all of a sudden it's not what you thought it would be and sadly you're there," Wardi told HuffPost Live host Nancy Redd. "I started to realize it wasn't for me and how burned out I was when I'd be walking to work and thinking, 'I just wish I could be hit by a car. I don't want to die or anything, I just want to break my legs so I don't have to go to work.'"

Wardi said that's when she decided to take action by leaving her job to follow new passions. So why hold back if you're so miserable at work? According to Laurie Erdman of the Ignite Well Being Institute, it's the pressures of maintaining your life that come into play.

"I was aware of the thoughts I was having, but I didn't know what to do," Erdman said in the HuffPost Live segment. "I felt in some way that you have your expenses, your mortgage, this life ... it's a frightening position to be in. You feel trapped and that's certainly what I felt."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/05/work-burnout_n_4183747.html



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Lazinesss... 'scust @ this THOT
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She couldn't take a two week vacation????
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monotony can be depressing, She needs to find another job or go get some help...
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Originally posted by tatee tatee wrote:

"I was aware of the thoughts I was having, but I didn't know what to do," Erdman said in the HuffPost Live segment. "I felt in some way that you have your expenses, your mortgage, this life ... it's a frightening position to be in. You feel trapped and that's certainly what I felt."




People trap themselves. Guess what, the fewer/lower bills you have, the more freedom you have. Choose to be content with a less expensive life and then you won't be contemplating sickness and injury to get out of going to work.
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These people should seriously consider a change of jobs.
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When those thoughts start, I quit. I just quit a job today. I start my new higher paying job next week. Gotta pay attention to your thoughts and put urself on a different path.
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Originally posted by creole booty creole booty wrote:

When those thoughts start, I quit. I just quit a job today. I start my new higher paying job next week. Gotta pay attention to your thoughts and put urself on a different path.
 
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cutting your legs off to escape work?ConfusedDead
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how about go out on paid leave- via short term disability and look for a job while you are out. 
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I was in that boat this year. I would think of every possible reason to get out of work. Quitting wasn't an option because I have people who depend on me. It sucked so bad. Thankfully I was able to did another job but I completely understands how it feels. I even used up my vacation time in like 2 months and that still didn't make me feel better. The thought of returning was torture
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