Burnout doesn’t happen overnight, but if you’ve been pushing yourself for too long you may not realize you’re heading for trouble until it’s too late. Learn to recognize the signs and take steps to look after yourself.

We all have days when we’re tired, but burnout is more serious. Burnout occurs when chronic stress overwhelms you to the point where everything in your life starts to suffer. Your efforts need to be sustainable over the long term, and protecting yourself is much more effective than waiting until you are spent to take action.

The telltale signs

To know when it’s time to give yourself a change or a rest, watch out for these ...

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