DODGE THE BUL­LET

Women's Health Australia - - HEALTH -

Dr Sher­rie Bourg Carter, a psy­chol­o­gist and au­thor of High Oc­tane Women: How Su­per­achiev­ers Can Avoid Burnout, re­veals her top three tips.

SCHED­ULE SOLI­TUDE

Ac­tu­ally di­arise spend­ing time with your­self. Any time alone to re­boot, med­i­tate, fo­cus, re­lax, cre­ate, pro­duce and/or think deeply is the great­est gift you can give your­self.

SAY “NO”

Just be­cause you can do some­thing doesn’t mean you should do it. Each time you add a new com­mit­ment or re­spon­si­bil­ity to your plate, you’re adding stress to your life.

SHRED THE SU­PER­WOMAN SCRIPT

Many high-achiev­ing women go through life think­ing they can do ev­ery­thing – but it’s im­por­tant to stay grounded. Per­fec­tion is not a re­al­is­tic goal. Some­times, good enough is just that.

RECHARGE YOUR WAY

There’s no one-size-fits-all so­lu­tion to burnout. The best way to find what will re­duce your stress is to make a list of all the things you en­joy – things you wish you had the time to do. Then find ways to add them to your life.

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