Tips To Avoid Burnout

Stress can feel unavoidable at times, but we can prevent it from progressing to burnout if we implement boundaries between work and our personal lives.

Burnout occurs when you experience large levels of stress for long periods of time. This can have various negative effects on not only your physical but your mental health too.

Here are a few steps to help you avoid burnout:

Move your body

Exercise not only boosts our physical health, but our emotional health too. You don’t need to spend hours in the gym, simply find a form of movement that you enjoy. It can be a walk, pilates, gym, yoga, running – anything that makes you feel good. 

Eat a balanced diet 

We can easily get distracted throughout our workdays and not prioritise fuelling our bodies with the foods they need. It is important we do this and eat balanced meals throughout the day as it can boost our energy levels help us concentrate. 

Create a schedule

Create a realistic checklist of what you want to achieve throughout your day in order to help you get into a productive mindset.

By doing this it also gives you a goal to work towards. Once that goal is achieved you will feel accomplished, which can help minimise over working too.

Take breaks throughout your day 

Working for six hours straight can easily be done when not faced with any distractions, however it can leave you mentally exhausted and drained. 

Try take small breaks throughout the day to give your mind some rest, take a walk outside or see a friend.

Create good sleeping habits 

In order for our bodies to function at their full potential they need to rest and reset, therefore prioritising sleep is a must.

Minimise your screen time before bed in order to help your mind wind down. 

We can avoid burnout by making self-care a priority within our everyday life. Even though life can seem overwhelmingly busy at times, it is important that we take a moment to sprinkle some joy into each of our days. 

Written By: Claudia Schoeman