In today’s modern society, with a things to do list the length of your arm and no light at the end of the tunnel, it is so easy to become burned out. From losing the motivation to do anything to actually becoming physically ill, it is more than just stress and frustration – and needs to be dealt with.


If you are feeling foggy and just can't find a way out, have a read of these five tips.


1. Utilise your support networks

If you are struggling, the last thing you want to do is keep it bottled up. The first step to getting better is to talk to family and friends or contact a local charity. They will be able to offer you comfort and even take the load off you.


2. Get plenty of rest

While it can be hard to settle, you need to ensure you are getting adequate sleep. Feeling burned out is both physically and emotionally exhausting and not getting your six or eight hours a night is just going to exacerbate your feelings of fatigue.


3. Stop telling yourself what you should be doing

We are our own worst enemy; telling ourselves that we should be doing something or should be somewhere is simply adding pressure to our already overloaded head. Stop punishing yourself and be kind.



4. Take time off

While it can be hard to leave when the work load is continually climbing, you do need to take a few days or even a few weeks off. The work will still be there when you get back but you will be better able to handle the pressure if you have taken time away from it.


5. Know that it won’t be like this forever

One of the most important things you can keep in your head is the fact that it won’t be like this forever. With some help and taking a step back from some, if not all, of your responsibilities you will be better able to handle yourself.


If you are struggling with getting back on track or are worried about how you are feeling, talk to your GP or call Aware on 01 661 7211.Mind on 0300 123 3393