HOW TO AVOID BURNOUT:
Take care of your physical health. Eat well and ensure you don’t skip meals or substitute meals with junk food. Exercise routinely, if not daily. Make time to get outdoors and to play, or spend time with your family, children or animals.
Make sure you’re getting enough sleep and maintain good sleep hygiene, which means not using cellphones, tablets or computers just before going to bed. The best way to establish a good night-time routine is to retire with a book. Make sure you get enough sleep every night.
Try and engage in a hobby that takes your mind off work, and that enables you to relax and play.
Be social. Spend time with friends playing games or sports, having fun, or being in nature. what my schedule looked like, because I had a really big problem turning work away. Now I consider my schedule and the amount of work I have in hand very carefully before committing to any new work. I realise now that there is only so much that I can fit into one day. It has been a big learning curve, but I have learnt to say no.”