Burnout Warning Signs & How to Take Care of You [Living Fully Show]

Let’s face it. As women, we take on a lot! From our household responsibilities of caring for our home and our family, to our work, career and business responsibilities, to wanting to care for ourselves, somewhere in the mix, it can all be too much.

At the peak of Joyel (Joy-L) Crawford’s career, she found herself ignoring the signs of mental, physical and emotional exhaustion. She felt she could push through the demands on her time and get through it all, despite the physical pain she was in. With her desire to keep it all together, everything began to fall apart, in very serious ways.

Joyel wants you to heed to the warning signs of burnout and take care of you. Her story is one to inspire and encourage you to take care of you, pay attention to the signs of physical, emotional and psychological burnout. You do not have to push through when it hurts. In fact, you should not. Here’s what Joyel and I discuss in this week’s Living Fully Show:

In this episode:
  • Burnout, stress, exertion, and putting everyone else first and what happens to you and your overall self.
  • The detrimental and emotional effects of stress and how it can affect your physical health.
  • Tips and strategies to manage your stress and overwhelm
  • Joyel also recommended Spire as a tool to measure daily energy and stress
  • A beautiful practice of celebration that you can incorporate every day.
  • Taking action towards getting help.



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One Million Ten Million Project – #1M10MProject

Joyel was born at 2lbs 10 oz, and 3 months prematurely. Through her experience, she has greatly appreciated the work that the March of Dimes does in support of those who started out their lives just like she did. Due to her connection to this wonderful organization, Joyel has chosen the March of Dimes as her One Million Ten Million Project recipient.



About Joyel Crawford

Joyel Crawford is the founder of Crawford Leadership Strategies, LLC. She is determined and passionate Certified Professional Career & Life Coach and Leadership Development Training Consultant with over 15 years of experience Human Resources and career management. She is thrilled to bring her years of expertise to others and is excited about helping others achieve their career and business goals. Prior to CLS, Joyel supported professionals within all functional groups at Verizon Wireless for 18 years.

Throughout her career she worked in Employee Relations, EEO/AA, Staffing, Professional Mentoring and Learning & Development. Leadership and Career Development were a golden thread that she followed throughout her successful career at this Fortune 500 company. Joyel began her professional career shortly after graduating Cum Laude at Elon University with a Psychology degree as an Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow. Joyel obtained her MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a concentration in Management. Joyel is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC). She also holds PHR, SHRM-CP, DISC, Birkman and Life Coaching certifications. She is a member of Forbes Coaches Council, SHRM, Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and National Association of Professional Women. Her career advice has been featured in Forbes, Essence, Huffington Post, The Muse, and Next Avenue.

Find out more and connect with Joyel at clsnext.com and follow her social media on:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joyelcrawford
Twitter: https://twitter.com/clsnextcoach
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrawfordLeadershipStrategiesLLC

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  • Patricia

    Hi Joyel,

    I love this interview and relate to so much of your story.

    So many of us have hit that point where we know inside we’ve gone to far but we feel alone, afraid, embarrassed and sometimes don’t have the where-with-all to reach out to find the support we need. Your experience, insight and advice will encourage others to take the action needed to put their health first.

    I also love how you acknowledge and celebrate every achievement. Just thinking about some of the small wins I made today has totally shifted my mood.

    Thank you so much for sharing your story.


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