10 Tips To Avoid Burnout

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Have you ever suffered from burnout?

Burnout is extremely common and can be linked to the fight and flight reflex. It can happen at any time in any household.

Burnout is a state of physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion caused by prolonged stress. It can be the result of long working hours, lack of work-life balance, or any other situation where an individual feels overwhelmed and unable to cope with the demands of their job. Burnout can lead to decreased productivity and performance, feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, as well as physical symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, fatigue, and depression.

It's essential to recognise the signs early to pace yourself as it can also cause issues with your health. I know because I have been close to this many times and it doesn’t help you or your family….

Worry not though there are heaps of ways to avoid burnout and enjoy your successes and family at the same time! Here are 10 tips to avoid burnout.

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10 Tips To Avoid Burnout

1. Be on the Lookout for Warning Signs

People feel the effects of burnout in different ways. Perhaps you're feeling weary and exhausted without the energy necessary to perform. Or maybe you feel sad or stressed out most of the time.

  • Some people experience blurred vision or difficulty finding words or focusing on anything in front of them (called "tunnel vision").

  • Or you might worry about work all the time, even when you aren't working.

  • Once you've found the root of your burnout, it's easier to handle it.

    2. Take Regular Breaks

    Anywhere from 10-20 minutes can make all the difference between staying in your zone and falling asleep at your desk or bed. When you feel burnout creeping up, take a break for your health and well-being.

    Even for five minutes, sit somewhere quiet to think things over.

      3. Follow a Good Sleep Pattern

      Getting enough sleep is essential for your overall health and well-being and to avoid burnout. Poor sleep hygiene can lead to a number of physical and mental health issues, such as fatigue, headaches, anxiety, depression, and more. To ensure that you are getting the rest your body needs, it is important to practice good sleep hygiene. Here are some tips to help you get better sleep:

      • establish a regular bedtime routine
      • limit caffeine and alcohol consumption
      • avoid screens before bedtime; exercise regularly and
      • create an environment conducive to sleeping.

      4. Exercise Regularly

      Regular exercise reduces stress and increases energy. If you aren't a naturally athletic person, you might be surprised to find that exercise isn't an inconvenient chore.

      There are many ways to have fun while making your body feel better! If you can't get out of the office, try some low-impact exercises like stretches while you're at your desk.

      5. Set Some Goals

      When you know you have something to work toward, it's easier to get out of bed in the morning. With dreams, you give yourself a reason to go on, a direction for your energy.

      6. Try Outsourcing

      Switch up your workload every once in a while, to take some pressure off yourself. Delegate to coworkers or cleaners. If you pay someone else to do part of your job, you'll free up time for yourself—and it will help you think more clearly and creatively.

      7. Identify the Source of Your Burnout and fix it.

      You'll have a more challenging time beating burnout if you don't know what's causing it. When you take some time to reflect, where do you feel tired, stressed, or resentful?

      Put some things in writing. Are there things that you're doing that are causing this feeling?

      8. Go On A Vacation

      Remember: Fun doesn't have to be expensive. Plan a trip somewhere fun that you can go for a few days. Go for some fresh air, take some time out of your schedule, and return feeling refreshed.

      9. Establish Firm Boundaries

      Don't let your boss, friends, or partner push you when you are clearly doing too much or working too hard. There's a thin line between being hard-working and being a slave driver.

      Remember: successful people don't just show up for work and do their best. They ensure that they have time to do things that are important to them. They make a healthy, balanced life outside of work.

      10. Be Consistent with Your Self-Care.

      You can't expect to get in touch with your feelings and refresh yourself if you don't take enough time for yourself.

      Even a 20-minute break can make all the difference in the world when you're feeling stressed and overworked.


      Burnout isn’t fun and can be easily avoided. With the right tools and strategies, you can create a routine that will help you stay productive and motivated throughout the day while also taking care of your mental health. If you need more tips on self-care please check out my blog post 6 Self-Care Tips When You’re Short On Time. Remember is you feel a bit overwhelmed with life take a break and give these tips a go, you will be happy you did!

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