We sat down with Kishshana Palmer, an internationally acclaimed speaker, trainer, coach, and writer in the fundraising world to talk about her definition of "Martyritis". With burn out being especially prevalent in the nonprofit sector, how can leaders protect their productivity through self-care?
First of all, what is martyritis? To put it simply, it’s the close cousin of being a workaholic. Leaders suffering from this condition are literally obsessed with the idea of being needed and feel like they are the only person who can complete a task to a certain quality standard. To clarify, martyritis is not narcissism or being self-obsessed. It’s that fine line between finding joy in your work and not being able to ask for help.
Some of the symptoms of martyritis include:
If you checked any or all of these boxes, fear not. Here are some of Kishshana’s top tips for nonprofit leaders to combat martyritis and practice self-care.
For more ideas on how you can practice self-care and reclaim a mindset of abundance, listen to Pursuant’s full podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/user-853787959/self-care-for-leaders-and-martyritis-with-kishshana-palmer