As a guest blogger at The Homeschool Classroom, I wrote a blog entry about leader burnout.
Here’s an excerpt:
It is important to distinguish between temporary “busy-ness” or fatigue and full fledged burn out, which is accumulated strain and stress that affects other areas of your life. After nearly every co-op day, I feel exhausted. One fellow board member takes a nap after co-op, but she is only temporarily fatigued. We joke that we love when co-op starts, but we also love when it ends!
A symptom of burn out would be the loss of the initial enjoyment and anticipation that co-op day should bring. I know that I am tired at the end of a long co-op day because I have invested so much into my students. I really enjoy teaching and I experience a “good” type of fatigue.
To read the entire post, go here: Leader Burnout
Need help avoiding burnout? Read Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them , Run Them and Not Burn Out.
Available as an ebook or in print here.