Find Your Threshold of Volunteerism and Avoid Burnout with this Formula
By Del Albright
It is hard to say no to helping a cause you believe in, but eventually, we say
yes too much, our plates become full, frustration hovers, stress builds, and
burnout looms in the forefront. As we continue volunteering, we are lucky if
we do not blow a gasket, toss a stroke, get mad or just quit! Once you
burn out, you no longer help the cause – you might even hurt it. So, my
advice is to learn where your threshold lies and not cross it.
Threshold is an ancient word, dating to c.1000 and probably earlier. The
term “thresh” was initially meant to stamp on or trample and survives today
in the verb to thresh (wheat) and thrash. The “hold” portion is of unknown
origin. The threshold is literally the first place in a building you step and has
evolved to mean any gateway.
Read the entire article here: art-threshold.pdf (delalbright.com)