How to Avoid Burnout at Work

‘I am just so done with everything,’ ‘I think I need a break, ‘wish I could take a good nap man’

In the past month, I’ve come across these statements more than 1000 times and I realize how there’s an epidemic of burnout in corporate life.

In the quest of doing everything and grabbing every opportunity, we tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves; sometimes even more than what we can handle. We’re completely overwhelmed by the number of commitments we’ve bounded ourselves into and now we do not have the wavelength to live up to all of them. Here’s the red flag. It’s the constant feeling of lethargy, stressed, depleted or literally just spent and it’s the time to rejuvenate yourself.

Here are a few ways by which you can ‘put the gas back in your tank’


When it comes to investment don’t we all prefer diversifying our portfolio? Then why stick to just work and work the whole time? Why attach our identities to how productive we’ve been in a day?

You should have multiple baskets to pull from. Identify activities that replenish you. It can be anything. From socializing with friends to sitting alone and listening to music, anything that works as an antidote to the drudgery of your working day. Tweak in these activities in your daily schedule and see your mood level up.


If you find yourself checking your phones/ laptops every two minutes for no reason at all, switch it off for some while or maybe keep it somewhere where it’s out of sight and out of mind, apparently for some time. Being away from your devices is a real detox that you need at intervals. Consider swapping out your Netflix binges for time with friends, long walks, or other activities that keep you away from electronics for at least a few hours.


No matter how cliché it sounds but sleep, exercise, and proper nutrition can do wonders for your mood and stress levels. Avoid taking in a lot of junk foods and switch to a healthier diet.


If you’re at the point where you are sacrificing your health for work, that is a sign. That never gets better on its own. Your body is giving you signals, don’t ignore them.

Don’t stop, but calm down before you reach that saturation point and before you become another rat of this rat race.


I read somewhere that, to the brain, clutter represents unfinished business and this lack of completeness will only add to the stress levels that are already high.

So, declutter your place and feel the satisfaction and calm in the environment. It will surely increase your productivity.

Let me know in the comments what you do when you feel you are too exhausted and drained to proceed :)

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