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108. Different Types of Burnout - and How to Solve for Each

 

After interviewing and taking notes on what women have to say when it comes to WHY they get burned out, I realized there were 4 themes that continued to rise to the surface of these conversations.

So good to know because when we know what category of burnout we’re experiencing, we better know how to solve for that burnout.

In this episode, I not only give explanations for each but, of course, solutions as well.  If you want to know what kind of burnout you're experiencing, feel free to take the quiz off my webiste janeenalley.com.

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[00:00:00] Well, Hey there, you guys welcome back to another episode of the podcast. I am Janeen Alley, and I am super excited to be hanging out with you guys today talking all about the different types of burnout,. Once we understand where they comes from and why we're doing the things that we're doing, then we can start solving for that burnout, 

we can start eliminating some of the...

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107. Organization with Lori Schlegel

 

In this week’s episode of the podcast, I interviewed my amazing friend and life coach, Lori Schlegel. She has been a professional organizer for the last 10 years and she is currently in the middle of a pivot in her business - moving away from organizing to Christian life-coaching for women. 

We talk about how organizing is a form of self-care.  She shares three amazing tips on how we can be more organized - not just for our peace-of-mind - but how it helps us get things done in a more peacefully productive way. 

She was also gracious enough to dive into what this pivot experience has looked like in her life: how she knew it was time to pivot, the struggles she's had moving away from something familiar and secure into so many unknowns, and managing her mind around all the mind drama that comes up when we make a big move that feels scary and uncertain. 

There are so many nuggets of wisdom in this episode from tactical tips to mindset work! I can't wait for...

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106. My Story - WHY I Do The Things I Do

 

Today, I’m sharing my story and the reasons why I do the things I do. Mostly to help you know you’re not alone... and maybe avoid the same mistakes I’ve made.

This episode gets a little feisty so if you have little ones around you might want to put some headphones in. :-)

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 Janeen: [00:00:00] well, Hey there, you guys welcome back to another episode of the podcast. I am Janeen Alley and I am super excited to be with you guys today talking about why I do the things that I do. I'm gonna be sharing my story with you guys today. And the truth is, is. I love stories. I love the connection that I feel when I listen to someone else's story.

I love the little nuggets of information that I feel like I can't get any other way except for hearing someone else's story and seeing parts of my life in theirs. I think stories are really memorable. And I feel like they give us insights into our life that we can't get any other...

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105. I'm Back! + My #1 Productivity Tip

#1 productivity tip Jul 23, 2022
 

I’m so excited to be back! In this episode, I talk about what to expect from the podcast moving forward (because some things are the same and some things have changed).

I also share my #1 productivity tip - that might seem a little counterintuitive. :-) But hear me out… as a someone who wrote the book on spinning, hustling harder, and burnout I’ve learned a thing or two about how to truly become peacefully productive.

Enjoy!

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Janeen: [00:00:00] well, Hey there, you guys welcome back to another episode of the podcast. I am Janeen Alley and I am super excited to be with you guys today talking about why I do the things that I do. I'm gonna be sharing my story with you guys today. And the truth is, is. I love stories. I love the connection that I feel when I listen to someone else's story. 

I love the little nuggets of information that I feel like I can't get any other way except for hearing someone else's story and seeing...

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Wasted

mindset nutrition Jul 05, 2022

I was coaching a client this last week on how and why she gained 2 lbs back.

She said that her neighbor dropped off a large zucchini.

She made chocolate chip zucchini bread from the gift.

And ate some.

I asked her why.

She said she didn't want it to go to waste...  Then she said there are hungry children all over the world and she thought if she didn't eat it she would be ungrateful.

Do you do this too?

I thought this way for YEARS! 

I grew up believing there was a Clean Plate Club...

Where I was encouraged, by my well-meaning mom, to eat all the food on my plate.

If I left a few bites, I watched my mom finish them off before rinsing the plates to put in the dishwasher.

It's so fascinating what we think of as WASTE. We think:

"If I don't eat this, it will go to waste." 

"If I don't eat this, I'm ungrateful for what I have." 

What if both of these thoughts are, not only not true, but sabotaging your goals and harmful...

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Losing Weight vs Feeling Lighter

mindset nutrition wellness Apr 05, 2022

It's true. You can lose weight...

