Burnout prevention and recovery

What is burnout?

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you are overwhelmed, emotionally drained and unable to meet constant demands.

Impacts of burnout

Burnout saps your energy and leaves you feeling helpless and hopeless. The negative effects of burnout spill over into all areas of life and can cause long-term changes to your body. Because of the consequences of burnout, it is important to deal with it right away.

Dealing with burnout

Dealing with burnout requires the ‘Three R' approach:
• Recognise - watch for the warning signs of burnout
• Reverse - undo the damage by seeking support and managing stress
• Resilience - build your resilience to stress by taking care of your physical and emotional health

Tips for dealing with burnout:


Turn to other people


Reframe the way you look at work


Re-evaluate your priorities


Make exercise a priority


Support your mood and energy levels with a healthy diet

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