Welcome to the new year!

Tessa Boer-Mah 24 Jan 2024

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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