The frustrating thing for a lot of women is they gain it back because they haven't figured out how to:

Lose the weight that comes from feeling overwhelmed, worried, anxious...

Lose the weight of feeling stressed out in their relationships.

Lose the weight that comes from crushing financial situations.

Lose the weight of feeling so busy with a chronically overbooked calendar.

Lose the weight that comes from their inability to follow through.

Lose the weight of feeling out-of-control with anger, frustration, or depression.

Lose the weight of feeling like you're a slave to your food cravings.

Lose the weight of not showing up the way you'd like to in your life.

Lose the weight of anxiety and sleepless nights.

Lose the weight of feeling like they have no control over their health because their families aren't supportive of the changes they'd like to make...

You can lose weight and not feel any lighter if...

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The Biggest Obstacle to CHANGE

mindset Mar 29, 2022

You want to make that... CHANGE!

I will spare you my Michael Jackson impersonation and save it for another day... :)

Do you want to know one of the biggest reasons people give up?

The River of Misery.

Think of your transformation journey like this:

You are currently standing on the edge of a river and you want to get to the other side...

...On the other side there's a carnival with pony rides and cotton candy.

It looks amazing.

So you head out to swim to your destination (the carnival on the other side, of course!)...

...You may even feel 'ready' since you've got your floaties and flippers.

"Let's do this!" you say to yourself.

So you take a step into the river.

"Whoa!!!! Burrrrrrr!"

But you're determined so you keep going so you get completely wet.

But there are some pretty big obstacles that you didn't count on...

...You knew it would be cold, but the river is frigid; the current is much stronger than you planned; there are RAPIDS!!!... and SHARKS!?!?...

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*Should* You Know This Already?

mindset Mar 22, 2022

But 'should' you know this already?  :)

Do you have this story that you 'should' know something already?

I hear this often from my clients.  They're frustrated with themselves that they "haven't figured *this* out yet!"  (whatever this is in context to what I'm coaching them on.)

Maybe for you, it's calendaring your time - and then sticking to the plan

Or exercising and knowing which routines to do on which days for maximum benefit...

...maybe it's just cooking from scratch or losing weight.

Listen.

None of us marched out of the womb with playbooks in hand on how to do life.

If you don't know how to do something or you're not as good as you'd like to be - join the club!

Despite what you've heard, you CAN teach an 'old' dog to do new tricks. :)

What's not helping is heaping judgment and shame on yourself that you're not adulting correctly because you don't know how to do some things.

(BTW, that's everyone... Even my dad, who really seems to know...

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When You Doubt Yourself

mindset Mar 15, 2022

I used to drown in my own self-doubt.

It was crippling.

So I'd try to gain confidence in my big scary goal through someone else's belief in me.

For example, I'd ask my husband what he thought about my dream... and he would say something nice and encouraging.

But I never felt better and I didn't believe any more than before...

WHY?

Because that's not his job.  It's MY job to believe in ME.

The truth is: no amount of someone else's belief in your goal is going to change your self-doubt or motivate you to move and get it done if you doubt yourself.

What I've learned is that if I want to reach an impossible goal, I have to believe harder than anyone else in myself.

Self-doubt is human.

But we have the amazing ability, as humans, to change our self-doubt into courage and confidence and belief.

Practice believing.

It might feel scary.  Do it anyway.

Have a beautiful week! xo, Janeen 

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When Exercise Isn't Self-Care

fitness wellness Mar 10, 2022

Stop doing exercise you hate!  No seriously.

If you're going to set the time aside to move and exercise, do yourself a favor and make it something you actually look forward to doing!  

I know this might seem obvious, but I can't tell you the number of women I talk to that run a lot... and hate it!

It seems crazy to me now, but there was a time I caught myself doing the same thing...

For a couple years I trained for triathlons.  I had done a couple sprint-distance tris and thought they were fun...

Then I decided to go big.

Half-iron triathlons were transformational for me on several levels...

... most importantly, the training did what I needed it to do: exercise regularly and eat better so I could feel better.

But here's the thing.

The last one I did wasn't as enjoyable...

...I didn't look forward to the workouts.  I didn't like the pounding in my legs and body on the runs.  My bum never quite got used to my bike seat.  And...

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