The Weary Leader’s Guide to Burnout:
A Journey from Exhaustion to Wholeness
This companion guide to The Weary Leader’s Guide to Burnout can be downloaded and printed or viewed on a tablet. I recommend that you write your answers to the exercises in a separate journal or notebook. I’ve also provided a suggested reading list and a genogram chart for download below. All these materials can be used individually or in groups. If you would like to start a cohort of leaders to work through the book, be sure to read my cohort guide.
Sabbath Planning Guide
Suggested Reading List
Map Your Energy
Use the Map Your Energy pages to learn your energy rhythms. Map your energy daily for 6 weeks making note of your mood/feeling and anything else you want to track (diet, exercise, sleep, etc.) Then transfer your energy marks to the 6-week chart and observe patterns. What time of day do you have the most energy? What days of the week are your low-energy days? Which ones are your high-energy days? How is your mood connected to your energy level?
Once you have completed your observations, you can use these findings to schedule your most important work during your highest energy periods. You can also find ways of rest and refreshment for your low energy times. This information could be a good foundation for developing your own rule of life (see Appendix 2 in The Weary Leader’s Guide to Burnout).