9 ways to prevent burnout at work

Are you exhausted, overwhelmed and on the verge of burnout? Nutritionist, business psychologist and best-selling author Susan Scott shares tips on how to cope.

by Susan Scott

Life is tough! We’re juggling excessive demands on our time, uncertainty about the future, tight budgets, skills shortages and to be honest, just about anything else life feels like throwing at us right now.

Maintaining your capacity to cope is vital – lose it and you’re in danger of crashing and burning.

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion which will leave you feeling rock bottom, alone and unable to cope. Your mind and body have basically thrown in the towel and said, 'enough is enough' and it’s absolutely miserable – trust me, I have the t-shirt. It happens to the very best of us, particularly if you’re a highly driven, high achiever. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are my nine top tips to prevent burning out.

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