Burnout: 5 tips for recovery and prevention

Self-care includes more abstract actions like managing our self-talk and living true to our values and passions.

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2. Prioritise self-care

Self-care is important, but many people have the wrong idea of what it means. It’s not a pampering session at a spa, a fancy dinner or an exotic vacation.

True self-care – that has a lasting positive effect on mental health – is much more basic, deliberate and consistent.

It includes good digital device hygiene, a consistent sleep routine, eating well, socialising and engaging with others and making time for hobbies and interests outside work.

Prioritising self-care, especially when life is stressful, is essential for recovery from, and prevention of, future burnout.

Are you doing self-care wrong?

Read the October 2021 issue of INTHEBLACK magazine.