Burnout can happen to anyone, no matter their age or experience level. If you feel drained and unproductive, you’re probably suffering from the effects of a burnout. Sometimes, doing what you love isn’t enough to stop you from suffering this affliction. Despite this, there are ways to ‘heal’ or even prevent the dreaded burnout. Read below for our top tips on avoiding burnout.
- Slow down: Something that tends to lead people to burnout is not allowing yourself to have time off, away from work. Make sure you take time off from work regularly, and most importantly, DON’T work on weekends. You need to have fun, too!
- Set boundaries: Sometimes, saying ‘no’ can be hard. But if you want to avoid burnout and stay motivated and passionate, sometimes saying ‘no’ is essential. It’s also essential to set yourself your own boundaries – such as leaving work at 5pm, or not looking at your emails outside working hours. Setting yourself personal boundaries will help keep your work and personal life separate.
- Sleep more: A good night’s sleep is a cure for many ailments. It’s also a great idea to go to sleep earlier as it means you’ll feel much fresher when you wake up the following day. Once you start going to bed earlier, it will become a habit – a habit that’s very good for your health.
- Talk to people: Nothing is worse than keeping all your problems pent up. If you’re feeling more stressed than usual at work, talk to someone you trust, whether that be a colleague, a friend or a family member. A problem shared is a problem halved.
- Focus hard: When combating a task at work, focus your time and eliminate any potential distractions – pour the entirety of your concentration into the task at hand. This will mean you’ll complete tasks quicker.