Dr Sherrie Bourg Carter, a psychologist and author of High Octane Women: How Superachievers Can Avoid Burnout, reveals her top four tips for dealing with stress.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.