Welcome to the new year!

Tessa Boer-Mah 24 Jan 2024


As we embrace 2024, setting goals is one way of staying on track with our aspirations and what we hope to achieve in the year ahead. Setting a specific goal to avoid burnout can alleviate the stress and exhaustion some people experience as a result of their packed schedules.

Burnout is a type of mental, physical and emotional tiredness caused by ongoing and excessive stress. Symptoms can include reduced efficiency, feeling negative about and distant from your job, and feeling depleted.

Experiencing a constant state of stress puts pressure on our adrenal and limbic systems, and can cause anxiety and depression, headaches, sleep issues and affect our immunity.

What to look out for:

  • Feeling tired a majority of the time
  • Sore muscles and headaches
  • Change in appetite
  • Feeling dissatisfied at work
  • Feeling alone, defeated, unmotivated

Tips to avoid burnout:

  • Practice mindfulness
  • Go for a walk in the fresh air at lunch time
  • Help someone in your workplace
  • Chat with workmates
  • Practice saying no and shifting impossible deadlines
  • Work out if you are happy at work, or do something you are passionate about

Source: 6 ways to avoid burnout (smilingmind.com.au)


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Tessa Boer-Mah