12 Ways to Stop Burnout in its Tracks

Following on from the 12 hidden warning signs of burnout, I thought it was only fair that I talked about the same number of ways to try and combat burnout. Hopefully, you’ve had some time to think about the signs and symptoms since episode three and been mindful of what you’ve noticed. If so, we can now go through 12 ways to stop burnout in its tracks!

In this episode, I go through some of the ways I’ve learnt can help combat chronic stress, the feeling of overwhelm, and burnout. All of these are things I’ve picked up from therapists, experts, articles and books – and I’ve used them all myself. The tips and tricks I cover in detail include:

  1. Getting some rest/more sleep
  2. Schedule downtime into your day
  3. Reduce caffeine intake
  4. Unplug!
  5. Get creative
  6. Get moving
  7. Take some time off – properly!
  8. Look at your goals
  9. Practice saying, “No.”
  10. Become mindful
  11. Talk to someone else
  12. Talk to yourself (journal)

If you listen to the podcast above, I explain each of these in more detail. As usual, I’ve included some useful resources down below.

Finally, just a reminder that if you are experiencing lots of signs of chronic stress, please do try and talk to somebody you trust or a medical professional. You can also join the free, private Facebook group which opened its doors on the 10th August! Especially if you’d like to focus on number 11. Just click here and request to join.

Resources and extra ways to help stop burnout

The Muse: 13 Ways the Busiest People Ever Avoid Burnout

HelpGuide: Burnout Prevention and Treatment

NY Times: Avoid Burnout Before You’re Already Burned Out

Mind: Mindfulness Exercises and Tips

This is the journal/planner I mentioned – This is not an ad, I just really enjoy using them!

Getting Involved

  • My Podcast – which is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify – is the best way to get involved. Here I’ll talk about everything I’ve learnt and bring in some special guests who are experts in their field. Make sure you subscribe to be notified when new episodes go up.
  • The Anti-Burnout Club page on my site will be filled with my articles on the topic, so pop it in your bookmarks.
  • My Instagram is full of self-love and self-care tips and advice, along with stories of me chatting away about things I’ve discovered that day. Please do give it a follow to fill your feed with inspiration.
  • My Facebook page shares that same self-love, but also articles I find on topics that will help you thrive. Give the page a like to learn along with me.
  • My Facebook group is brand new, but is a safe hub for people to talk about their own experiences of burnout, give and receive advice, and learn so much along the way.
  • My YouTube which has video versions of the podcast which should also be more accessible with closed captions (even if they do call me Bex Biller!)
  • You can also email me at any time: ABC@BexSpiller.com

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