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How You Might Be Inviting Burnout Into Your Ministry

4. Encourage other leaders to set boundaries.

If you expect your volunteers to always be able to do phone calls, emails, problem solving and conversation …

… it’s fair of them to expect the same of you.

Encourage your leaders to treat their families as their most important priority and they’ll understand why you’re doing the exact same thing.

Does this really work?

It does for me, and while I can’t promise anything for you, I can tell you this:

It’s definitely worth a try.

If you’re burnt out, stressed out, worn out or on your way out, take some time in the next two weeks to really rest.

Don’t cheat your rest and don’t try to mix work into your rest.

It’s amazing what rest can do to counteract the problem of tired.

Are you the person INVITING burnout to get into your life? Or are you actively working to evict it? Tell me all about it in a comment below.

And as always, if you have a friend in youth ministry, send this post over to them right now.