Good Boundaries Won’t Save You From Burnout

I almost didn’t make it. A season of extended rest–a 12 week sabbatical–awaited me in September 2015. But as my church prepared for this sabbatical a year prior (yes, it takes several months of planning), I discussed a provisional plan with my senior warden and vestry. I was so tired that I might need to begin the sabbatical before September.

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By |2020-05-22T14:44:59-05:00June 20th, 2017|Categories: For Pastors|Tags: , , |4 Comments

I Was Burned Out

I was a burned out priest. I realized that something was really wrong when I ended up in the emergency room. I had had a “near syncope” which means I passed out without passing out.  (Not sure what that means medically). Anyway, I felt weird and had tunnel vision, and was out of balance for while.  Not a good feeling.

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By |2022-03-21T11:45:28-05:00December 17th, 2015|Categories: For Pastors|Tags: , , , |2 Comments
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