Burnout is a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion – usually caused by stress. Follow these tips to beat it.

Recognise the signs of burnout

These include difficulty sleeping, loss of appetite, anxiety and depression. Other signs are forgetfulness and trouble concentrating. In fact, burnout can affect the body in many ways and make even result in an impaired immune system.

Take some time out

Distance yourself from the cause of your stress. For example, if it’s work-related schedule some leave to allow yourself a break. In addition, you can make things more manageable by setting smaller goals and taking short breaks as you achieve them. Trying something new can help as well.

Do something relaxing

Engaging in an activity that allows you to disconnect and relax your mind can be incredibly helpful. Consider mediation, a massage or even listening to music can help. Spending time with loved ones can also be beneficial.

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Opt for healthy habits

Eat a balanced diet, stay hydrated and get enough sleep. This will go a long way in alleviating the physical symptoms of stress. Furthermore, making exercise part of your routine will also help lower blood pressure. This will help you cope better with stress.


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