How To Prevent Burnout

August 30, 2015

Sometimes it’s good to slow down and keep your life in order to prevent the dreaded feeling that you have way too much on your plate.

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While this is completely normal and happens to almost everyone, it’s important to remain organised and make time for yourself amongst the chaos.

Here are some great tips to de-stress and avoid feeling completely burnt out by the end of the working week.

Keep a journal

A journal or wall calendar is a fantastic idea if you’re a visual person and need to see your entire week (or month) planned out ahead of you. Constantly remove the things you’ve achieved throughout the week, and add a few fun activities to your calendar to keep a work/life balance intact.


For some of us, sleep is difficult to achieve because the mind just doesn’t stop! To calmly get a good night’s sleep, it’s important to switch off at least an hour before hitting the sack, and make yourself a warm drink.

Chamomile, green tea, and mint tea are perfect options since the caffeine level is super-low, and won’t keep you up all night long.

Time for hobbies

Whether you enjoy unwinding with a game of lawn bowls or simply going out to brunch with friends, keep busy and make time for your hobbies throughout the week. Don’t lose track of who you are just because your work-life is taking over.

Stay active

A bit of light exercise throughout the week is the best option for clearing your mind, and calming your nerves. If you just don’t like the idea of hitting the gym, sometimes a walk to the

Skincare routine

Your skin might be feeling the stress, so adapt a stable skincare routine into your life. Start with the basics such as cleansing, toning and moisturising every morning and before bed for at least 3 months before your skin should see any big changes.

Eat well

A healthy diet is important for keeping your system nourished throughout the day, while also maintaing a healthy body image. Don’t start with any crazy yo-yo diets which almost always end up with binge eating, but feed your body whenever it’s hungry (with healthy snacks of course).

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