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Slowing Down: The Secret to Ending Burnout for High Achieving Professional Women

October 10, 20233 min read

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” - Anne Lamott


In the fast-paced corporate world, we often equate success with relentless hustle and tireless work.

However, more and more high-achieving professional women are discovering a counterintuitive truth: slowing down can actually be the key to ending burnout and experiencing serene success.

Slow down - the key to serene success for high-achieving women

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Understanding Burnout

Burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged and excessive stress. It's a silent epidemic affecting countless professional women globally, impacting their health, happiness, and ultimately, their productivity.

According to a study by Harvard Business Review, almost 50% of people say they are often or always exhausted due to work.

This is not only about physical exhaustion; it signals burnout, which significantly impacts professionals and businesses alike. This statistic highlights the criticality of implementing strategies such as setting boundaries, prioritizing self-care, and taking a step back to prevent burnout and establish a healthier, sustainable work approach specifically for professional women.

Why Slowing Down is Essential

Slowing down doesn't mean giving up on your career or settling for less. Instead, it means intentionally creating space in your life to recharge and refocus. It's about quality, not quantity.

Here's why:

1. Improved Focus and Productivity:

When we slow down, we can concentrate our energy on what truly matters, leading to better outcomes. Research shows that taking breaks and working fewer hours can actually increase productivity and creativity.

2. Better Decision-Making:

Slowing down allows us to think more clearly and make better decisions. It helps us avoid hasty reactions and instead respond thoughtfully, leading to better results.

3. Enhanced Well-being:

Chronic stress can lead to numerous health issues, including heart disease, depression, and anxiety. Slowing down and taking care of ourselves can greatly improve our physical and mental health, making us more resilient in the face of challenges.

4. Greater Satisfaction

When we're always rushing, we miss out on the joy of the present moment. Slowing down allows us to fully experience and appreciate our lives, leading to greater satisfaction and happiness.

Being Known for Results, Not Hours Worked

The fear of being seen as "not dedicated enough" often prevents us from slowing down. However, in today's result-oriented corporate culture, you're valued for the results you deliver, not the hours you clock in.

Successful companies understand that employee well-being is directly linked to productivity. They know that a rested, happy employee will always outperform a stressed, overworked one. So, don't be afraid to set boundaries, take breaks, and prioritize your well-being. Your work and your health will both benefit.

You're known as a high achiever, you're known for the results you deliver. Index on results, not hours worked

How to Start Slowing Down

Here are some strategies to start slowing down:

Set Clear Boundaries:

Define your work hours and stick to them. Learn to say 'no' to tasks that aren't your responsibility or don't align with your goals.

Prioritize Self-Care:

Regular exercise, a healthy diet, adequate sleep, and mindfulness practices like meditation can greatly help manage stress.

Take Regular Breaks:

Short breaks throughout the day can help clear your mind and improve focus. Also, ensure you take your annual leave to fully disconnect and recharge.


You don't have to do everything yourself. Delegate tasks when possible and focus on what you do best.


Remember, slowing down is not a sign of weakness but a strength. It's an act of self-care that will lead to a more sustainable and successful career. As high-achieving professional women, it's time we give ourselves permission to slow down and end the cycle of burnout. After all, we deserve to thrive, not just survive.

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