SMART LIFE SERIES: Learn When & How To Say No Without Guilt.
Coming soon: This article is part 1 of a new series and will be written specifically for Therapists, Healers, Psychics, Coaches, care givers and all other professions serving the masses. I will explain common mistakes you make, how to avoid them and work smarter! We can all agree that the world needs to heal and evolve now more than ever, there simply is not enough time or energy to waste on Perpetual Self Saboteurs, Perpetual Victims, Drama Addicts, Abusive Clients, Toxic Manipulators, and “Gimme Gimme” Free Loads.
Time to get super selective and tough, lets create a healthier social work culture and help those who DESERVE it!
Powerful lasting impact starts with you and me, Compassion Fatigue is a real problem today because when those who devote their lives to caring for society’s ills are burned out and abused, none wins and the world goes backwards as we are seeing happen now. Our society can not afford to loose anymore healers, therapists, teachers and caretakers due to burn out and compassion fatigue. We can not as a society allow those who simply refuse to grown up, to continue to excessively burden, exploit or abuse our few and far in between humanitarians. It is no longer an issue of a few bad apples ruining it for the rest… I have been witnessing a growing phenomenon of a few good apples in a sea of rotten ones. That is the norm now! Being a weak adult with very infantile, self absorbed tendencies is actually a choice, and it is one that should never be rewarded. We are neither help them nor the rest of society by coddling their infantile weakness!
If you are a caregiver in any capacity and found this article, my hope is for you to understand the problem and apply a number tried and tested solutions I offer. If you suffer from Compassion Fatigue or Burnout please look for the resources I will include at the end of the article. You DO matter, you ARE more important, much needed and appreciated!
Please remember that you are not alone, caring for others as a profession is tough and demands respect and fairness to be worthwhile to anyone including the receivers of any form of care, emotional, mental, physical of spiritual. You are also not alone in feeling like our society is regressed so far backwards that most adults in it behave like they are still in puberty. I can not even compare them to children because that would be an insult to children, nor to animals because that would be an insult to them as well. No other species has produced and fostered this much weakness, excessive selfishness and appalling immorality. Some of you reading this are Baby boomers, while I know many outstanding people from the boomer generation, please pay attention because your grandkids tell me how embarrassed they are by much of what you do and say to them. They can not relate to you at all, and want nothing to do with the the continuation of the a very toxic paradigm they inherited from previous generations especially your own. This is not only a big social problem, it is most definitely a generational one, because your offspring and their offspring have been left with much much less than you when you were their age!
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