burnout from work. introducing a new children's book by Dawn Stephens that can help.

Burnout from work? Introducing a new children’s book that can help.

Burnout from work is a common issue many people face and can be overwhelming. However, a new children’s book offers a fresh perspective on refueling when feeling burnt out. The book uses the analogy of a potter refilling his vessels to provide helpful insights for managing burnout.

My name is Little Pot. I’m a fruit-bearing vessel created by the potter. You can read my story in the children’s book, The Little Pot. But, if you feel burnout from work, my story is not what you need to hear. Today, I want to tell you about a brand-new book that will be released on May 1, 2023. It’s called Burnout Fit In. This book is about a friend of mine named Oil Lamp. This new children’s book isn’t just for children. If you have burnout from work, it’s for you!

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Understanding Burnout and Its Effects.

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged stress and overwork. It can lead to detachment, cynicism, and a reduced sense of accomplishment. Burnout can also have physical effects, such as headaches, fatigue, and insomnia. It’s essential to recognize the signs of burnout and take steps to manage it before it becomes a serious problem.

burnout from work? Here's a book that will help.
Burnout Fit In explains what will help you if you are burnt out.

Introducing “Burnout Fit In” Children’s Book.

“Burnout Fit In” is a new children’s book that provides a fresh perspective on how to refuel and recharge when feeling overwhelmed by work or other stressors. The book follows the story of “The Oil Lamp.” In this story, the potter creates a tiny oil lamp to shine for the other vessels. Once the little lamp has overcome its fear, the potter places it on a pedestal above us all. Its job must be hard. We all look up to it as it sits atop the lampstand. We didn’t even notice that the oil inside it was running low.

Facing burnout from work

If you are facing burnout from work, chances are people are looking up to you too. You, most likely, are running out of energy and feel lonely and exhausted. In the book, we meet another vessel that is cracked and forgotten. It is sitting amongst the ashes on the floor. Oil Lamp’s light allows us to see the damaged vessel, and the potter picks it up and cleans it. Just as the oil lamp burns out, the potter brings in more oil. Surprisingly, the potter doesn’t fill the oil lamp. Instead, he fills the cracked vessel. He then places it on top of the oil lamp. It is designed to fit in the opening of the lamp. Oil can then seep through the wound of the damaged jar and provide the oil that the lamp needs to keep shining.

Here’s a video where the author, Dawn, shares more about the new book.

The Lessons and Insights from the Story.

“Burnout Fit In” offers valuable lessons and insights on how to recover from burnout. The potter represents your creator, and the oil represents the Holy Spirit. You’re facing burnout because you are running low on the power of the Holy Spirit. Prayer and asking God for more energy is a good start. However, you must be prepared for how God will deliver His Spirit to you. In the story, the potter used the wound of another vessel. Therefore, find someone that has been through what you are experiencing. They most likely carry scars and wounds from their experiences. Listen and pray with them. Their wounds will filter the power of the Holy Spirit into your life. Then you will have the energy you need to keep working and shining.

Applying the Lessons so you are not burnout from work.

“Burnout Fit In” is an excellent resource for all of us to learn what to do when we feel burnout. The book is available to pre-order now and will help anyone experiencing burnout or looking to prevent it.

You can’t allow burnout to happen because your light can bear fruit. Ephesians 5 describes Christians as children of the light. Additionally, it explains that the fruit of the light consists of all goodness, righteousness, and truth. Likewise, we know that Paul describes the fruit of the Spirit as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control. You are light and fruit-bearers as a Christian because the Holy Spirit lives in you. I’ve seen God produce the fruit of the Spirit in people just as the potter produces strawberries through me. My author, Dawn, explains it in seven steps. I hope you’ll join me on the fruit-bearing journey. We will see how God works in our lives and with those around us. In addition, you’ll receive a short, fruitful Friday email each week. Just type in your email address and name below.

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