being overwhelmed

Travelling tips for our executive clients

We have a few of our Highly Sensitive Executives either in-flight or just returning from Conference Season in all parts of the globe.  It’s not uncommon these days to hop the globe, a continent, or many continents all in one go.  The time changes can be challenging to say the least.

We found this great ‘tips’ article in The Daily Telegraph’s Lifestyle section that may be just what these ‘doctors’ ordered as a good way to curb jetlag and still be sane at the end of your business obligations.

Enjoy and fly safe!

The Burnout Queens xx

READ THE ARTICLE HERE:  7 ways to outsmart jet lag.

Email skills up to snuff? Part 2

Last week I shared my HSP reaction to the first of five mistakes that make you look unprofessional when sending emails. It’s a great article we love to share, and you can catch the first blog here:

This week I want to share my HSP thoughts on the second of the five mistakes that make you look unprofessional when sending emails.


2.  Choosing email instead of private messaging.

If you are an HSP like me, there is nothing worse than getting mounds of emails in your inbox each morning (and throughout the day). It sets my ‘overwhelm button’ into virtual overdrive.

I have to admit I used to be guilty of doing this, but no more. When I get it from others though, I thank my lucky stars I listened to Dr Toby saying “quit while you’re ahead!

What am I talking about?

This article suggests using a private messaging system or sending a text is the perfect way to send off a one-liner to friends, family and colleagues. Don’t keep sending back replies to emails.

How many times have you sent your final thoughts or suggestions for business in an email and the receiver keeps replying with small little phrases to keep the email conversation alive (did I just hear Dr T’s voice again). There is always someone who keeps the string attached by replying ‘ok’, or ‘you’re welcome…no problem’, or ‘me too’, or just ‘yep’. This creates at least five extra emails returning to my inbox.

I DON’T LIKE CROWDS. This is crazy and annoying. I just want to say ‘enough already’, but that would net me another reply I’m sure…


Next time you are about to hit the reply button with a little extra something, you might want to try to eliminate the urge to be the ‘nice-friendly-person.’    I think the receiver will understand (I know I will be relieved).

Number three next week. If you have a comment or agree (and disagree) with me, leave your thoughts below. We love hearing from other HSPs!

Love, The Burnout Queens xx


PS:  If you want to read the original article click here



Too Exhausted for a Life Vision…think again!

Seeking the Big Picture | Life Vision Means Living Burnout Free

The Burnout Queens know that most of our Highly Sensitive Women are tired, frazzled and pulled in every direction in their everyday lives.  So to suggest one more thing for them to pack into their lives seems cruel.  But…

A Life Vision is just what these doctors order for frazzled, fried and burned out women.  We know that on any given day, plans can get interrupted, postponed and forgotten in all the details of ‘being and doing’ for everyone.  THAT is precisely why having a Life Vision is so very important to cultivate at different stages of your life.  When it all goes sideways, isn’t it better to be able to go back to the drawing board and know you have already drawn something to follow?  When the chaos and busyness drop off, you can reconnect with yourself quickly and without much struggle.

Quickly and without struggle.  Foreign words to busy women, but they can exist.

On our previous blog (Do You Have a Life Vision)  we outlined two of our Ideas about Life Visioning to help you get started and not become overwhelmed.   Today we’re offering another two for your consideration.

The Burnout Queens want you to stop struggling and actually think about what it is you want in your life.  It’s easier to plan and achieve once the vision (the big picture) is clear.  So try these:

Idea:  Vision is different than purpose.  However, the dreams you have for your life can reveal your purpose to you.  Your life purpose is embedded in your life vision at the age of 12 or 20 or 50 or 80 or…

Idea:  Dreams come from the realm of “what if” and having a vision or a dream requires truthfulness about who you are and what you want.  Truthfulness in your vision does not have to lead to limitation.  Vision is expansive, illusion is limiting.  Vision lends itself to plans and goals, illusion is a dead end.

Come on Darling.  Start dreaming and achieving a life you want to live for yourself.  I bet you do it all the time for your family, your friends, your colleagues.  It’s time for you to get the big picture for your life and step in!

(It may help to read our March 11th Feature Article:  Seeking the Big Picture | Life Vision Means Living Burnout Free here:

Leave us a comment and share what your vision is.  We’d love to hear.

With love, The Burnout Queens xx

Do You Have a Vision of Your Life?

“Without a life vision, you are adrift at sea, shifting directions as the weather changes, and hoping and wishing you will land somewhere tropical with drinks sporting little umbrellas!”

If this sounds like you, you need to read our Feature Article of March 11 (Seeking the Big Picture | Life Vision Means Living Burnout Free )  We’ll help you take the exhaustion and guesswork out of trying to cultivate a life vision all on your own.

We have Four Ideas about Life Visioning to help you stay motivated instead of overwhelmed.  Consider them as you approach the process of defining your Life Vision.

And word to the wise:  Don’t make this difficult!  Just start wondering and thinking for now.

Idea: You need an idea of your destination. You do not have to know the actual end point. You do not need to know all the stops along the way in order to move forward. You need the dream, you need the will, and you need faith.

Idea: The life vision you have can, and probably will, change with your life stages. What you dreamt about having or achieving in your life from the vantage point of your early 20s may be very different than the life vision you have from the viewpoint of your 40s. Neither were off track.

Of course, we have two other ideas for your life vision that may help keep you on track with dreaming about what you want for your life.  They are in our Part 2 post tomorrow.

With Love,  The Burnout Queens xx

4 Steps to Change Successfully

Here are the 4 most important things you need to do today to ensure you succeed with your unique Change style.

Our clients over the decades put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into changing how they think, feel and respond in situations in their lives.  When they successfully follow a few basic changes, they feel invigorated, bold and like they found the ‘keys to the kingdom’.  Divas all of them!

This is how they did it, why not try it yourself!

First, have a good read of our latest Feature Article (click here) and then…

Second:  Decide what change means to you…

Is it risk taking, adventure, stress or something else?

Is change imposed on you…or…chosen by you?

Third:  Find a role model for change, either fictional or real  (it can even be someone you see walking through a revolving door). 

What is it you admire about how she changes things or herself in her life?

How does she approach change and what happens if  she doesn’t succeed at it?

Fourth:  And this is obvious if you read the article…Go find a revolving door and go through it, more than once if you have to, to find out your style.

Why not take an unsuspecting friend with you and surreptitiously watch them go through a revolving door.  Ask yourself…does it match her style?

You can share your secret motive and a good laugh with her over tea later!

Go on!  Find that revolving door and you might find out something extremely important about what help you succeed or keep you being the ‘same old, same old’ you are tired of being!

Cheers, The Burnout Queens xx

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