how to avoid burnout

Burnout to Bliss

Invest in yourself and reap the rewards.

There are only 24hrs in a day, how many of these hours do you spend working? When it comes to your well-being something’s got to give.  Investing in you is imperative for your personal and professional achievements and life. If you’re feeling exhausted, stressed, unmotivated, loss of appetite, these could all be effects of burnout.

So how do you prevent this?

Analyse your daily routine. Break down your day and see how much time you spend on your own well-being. If the answer is not much at all, then introducing a new daily routine that includes some time out for you, this will help your mood, energy and concentration.

Take a break. Take your full hour lunch break outside, or if you prefer a few smaller breaks, do whatever will help recharge the batteries.

Schedule in a fitness routine. Exercise is one of the best ways to reduce stress and burnout; this keeps your body fit and healthy too.

Have a solid morning routine. No sleeping in allowed! The reason successful people get an early head start is to take some (precious) time out for themselves. The key is to not check emails or answer messages, this should be your time to exercise, meditate and write in a journal, do what motivates you most.

Sleep to succeed. As well as a morning routine, it’s a good idea to have a sleep routine that will allow you to get adequate rest and help you to wake up fresh as a daisy. By getting the sleep you need this will set you up for the next day ahead and support you in your goals.

As Arianna Huffington says “We are literally going to sleep our way to the top.”

About The Author – Shannon Lippert

As PKL Recruitment’s New South Wales Branch Manager, Shannon is responsible for both the Temporary and Permanent Divisions. Since joining the PKL Recruitment team in 2013, Shannon has always lead from the front, guiding and growing the Sydney PKL Recruitment Branch to be one of the most successful recruitment teams in Sydney. Contact Shannon directly on or on LinkedIn.