[Elfsea] Burned out

Richard Threlkeld rjt at softwareinnovation.com
Mon Oct 8 07:45:22 PDT 2001

And other people need the opportunity to expand themselves and take
on these roles. Sometimes we tell ourselves that if I don't do this
is won't get done or it won't get done well. Even if a new person
does not have the experience or training to do it as well as you,
they need opportunities to grow and learn. In that case, you should
become a mentor and let someone else actually do it.

Just make sure they get the credit. You are already known for doing
service well, they are not and can use the limelight in which to

Caelin on Andrede

> -----Original Message-----
> From: elfsea-admin at ansteorra.org [mailto:elfsea-admin at ansteorra.org]On
> Behalf Of lisa duke
> Sent: Monday, September 24, 2001 8:39 AM
> To: elfsea at ansteorra.org
> Subject: Re: [Elfsea] Burned out
> From: "Christine Huse" <maria_elfsea at hotmail.com>
> Reply-To: elfsea at ansteorra.org
> Date:  Tue, 02 Oct 2001 16:30:20 -0500
> >Hola!
> >How do you deal with burn out when it happens?
> >Maria
> Maria,
> These things were very hard for me to learn.  My wonderful group
> of advisors
> DRILLED this into me. 1. - One job at a time and do your 1 job to the best
> of your ability.  2. - Learn to say to yourself, "That's not my
> responsibility."
> Learn how to sit on your hands and not say anything about not
> volunteering.
> There are always some other people whom can take up the slack.  The entire
> barony does not rest on your shoulders alone.  Remember we all work as a
> team.  Someone else can carry that load.  Learn to be choosy
> about what you
> volunteer to do.  Pick the things you really enjoy volunteering for.
> Remember your own time restraints.  Remember your family
> obligations..... We
> are a big family but your immediate family comes first.  Pay attention to
> your priorities.  Currently mine are my family, my house, and my
> health, in
> that order.
> No one will ever slight you when mundanity steps in for a short
> while.  It's
> much easier to have fun when you have your personal mundane life in order.
> Arabella, who had many advisors tell me the same things.
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