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Best-selling author, time management expert, and work life balance specialist, speaker, and performance coach Susan Sly, explains why burnout is so bad for you and how balanced living – specifically, work-life balance – can be the answer to that problem.

Scottsdale, AZ. — April 27, 2017 — Best-selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur Susan Sly recently published a new article, “Why Is Work-Life Balance Important? 3 Ways the Cumulative Effects of Burnout Is Bad for You…

Susan starts the piece by conceding that work-life balance sounds good to say or talk about but it’s hardly ever practiced these days. Yet, she counters, “For greatest productivity, health, and happiness, work-life balance must be aggressively pursued. It can’t just be something mentioned or discussed.”

She goes on to explain that when we aren’t living in balance, there can be numerous negative consequences in both our personal and professional lives. One of these is “burnout.”

As Susan says, “Unfortunately, this term is dramatically more realized than work-life balance. In fact, burnout is a common consequence of a lack of life balance. And it’s flat out bad for you. Thus, beating burnout must be a priority.”

Susan then goes on to describe 3 ways burnout has a negative impact. These include negative effects on relationships, productivity, and even health.

In regards to our relationships, Susan explains that burnout fatigues you mentally and physically. Consequently, this poor decision-making then flows over into our relationships with others.

Furthermore, when burnout results from a lack of work-life balance, we often find we simply have nothing left to give in our relationships. This means relationships aren’t nurtured and thus, suffer.

Burnout harms productivity because it increases our frustration to the point where we can’t operate effectively or efficiently—much less be productive. Susan further explains that one of the key factors leading to burnout and a lack of productivity, is multi-tasking.
However, perhaps most alarmingly, Susan talks about the harm burnout does to our health. As she says, our body often takes the biggest brunt of doing too much and not resting enough over time. Consequently, it gives us warning signs that it’s not in balance such as headaches, poor sleep quality, and weight gain or loss. She adds, “If we don’t pay attention to those warning signs, our body might get more forceful in the messages it sends. We could find that our health begins to not only suffer, but fail.”

The full article can be found here:

About Susan Sly:

Susan Sly is a best-selling author, speaker, trainer and entrepreneur. She has appeared on CNN, CNBC, Fox, Lifetime Television, The CBN, The Morning Show in Australia and been quoted in Forbes Magazine Online.

Additionally, Susan is the author of 7 books. Her book project with NY Times Best Selling Author, Jack Canfield, made six Amazon Best Selling lists.

She has completed the Boston Marathon 6X and placed Top 10 in the Pro Division of the Ironman Triathlon in Malaysia.

Susan is passionate about philanthropy. As such, she has dedicated a significant amount of time and money working to liberate girls from trafficking. Furthermore, she invests in education to support women and girls who have survived trauma and abuse both domestically and overseas.

Susan is the mother of five children and resides with her husband in Scottsdale, Arizona. Find out more about Susan at

Susan truly believes we can have it all.



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